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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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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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At mayor’s request, state troopers deployed to Chicago

Illinois State Police are on their way to Chicago to work with the city’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit as of Thursday. Starting at District 11 on the West Side, a new crime-fighting effort will bring forty officers with the Illinois State Police in to help the unit track down wanted criminals. 

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Feds investigating claims of civil rights violations at Chicago schools

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The U.S. Department of Education has launched an official investigation into alleged discrimination taking place at two public schools located on Chicago’s South Side. Course offerings at Dyett High and Mollison Elementary have been slashed to the point where physical education classes are only available online. 

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Mother who lost 11-year-old due to stray bullet speaks out

A Chicago mother who lost her 11-year-old daughter when a stray bullet pierced her skull while she was at a sleepover is speaking out. Shamiya Adams was killed when the bullet came through the bedroom window of a friend’s house on the city’s West Side.

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19-year-old is on his way to curing colon cancer

And here’s another story that goes into the “Amazing 101″ file. A 19-year-old Chicago teenager may very well be on his way to curing colon cancer! Keven Stonewall, who works at in a Rush University lab while still in high school, revealed a critical age-related drawback in an experimental vaccine aimed at preventing colon cancer […]

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Tuskegee Airmen statues vandalized in Chicago

A set of statues meant to pay homage to the Tuskegee Airmen were vandalized in Chicago over the weekend. Sunday morning, Chicago Park District employees were seen re-positioning the sculptures, which had been tipped over and broken sometime overnight. 

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White man slaps, spits on 79-year-old notable judge for cigarette

A white Chicago man is behind bars after slapping a 79-year-old Cook County judge in the face for smoking a cigarette near him. Judge Arnette Hubbard was also spit on by David C. Nicosia, 55, and called “Rosa Parks” outside the Daley Center. 

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After 30 years, police torture victim still fighting for rights

30 years have passed since Chicago police officers tortured Darrell Cannon into falsely confessing to taking part in a murder, and he is still fighting the legal battle of his life. 

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