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Prep school holds ceremony for first graduating class

A Chicago high school celebrated its first graduating class on Monday when 119 students walked across the stage. Members of Johnson College Prep cheered as they took their first steps as high school graduates. The school is located on Chicago’s south side in the Englewood community. 

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Chatham residents reject violence in community

Jahmal Cole and his wife have been living in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood for six years now. At the time, the Coles had heard very little about the violence, but since they moved into their home in 2008, the house has been burglarized twice and the ring of gunshots is all too common.  Yet and still […]

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Residents on a mission to share what’s GOOD in Englewood

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Rashanah Baldwin is sick and tired of her neighborhood being negatively portrayed by media. True, Englewood isn’t home to the Cleavers, but there’s so much more to the Chicago community than violence, drugs and murder. So she and other residents are taking to social media to reshape the community’s image, one tweet at a time. 

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After 9-year-old placed in handcuffed and fingerprinted, community pushes for change

Community members in Portland are outraged after a 9-year-old girl was placed in handcuffs by police. Latoya Harris couldn’t believe what was happening as she watched officers cuff her daughter after showing up at her home to question the child about a fight that occurred a week prior. 

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Federal Government offers assistance to Chicago police after weekend violence

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Chicago saw at least 44 shooting incidents and 8 deaths over the holiday weekend. Now, the federal government is offering help to the city in the fight to end violence in the streets. 

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BYP 100′s Jamira Burley among those honored at White House event

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On Thursday, April 3, the White House will honor 9 grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence. BYP 100 member Jamira Burley is one of them. 

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Mayor Emanuel wants to sell residential land to residents for $1 with new program

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel would like to sell several vacant lots in the city’s Englewood neighborhood for $1. If successful, Emanuel would like to extend the $1 lot idea to other neighborhoods, many of which are black communities. 

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Events

Cafe Society to host Stand Your Ground talk in light of Dunn verdict

The Cafe Society in Chicago will be meeting on Wednesday, March 12 at Ron’s Barber Shop 6058 W North Ave. at 5pm and Friday March 14 at NiteCap Coffee Bar 1738 W 18th St. at 6pm to discuss the implications of the controversial Stand Your Ground law. This is community conversation, set to take place […]

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Documentary explores homophobia in black community

A new documentary is exploring a very rampant but taboo topic in the black community. The New Black, directed by Yoruba Richen, tells the story of how the African-American community deals with gay rights in light of the same-sex marriage movement. 

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The affects of HIV/AIDS on the black community

In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we’ve compiled a list of facts regarding the illness and its impact on the black community. 

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