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Chicago’s Principals Ready to Quit School

Do black schoolchildren's lives matter in the 'Windy City?'

In Chicago, 40% of public school principals plan to quit their jobs by 2018. With…

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The Clock is Ticking For Teachers in Chicago Public Schools

One educator's New Year's wish for Chicago's teachers

A Chicago teacher discusses the city’s severe budget shortfall and lack of creative solutions to…

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Laquan McDonald and What My Dying Father Told Me About the Chicago Police

The tragedy of the blue wall of silence

My daddy was born and raised near Money, Mississippi, and was a teenager himself in…

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[Op-Ed] Why One Affluent Chicago School Desperately Wants to Merge With a Poor One

Can the children of the wealthy and the poor learn together?

A rich school and a poor school, both in Chicago and only eight blocks from…

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Why Are We Losing Black Teachers?

Diversity in the teacher corps is becoming harder to sustain

Across the country, school districts are losing black teachers. Is it due to higher exam…

By Robin White Goode

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100,000 Opportunities Initiative Touches Down in Chicago

An ‘historic moment’ for disconnected youth

Led by Starbucks, 100,000 Opportunities Initiative launched in Chicago at an Opportunity Fair & Forum…

By Robin White Goode

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Starbucks-Led Initiative Kicks off Youth Job Fair in Chicago

Job fair expected to serve at least 3,000 pre-registered Chicago youth

Starbucks-led 100,000 Opportunities Initiative kicks off in Chicago with plans to grant thousands of young…

By Courtney Connley

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Why Chicago’s Public Schools Are Losing Black Teachers

One teacher has her suspicions

Chicago Public Schools is seeing a steep decline in its number of black teachers. One…

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The Weekend Update: Full of Pride

LGBT celebrations dominated the weekend in many parts of the country

As the LGBT community showed its pride, the BET Awards celebrated their 15th telecast, and…

By Michael Tolbert

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The Weekend Update: June 15th

Rachel Dolezal resigned, and Arianna Alexander dominated the classroom

“It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and…

By Michael Tolbert

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Freedman's Bank

Chicago’s Oldest Black Bank in Jeopardy

Two black-owned financial institutions left standing, oldest is in need of rescuing

Chicago has two black-owned financial institutions left standing, the oldest is in need of rescuing.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Chicago Charter School Reportedly Discouraging Students From Applying to HBCUs

One Chicago Bulls College Prep parent says the school gave her son a hard time when trying to apply

Mother of Chicago Bulls College Prep student opens up about her son being discouraged from…

By Courtney Connley

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Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson Gives $10 Million to Expand Job Program for Chicago Youth

Former NBA player helps to expand the opportunities for Chicago teens

Magic Johnson donates $10 million to expand the One Summer Chicago Plus program that offers…

By Courtney Connley

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Chicago A Leader in Youth Joblessness

New report shows 91% of Chicago black male teens are unemployed

A report released Friday provides shocking statistics on Chicago’s unemployment rate. A Frayed Connection: Joblessness…

By Cristie Leondis

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Eric Holder to Hold Roundtable Meetings in Five Cities

The Attorney General plans to visit five more cities to encourage community.

Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit five more cities as part of the justice…

By Jenisha Watts

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Chicago Lawmakers Vote for Minimum Wage Increase

City council votes to increase minimum wage rates to $13 by 2019

Chicago’s City Council votes to increase minimum wage to $13 by the middle of 2019

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University of Chicago Launches New Initiative to End Student Loans

Initiative will provide further support for low-income students

University of Chicago launches new initiative to end student loans and offer financial support for…

By Courtney Connley

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Jennifer Hudson and Sister Give Back to Chicago Students In Need

Singer and her sister provide school supplies to over 8,000 students

In memory of her late nephew, Jennifer Hudson and her sister held their annual school…

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R. Kelly Addresses News of Transgender Teen

Singer previously silent on daughter's disclosure

R. Kelly gives an obtuse answer regarding his daughter, Jaya, who recently announced herself as…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Chicago Fights to Win Obama Library Bid

5 Chicago entities submit bids to house the presidential library

The city of Chicago, where President Obama got his political start, is placing its bid…

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Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

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