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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Chick-Fil-​A to Stop Funding Anti-Gay Groups

In a remarkable about face, Atlanta-based fast food seller Chick-fil-A has decided to stop funding anti-gay organizations. Happy with this development? Did you protest Chick-fil-A?

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Chicago’s Teacher Strike was Lukewarm at Best

By Aaron @Talley_Marked 12:25 pm September 20, 2012 About a week ago, I had initially been excited when Chicago’s downtown was aglow with a flush of red T-shirts as the district’s teachers went on strike again for the first time in 25 years. Finally, it had seemed that public education’s core issues had been launched […]

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Latest Pew Poll Gives Obama Biggest Lead Yet

The latest Pew poll gives President Obama an 8 point lead over GOP candidate Mitt Romney.This is Obama’s largest lead thus afar. Thoughts on these latest poll results? Can Mitt recover this?

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This is not Washington!: An Open Letter to Rahm Emanuel

As one Chicago educator’s open letter explains,the CTU Strike stands as a lesson to Rahm Emanuel and anyone that uses and abuses workers: You can try; but be prepared for a fight.

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Don’t Miss the Chicago International Youth Peace Movement Kickoff Concert f/ FM SUPREME!

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:03 pm September 19, 2012 Next Tuesday, the city of Chicago will witness the launch of The Chicago International Youth Peace Movement. Part of a larger grassroots campaign for peace, the event will feature a concert headlined by Chicago’s very own FM Supreme, and coincide with the release of her powerful new […]

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Zimmerman’s DNA, NOT Trayvon Martin’s, Found on Handgun

According to forensic experts, no traces of Trayvon Martin’s DNA were found on the handgun used to take his life. This evidence could potential call into question Zimmerman’s assertion that he fired the fatal shot after Martin reached for his weapon.

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D.L. Hughley Attacks Lupe Fiasco for Not Voting; Lupe Responds

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:33 am September 19, 2012 In response to comedian D.L. Hughley’s indignation over the fact that he doesn’t vote, rapper Lupe Fiasco has issued a challenge: Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco used Twitter to respond to comments made by comedian D.L. Hughley over Lupe’s reluctance to participate in the upcoming presidential election. He […]

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VIDEO: President Obama Responds to Leaked Mitt Romney Video on Letterman

President Obama responded to the leaked Mitt Romney video for the first time on David Letterman last night: ‘There are not a lot of people out there who think they are victims, ‘One thing I’ve learned as president is that you represent the entire country.’

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Chicagoan Waxes About Chief Keef and City Violence

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:28 am September 19, 2012 Joshua Adams, a self-described “producer-writer-hooper-rapper-poet-artist-dreamer-lover-fighter-thinker-prayer-AΦA-man,” took to his blog to discuss his feelings about his hometown, Chicago, rapper Chief Keef, and the violence in the city: Neighborhoods, particularly on the south side (and some in the west side) of Chicago have  erupted with youth violence. With death […]

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Magic Johnson Opens School in Atlanta

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:21 am September 19, 2012 N.B.A. hall of famer and businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson has opened an education center in downtown Atlanta to help youth who haven’t complete school or who are at risk of not finishing: The Magic Johnson Bridgescape center helps give those who have left school, or are at […]

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