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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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Rhymefest releases new album, donates a portion of profits to Donda’s House

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Grammy award-winning rapper Rhymefest has teamed up with Pledge Music to raise awareness and funds about violence in the community. The Chicago-based rapper and activist is releasing his album, “Violence is Sexy” via the platform, which allows users to purchase music via a pledge or donation. 

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Kanye West, Common create more than 20,000 jobs for Chicago Youth

At a press conference held last Wednesday, rapper-turned-actor Common announced that his foundation has joined forces with Kanye West’s company DONDA’s House Inc. along with the Chicago Urban League to create more than 20,000 jobs for youth in Chicago. 

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Events

Registration for the ‘Freedom Dreams…Freedom Now!’ conference now open!

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Registration is now open for the “Freedom Dreams…Freedom Now” event in Chicago! The event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic summer of 1964, often referenced as Freedom Summer.

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Events

Who Will Keep My Sister?: A Dialogue & Discussion on the Criminalization of Black Women & Girls

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Join the Chicago Chapter of BYP100 in a dialogue & discussion on the criminalization of Black women & girls through a queer feminist lens. The event, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, will amplify stories of Black women & girls, and propose solutions over (free) food and community. Featured speakers […]

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Reward offered to find Chicago student’s killer

Chicago community activist Andrew Holmes is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the capture of a suspect who shot and killed a 16-year-old student over the weekend. Michael Flournoy, who attended Simeon Career Academy, died Saturday evening while on his way to a movie. 

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House music legend Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

Frankie Knuckles, the godfather of house music, has passed away. He was 59.

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WATCH: CTA Blue line derailment, first lawsuits filed

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Lawsuits against the CTA were filed Tuesday over the Blue Line train derailment that injured more than 30 people. Airport newstand employee Niakesha Thomas, 23, and airport security worker Dalila Jefferson, 23, filed suits claiming negligence on the part of the CTA. 

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Father dies while defending daughter during hate crime

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  A Chicago man died while defending his 15-year-old daughter from an alleged hate crime Wednesday. Each day, 59-year-old Michael Tingling would walk his daughter Masharah to school and be waiting for her to finish up when classes were over. When a man hurled racial epithets at them, Tingling pulled his daughter behind him to […]

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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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