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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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New witness comes forward in Michael Brown shooting

A second witness has come forward to give her account of the fatal shooting by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer that left 18-year-old Michael Brown dead. Tiffany Mitchell, says she witnessed a police officer shoot and kill the unarmed teenager as she was driving.  Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown at the time of the […]

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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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Video: man arrested for sleeping on train

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Video has emerged of NYPD officers arresting a man for what appears to be sleeping on the train while on his way home from work. 

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Babysitter’s ‘blame the black man’ robbery foiled by little girl who speaks up

It seems like whenever a crime takes place, a black man is in danger of being accused. But an attempt to “blame the black neighbor” backfired on Wednesday after a little girl told the truth about who really committed the crime. 

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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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Report: Thanks to harsh drug policies, U.S. leads world in prison population

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A new report released by the London School of Economics names the United States of America the prison capital of the world. By a wide margin, the U.S. imprisons more of its citizens than any other country in the world, with many offenders doing time for drug-related offenses. 

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Residents face fine for saggy pants

A Louisiana parish has unanimously passed an ordinance that makes wearing saggy pants illegal. The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury voted on the measure. 

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Black and Dangerous: a list of times where whites blamed crime on a phantom black

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It is dangerous to be black in America. Many of us can’t even walk down the street without getting racially profiled. If you’re a black man, the chances of you being blamed for a crime are magnified. Your Black World compiled a list called “10 Times a White Person Blamed Their Crime on a Phantom Black Person.”  […]

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