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It Will Always Be a White Christmas

In Chicago, the snow has finally come! Families have decorated their homes and stores have chimed in to the holiday spirit. This is the time where holidays really feel like holidays. I always had a soft spot for Christmas. It’s a time where you can give, receive and eat well. I recently stumbled upon a blog written by Slate Culture […]

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All I Want for Christmas

It’s that time of year. That’s right. We’re two weeks out from Christmas and it’s time I write a letter to some cherubic, portly white dude who bestows gifts upon the nice. I’m pretty sure I’ve been naughty this year, but that’s not going to stop me from asking. Besides, Santa knows any coal I […]

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Why I Paid Tribute to the Great Nelson Mandela

  A few months ago,  I began working on a project with producer Agent of Change called P.O.W.E.R.(People Oppressed Will Eventually Rise). Agent of Change sent me a number of beats in connection to this project, but when I first heard this beat, it took me straight to the Motherland. As I was working on […]

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Is Sharing Really Caring?

Exploitation is at its finest nowadays. We often don’t think twice about the videos and images we share and comment on once they’re posted. We get our laughs, get our views, likes, or follows and afterwards carry on as if nothing questionable happened. But what if it’s YOUR  image? Your picture might be floating around on the internet, […]

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In memory of Fred Hampton

45 years ago today, legendary civil rights activist and Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was gunned down by Chicago detectives and members of the FBI during a raid. As he slept next to his 8 month pregnant partner, the last moments of his life were stolen by the boys in blue. Like most of the […]

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Coming from where I’m from

After reading a recent New York Times article featuring a north Saint Louis neighborhood and the violence that it’s citizens live with daily, I realize that I see my neighborhood with different eyes. I am a born and raise resident of the same north Saint Louis neighborhood. Like most of my neighbors, I have witnessed […]

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Iyanla, Fix Your Language

Is Iyanla Van Zant forever and ever protected by the shield of God Oprah Winfrey, ever since she got on the God’s show and groveled before a studio audience? If that’s the case, the lack of clap back for an under-reported story would make sense. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, The Root reported on an […]

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SB 1342 will Criminalize Black and Brown Bodies

By Aaron Talley, BYP 100 Chicago One would think that it goes without saying that we should meet the complex problems of violence in Chicago with equally complex solutions. One would think, or rather one should think, that reducing violence requires creative, expansive, and thoughtful solutions. However, time proves again and again that lawmakers choose […]

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Nobody’s Greater Than You

Brace yourselves. You might need some protection when you step outside your door today. It’s cold out but people are colder. As you have your morning breakfast or lunch or dinner, depending on what side of the world you live on, be sure to have a side of IDGAF next to your toast.

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NEWS: BYP100 Chicago Chapter Joins Campaign to Oppose Mandatory Minimums

Media Contact: Jasson Perez jassonperez@gmail.com 773-344-2308  BYP 100 Chicago Chapter Joins Project Nia & Decarcerate Illinois Campaign to Oppose SB 1342 Sign our petition calling on the Illinois State House and the Illinois State Senate to oppose SB1342, this law will not make our communities safer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO-SB1342, a law that would increase mandatory minimum […]

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