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Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood to host first annual 5k this November

The Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side will be hosting its first 5K in November. The event, called Ditch the Weight and Guns 5K Walk and Run organized by Andrea Natay. She hopes that the event will draw nearly 1000 participants.

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California professor committed to improving strained relationship between police, black community wins prestigious genius grant

A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its tense relationship with the black community is among 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.” The Chicago -based foundation announced the 2014 recipients on Wednesday, who will each receive $625,000 to spend any way they want. 

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BYP100 on how you can end police brutality in your community

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The following post originally appears on The Grio. It was written by BYP100′s  National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers and BYP100 member Terrance Laney. By: Charlene Carruthers & Terrance Laney President Barack Obama’s statements on the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, left many young black folks feeling that  the administration was either unwilling or inept at addressing […]

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16-year-old opens gym in neighborhood to combat violence

  16-year-old high school athlete Ross Torrance saw what was happening in his community and decided to help make a change. Torrance, from Miami, opened a gym in his neighborhood to help people in the area get fit. He hopes to give people in his neighborhood access to gym equipment that would help them lead healthier lives and […]

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Report: Asians keep a dollar in community 120 longer than blacks

According to a report released by the Nielsen Company, Asians keep a dollar in their community 120 times longer than blacks. The report, “The State of the African American Consumer,” takes a look at the spending habits of blacks in the country.

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More than 60 shot, at least 9 dead over holiday weekend in Chicago

More than 60 people were shot in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend. At least 9 have died. Police fired their weapons in five of the incidents.

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Events

Chicago Film festival tells stories of black LGBTQ community

For two days residents and visitors of Chicago will have the chance to experience unique films dedicated to showcasing works by and about the Black LGBTQ/SGL (same gender loving) community. The Black Alphabet Film Festival, hosted by the non profit Black Alphabet, features a series of independent films that tell the stories of black LGBTQ members. 

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Residents, city officials celebrate Whole Foods ground breaking ceremony in Englewood

Six years ago, Ald. Joann Thompson (16th) traveled to the International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas to push for retailers to bring their business to Chicago’s Englewood community. She came away with nothing. 

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National HIV Testing Day: 3 of the riskiest ways to catch HIV

Today is National HIV Testing Day. We cannot stress enough the importance of knowing your status. HIV prevention and transmission is critical, especially within the African-American community. Here are 3 of the riskiest ways to contract HIV as published on Rolling Out. 

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Guest Post

Why the Banjee Black Gurl’s Brunch is a safe space

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By: Terrence Chappell This past Sunday, June 8, I hosted a brunch at my apartment in Chicago’s Edgewater community. I absolutely love having friends over and entertaining. I grew up watching my mom entertain, so this brunch brought it full circle, of course with the help of a few of her hosting secrets and nick-knacks. However, this brunch […]

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