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Kenwood Student and Magic Black Girl was Accepted into 26 Universities

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By Jenn M. Jackson 12:39 pm June 15, 2015 Arianna Alexander, a graduating senior and current valedictorian at Kenwood Academy, is the epitome of Black girl magic. The Chicago high school student was accepted into 26 universities, including six Ivy League schools, and has been offered over $3 million in scholarships. It was Alexander’s father […]

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Victims of Chicago Gun Violence Are “Unforgotten”

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By Diamond 2:22 pm April 15, 2015   A pop-up exhibit currently in downtown Chicago called “The Unforgotten,” is a project of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. The exhibit highlights victims of gun violence in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Artists carefully studied images and videos of victims in order to create lifelike statues of […]

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Chicago Police Made More Street Stops Last Year Than NYPD

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By Diamond 12:19 pm March 23, 2015   The Chicago police made more street stops last year than the NYPD did at the height of their stop-and-frisk initiative reports the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. The study found that the Chicago police stopped African-Americans at a disproportionately higher rate than Latinos and whites. All together, more […]

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Chicago Police ‘Black Site’ Exposed

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By Diamond 11:41 am February 25, 2015 For roughly 40 years, the Chicago Police have run a ‘black site‘. The off-the-books Homan Square facility has been a place of torture and where prisoners were “disappeared.” From the Guardian: The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the […]

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Report: Chicago police stop black motorists more

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:09 pm December 31, 2014 According to a new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Chicago police stop black motorists more than their white counterparts. 

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

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:47 am December 31, 2014 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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Report: Murders in Chicago down, shootings up

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:14 pm December 30, 2014 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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Event: Black Holidaze — A BYP100 Kwanzaa

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:02 pm December 26, 2014 BYP100 Chicago Chapter invites you to celebrate with us!

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Chicago activists launch second day of protests in response to Eric Garner decision

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:37 am December 5, 2014 Demonstrators in Chicago are prepping for a second day of protests after shutting down Lake Shore Drive on Thursday in response to a group of New York grand jurors dismissing charges against the officer who fatally choked Eric Garner. 

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Chicago Police Superintendent announces body cameras for cops

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:34 pm December 1, 2014 Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced a pilot program to put body cameras on Chicago Police officers within the next 60 days.

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