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BYP100: ‘violence in Chicago is very personal’

More than 80 people were shot in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend.  15 of the victims have died. Residents in the city are fed up with the senseless violence, but many feel helpless. But members of the BYP100 are taking a stand against the tragedy, even if it means being in the thick of […]

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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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2 women shot at Black Pride celebration

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Photo: Kim Shine Two women were shot at Montrose Beach in Chicago as people gathered in celebration of the city’s gay pride weekend. One woman, 21, was shot in the shoulder. Another 48-year-old woman was shot in the arm and back. 

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Over Father’s Day Weekend, 27 shot in Chicago

At least two were killed and 25 others wounded in shootings across Chicago over Father’s Day weekend. The last homicide took place on the city’s west side just after midnight Sunday. 17-year-old Brandon Petreson was gunned down while standing with a group in the 3100 block of West Polk Street.

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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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Hundreds of students march in Chicago for peace

Hundreds of students from Perspectives Charter School’s five campuses rallied near Chicago’s South Side for peace in their communities Thursday morning. The student-led “I am for Peace” march went from 22nd and State street to 36th Street and Wabash Avenue. 

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Report: Violence against Gender non-conforming people

According to a recent report released by Affinity 95, transgender people and people of color are more likely to be victim of hate crimes, especially homicides. The report, “Violence Against Gender Non-Conforming People,” was released Tuesday. 

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Video shows Solange allegedly attacking Jay Z

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Video of what appears to be Solange Knowles physically attacking Jay-Z is now making the rounds on the internet. In the clip, once inside the elevator, Solange appears to confront Jay-Z and then attacks him until a bodyguard pulls her away from him.

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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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‘Taking Back Chi-raq’: a response video to Nicki Minaj & Lil Herb

The term “Chiraq” has been long debated. With the release of Nicki Minaj’s new single, the “Chi-raq”, discussion about appropriateness of the term has been further fueled. Chicago author, motivational speaker and activist Richard L. Taylor, Jr. created a video in response to the song and term, calling for community members to reclaim their city. 

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