First Lady Michelle Obama addresses a gathering at The Arts Center in Fayetteville, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2009, on her first official trip as First Lady. She also visited nearby Ft. Bragg.Photo By: Joyce N. Boghosian
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COMMENTARY: Open Letter from Michelle Obama–Exclusively for The Chicago Defender

CHICAGO DEFENDER — n kindergarten, my classroom had been wonderfully diverse, full of children of varying ethnic and economic backgrounds. […read more]

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Candidates and Officials Brace for Verdict in Jason Van Dyke Trial

CHICAGO DEFENDER — Several community leaders have made statements regarding responses to the verdict in the Jason Van Dyke trial. Van Dyke is on trial for first degree murder for shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014. Leaders are speaking about possible protests and unrest if Van Dyke is found not guilty of the charges. The Chicago Defender will update our site regularly with statements from political candidates, officials and community leaders. […read more]

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Hillary Clinton Up Close

By Kai EL’Zabar (Executive Editor, Chicago Defender) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came to Chicago on her Midwest campaign jaunt to address the Women’s International Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition 45th Annual Convention. After the luncheon, the “Chicago Defender” sat down, up close Read More