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Chicago Department of Health seeks participants for HIV prevention focus group

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The Chicago Department of Public Health, in conjunction with Better World Advertising, are seeking black women who are at least 18 years of age to participate in a focus group to develop an HIV/STD prevention campaign.

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Registration for the ‘Freedom Dreams…Freedom Now!’ conference now open!

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Registration is now open for the “Freedom Dreams…Freedom Now” event in Chicago! The event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic summer of 1964, often referenced as Freedom Summer.

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Who Will Keep My Sister?: A Dialogue & Discussion on the Criminalization of Black Women & Girls

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Join the Chicago Chapter of BYP100 in a dialogue & discussion on the criminalization of Black women & girls through a queer feminist lens. The event, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, will amplify stories of Black women & girls, and propose solutions over (free) food and community. Featured speakers […]

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America’s Most Wanted: Hip hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex

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The University of Chicago’s Race Center hopes to spark useful dialogue with their event, “America’s Most Wanted: Hip hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex.” AMERICA’s MOST WANTED examines the prison crisis by placing two of America’s most influential industries in the crosshairs: corporate-owned media and entertainment. 

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WATCH: BYP 100′s Charlene Carruthers to join Oprah, Maria Shriver for Google Hangout

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BYP 100′s National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers will join media mogul and talk show queen Oprah Winfrey for a Google Hangout this afternoon. Journalist, author and former First Lady of California Maria Shriver will host the moderated virtual conversation via “The Shriver Report.” 

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Cafe Society to host Stand Your Ground talk in light of Dunn verdict

The Cafe Society in Chicago will be meeting on Wednesday, March 12 at Ron’s Barber Shop 6058 W North Ave. at 5pm and Friday March 14 at NiteCap Coffee Bar 1738 W 18th St. at 6pm to discuss the implications of the controversial Stand Your Ground law. This is community conversation, set to take place […]

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Do you know what today is? National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March is Women’s History Month and today we take time out to raise awareness about the affects of HIV/AIDS on girls and women. Each year on March 10, advocacy organizations seek to shed light on the disease. 

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Members of NAACP St. Paul Youth & Collegiate Branch hold protest against school-to-prison pipeline

Members of the St. Paul Youth and Collegiate Branch of the NAACP will hold a protest and rally against the school-to-prison pipeline. “Unchain our Children” will take place on Wednesday February 26, at Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota at 12:30pm. The two-hour long protest is connected to a larger project that rejects the school-to-prison pipeline. […]

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‘Dilla Youth Day’ event seeks to honor legacy of late producer on birthday weekend

In honor of the late legendary producer J Dilla’s birthday, a Detroit art gallery will host its 3rd annual “Dilla Youth Day.”  The free event will take place Sunday February 9th at the 5E Gallery 4605 Cass Avenue from 12-4pm. 

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Chicago event seeks to ‘reclaim Afrikan heritage in America’

A Chicago-based organization is seeking the “reclaim Afrikan Heritage in America” with their upcoming event. The BRIJ (Bridging Relationships in Justice) Fund, along with The Inner City Studies Majors Club & The Black Mall, will hold their first bi-monthly mixer series on Saturday Feb. 22 from 10-4pm. 

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