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Chicago boy’s letter to Santa asking for safety goes viral

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13-year-old Malik Bryant wanted peace for Christmas. The Chicago teenager desired it so much, that he wrote a letter to Santa asking that the city be covered in safety. Now, Bryant’s letter has gone viral. 

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Mo’ne Davis named female Athlete of the Year by Associated Press

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis has been named the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year.  Davis, 13, became an instant celebrity as she took the mound in the Little League World Series giving the phrase “throw like a girl” a whole new meaning. 

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Report: Murders in Chicago down, shootings up

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Chicago could report its lowest murder total in close to 50 years for the second consecutive year. Despite murder rates being down, the number of shootings is up for 2014, according to data analysed by the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Key Ferguson activist arrested

One of Ferguson, Missouri’s most prominent demonstrators has been arrested and charged with setting fire to a Berkeley convenience store last week. 

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Events

Event: Black Holidaze — A BYP100 Kwanzaa

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BYP100 Chicago Chapter invites you to celebrate with us!

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Eric Garner’s daughter visits memorial of slain NYPD officers

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The daughter of a man who died during an altercation with NYPD police officers visited the New York City Police Memorial on Monday to express her condolences following the deaths of two NYPD officers who were murdered on Saturday. 

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NYC Mayor: ‘no protests until after officers’ funerals’

On Monday, New York’s mayor called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car on Saturday by a man vowing revenge for the deaths of black men at the hands of police. 

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Ferguson protesters to head to Cleveland, demand justice for Tamir Rice

Residents of Ferguson, Missouri who have been actively protesting against police brutality will take their activism to Cleveland on Saturday. The protesters will stand together to demand justice for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by police less than three seconds after they arrived on the scene.

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Video: Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebrities to stand up to police brutality

Over the summer, celebrities participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now, actor Samuel L. Jackson is calling on those same celebrities to speak out against another worthy cause: police brutality. 

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Supreme court to hear juvenile cases involving sentencing without parole

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether hundreds of juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without parole deserve a chance to be resentenced. 

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