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Rally in New York demands justice for slain trangender woman

On Thursday, trans women of color will lead a rally at NYPD headquarters to demand justice for Islan Nettles. Nettles was brutally beaten to death in August after her attacker found out that she was trans. Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York  will lead the rally in hopes of calling attention to Nettles’ […]

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Coming from where I’m from

After reading a recent New York Times article featuring a north Saint Louis neighborhood and the violence that it’s citizens live with daily, I realize that I see my neighborhood with different eyes. I am a born and raise resident of the same north Saint Louis neighborhood. Like most of my neighbors, I have witnessed […]

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Englewood residents demand that gas station gets proper sign

The Resident Association of Greater Englewood passed out fliers to customers frequenting K & D Fuel on 6700 S. Ashland. Why? Because of the station’s “disrespectful” signage.

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Community members hold funeral to “bury violence in Newark”

The murder rate in Newark, N.J., has risen dramatically. The city is considered one of the most dangerous in the country, despite Mayor Cory Booker’s oversight and crime reduction measures. While the violence appears to not be ceasing, community members and activists in the city are making a powerful statement: by holding a funeral to bury violence in the city.

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Who are the three largest mental health providers? Jails.

Cook County Jail in Illinois, Los Angeles County Corrections Facility and Rikers Island in New York are the three main providers from which most of the nation receives mental health treatment. USA Today analyzed the Community Mental Health Act, the last peace of legislation signed by President John F. Kennedy.

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Radio piece explores invisible gang lines

If you grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, then you know all too well about the invisible border. It’s a well-known line that doesn’t have to be etched in white chalk, because its existence lies deep within the eyes of everyone living in gang territory.

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Film festival aims to show there’s more to Englewood than violence

This year, Film Director Mark Harris will put on the third annual Englewood International Film Festival. The southwest Chicago neighborhood has had its share of negative press, with most media outlets only covering gang activity and crime.

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Celebrities seek to end mass incarceration with campaign

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Russell Simmons are teaming up to combat mass incarceration. By gathering a coalition of supporters, the men hope to highlight the seriousness of the prison industrial complex and its affects on people of color.

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Fifth man charged in mass shooting at Chicago park

A fifth man has been charged in connection to a mass shooting that injured 13 people including a 3-year-old child. David Logan, 22, was arrested Wednesday and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and obstructing justice.

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