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Report: Murders in Chicago down, shootings up

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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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Tennessee police chief pins letter in defense of protesters

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A Nashville police chief is garnering praise after pinning a letter in support of protesters calling for an end to police brutality. Steve Anderson posted the below message originally on the Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County website on Friday. 

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Wayne Brady reveals struggle with depression

Wayne Brady is known for making millions laugh, but the comedian and game show host revealed a dark secret he’s been struggling with for quite some time now. Brady has battled depression for years.

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Charles Barkley: ‘unintelligent blacks hold race back’

Sports commentator Charles Barkley hasn’t come across a sensitive topic that he will not touch, and now he has voiced his opinion on what he calls a “dirty, dark secret” in the African-American community. During an interview with a radio station in Philadelphia, Barkley expounded on claims that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was disliked […]

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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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