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Kanye West, Common create more than 20,000 jobs for Chicago Youth

At a press conference held last Wednesday, rapper-turned-actor Common announced that his foundation has joined forces with Kanye West’s company DONDA’s House Inc. along with the Chicago Urban League to create more than 20,000 jobs for youth in Chicago. 

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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. We will amplify stories of Black women & girls, and propose solutions over (free) food and community. Featured speakers include: Dr. Beth E. Richie, Dr. Barbara Ransby, Mariame Kaba, Deana Lewis […]

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Reward offered to find Chicago student’s killer

Chicago community activist Andrew Holmes is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the capture of a suspect who shot and killed a 16-year-old student over the weekend. Michael Flournoy, who attended Simeon Career Academy, died Saturday evening while on his way to a movie. 

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House music legend Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

Frankie Knuckles, the godfather of house music, has passed away. He was 59.

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WATCH: CTA Blue line derailment, first lawsuits filed

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Lawsuits against the CTA were filed Tuesday over the Blue Line train derailment that injured more than 30 people. Airport newstand employee Niakesha Thomas, 23, and airport security worker Dalila Jefferson, 23, filed suits claiming negligence on the part of the CTA. 

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Father dies while defending daughter during hate crime

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  A Chicago man died while defending his 15-year-old daughter from an alleged hate crime Wednesday. Each day, 59-year-old Michael Tingling would walk his daughter Masharah to school and be waiting for her to finish up when classes were over. When a man hurled racial epithets at them, Tingling pulled his daughter behind him to […]

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Mayor Emanuel wants to sell residential land to residents for $1 with new program

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel would like to sell several vacant lots in the city’s Englewood neighborhood for $1. If successful, Emanuel would like to extend the $1 lot idea to other neighborhoods, many of which are black communities. 

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Amara for Chicago? Candidate sets eyes on biggest seat in city

2015 will shape up to be a big year for Chicago. The Chicago mayor’s seat is up for grabs, and a challenger may have a chance to snatch it right from under current Mayor Rahm Emanuel. While The Chicago Reader speculated over who could challenge the mayor, they left out one name. Maybe because she […]

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Blues band claims show was cut short due to ‘too many black’ people in audience

A blues band claims their performance was cut short at a bar in Chicago because there were “too many black people” in the audience. The band performed at McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub in Beverly, and was told by Mike Cummings, who booked the band for the establishment they were done for the evening. 

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