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Trial set for cop who fatally shot Rekia Boyd

A trial has been set for a Chicago police detective who fatally shot an unarmed woman in 2012. Dante Servin has been indicted on criminal charges that he recklessly opened fire at a group of people while off-duty. He said that he feared for his life after he saw a man point a gun at […]

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Chicago police announce early stages of body camera program

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Police departments across the country are using body cameras on its officers and that technology could soon come to Chicago. The department cites conflicting stories between citizens and police officers during encounters as a reason for the body cam pilot program.

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Jackie Robinson West champ has no home of his own

America’s favorite Little League team has been receiving a lot of support these days for their work on the field. But one of them could really use out help. See, 12-year-old Jackie Robinson West team member Jaheim Benton and his family have been homeless since June. 

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BYP100 Chicago Chapter leads march and demonstration in protest of racially unjust marijuana arrests

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Members of BYP100′s Chicago Chapter led a march and demonstration at the Chicago Police Department headquarters on Tuesday. The young Black activists called for an end to racially unjust marijuana arrests. 

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Events

Hands up. Don’t Shoot! A community Video to protest police brutality against black men

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In an effort to speak out against police aggression targeting African-American men and the killing of Michael Brown, community members in Chicago will convene to create a short video and release a photo. “Hands Up. Don’t shoot!” is meant to gather protesters in solidarity to stand behind the family of Michael Brown, and to stand […]

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Welcome home: Chicago celebrates USA world champs Jackie Robinson West with parade, rallies

Thousands of people cheered on U.S. Little League Champions Jackie Robinson West in a city-wide celebration that spanned the Chicago’s South Side to Downtown.

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Clip of the Day

BYP100′s Jasson Perez talks police brutality, accurately reporting misconduct

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  BYP100 National Co-Chair Jasson Perez joined Vocalo Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams. During the conversation, Perez talks about police brutality and shares ways that individuals can properly document and report instances of police misconduct.

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Guest Post

Where’s the outrage for this 9-year-old’s execution?

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The following post originated from the Chicago Tribune. It was written by John Kass. While this is a controversial subject, it is worth debating in the black community.  By: John Kass Antonio Smith, 9 years old, was assassinated the other day. He was Chicago’s youngest fatal shooting victim this year. He was shot at least four times […]

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News Flash

Racist message spray-painted on black-owned downtown venue

A popular black-owned venue in Chicago was tagged with a racist message on its wall. “N—– GO HOME” was spray-painted in large white letters on the front wall of Nouveau Tavern at 358 W. Ontario St. The club has a predominantly black clientele. 

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16-year-old Shaquise Buckner shot in West Englewood

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A 16-year-old girl was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood that also left one man wounded early Saturday. Shaquise Buckner was killed in the 7200 black of South Laflin Street around 12:50 a.m., according to authorities.

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