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BYP100 stages ‘die-in’ in response to Mike Brown grand jury decision

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:23 pm November 25, 2014 Members of the Black Youth Project 100 gathered outside of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Tuesday to protest the decision by a Missouri grand jury to not charge Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed an unarmed teen in August. 

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Loyola University Chicago student Chan Wilson missing

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:43 pm November 13, 2014 A Chicago college student has been missing since Friday Nov. 7. Chan Wilson attends Loyola University, and was reported missing by his father.

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Jackie Robinson West squad visits the White House

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:27 pm November 7, 2014 The Jackie Robinson West All Stars have made Chicagoans proud once again by being invited to the White House for a visit with the President and the First Lady. The team took home the U.S. Little League championship this past September. 

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Activists in Chicago call for investigation into fatal police shootings

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am November 7, 2014 A group of local activists in Chicago called for an investigation into a series of fatal police shootings that took place in the city. Relatives of those killed staged a demonstration in front of the department’s headquarters.

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Chicago-area police kill man in hospital emergency room

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:17 pm November 6, 2014 A man was shot and killed by police in a Chicago-area hospital early Monday. Christopher M. Anderson, 27, of Waukegan, pulled out a gun after becoming “aggressive” with hospital staff, according to police. 

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Chicago police captain convicted of torturing blacks receives $4,000 monthly pension

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:54 pm November 6, 2014 The Illinois Supreme Court ruled (4-3) in favor that Jon Burge, a former Chicago police captain accused of overseeing the torture of hundreds of people of color, will get to keep his monthly pension of $4,000. 

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Jackie Robinson West makes front of Kellogg’s cereal box

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:08 pm October 27, 2014 The members of Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West’s Little League team continue to make us proud. This time by appearing on the front of the Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal box. 

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Black and missing: these two Chicago teens have been missing since the summer

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:09 pm October 27, 2014 Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two 15-year-old Chicago girls who have been missing since the summer. Destiny “Sweetie” Wilson was last seen June 15 at her home in the 2300 block of North Ashland in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. 

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2 patients with Ebola-like symptoms admitted to hospitals in Chicago

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:41 am October 22, 2014 A child who threw up on a plane and a man with nausea who landed in Chicago were taken to hospitals as a precaution after being screened for Ebola at O’Hare International Airport. Doctors do not believe they were exposed to the virus. 

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Study: Charter schools have made segregation worse in Chicago

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:59 am October 14, 2014 According to a new study released by the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, Charter schools have worsened school segregation in Chicago, and overall have made the city’s school system stronger. Analysts looked at data for 2012-13 and cites major factors as reading and math scores, reading and math […]

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