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The Disparity Between School and Prison Investment in Chicago

Higher expectations for African Americans to end up in prison

Funding is going to imprison kids and not educate them

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Chicago 6-Month-Old Dead After Being Shot Five Times

Chicago gunman opens fire on father changing daughter's diaper.

The infant’s father, allegedly has a known gang affiliation.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Chicago PD Under Fire for Offensive Brochure

Tasteless brochure sparks community rage.

How do they have the time to do this in a crime ridden city?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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5 Reasons the Obamas Should Bring the 2024 Olympic Games to Chicago

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S. cities to land the Olympics. Make no mistake: the Obamas can bring it home, in their case, literally

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S.…

By Darren Sands

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Chicago Teen Shot to Death After Sister Attended Obama’s Gun Speech

Teen gunned down while visiting friends

Teen is the victim of another senseless shooting in Chicago

By Makkada B. Selah

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Two Charged for Hadiya Pendleton Murder

The slain teen's mother said that she is 'ecstatic'

Two charged in connection with slaying of 15-year-old in Chicago

By Makkada B. Selah

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Pres. Obama Will Visit Chicago to Address Increasing Gun Violence

Obama responds to calls from gun-violence activists

Obama will address gun-violence in Chicago in upcoming visit

By Makkada B. Selah

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First Lady to Attend 15-Year-Old Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Civil rights leaders call for answer to Chicago gun violence

She will be joined by White House advisor Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

By Sasha King

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Prisoner Recaptured After Paperwork Blunder Allows Him to go Free for Two Days

Steven Robbins was mistakenly released by the Cook County Jail

The case been closed in 2007 several years before the transfer was put through.

By Sasha King

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Jesse Jackson Urges Obama to Come to Chicago

Jackson says Obama visit necessary

Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks federal intervention is needed in Chicago to combat gang-violence.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Reward Increased for Slain Chicago Teen, Funeral Arrangements Announced

Teen will be laid to rest February 8

Funeral arrangements and reward money announced for 15-year-old gunned down in Chicago

By Makkada B. Selah

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THe minority banking scene in Chicago is rapidily declining

Chicago’s Minority Banking Scene is Rapidly Declining

The Chicago black banking scene isn't as robust as it used to be.

An area that was once home to 17 banks could soon be down to 7.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Tenders His Resignation from Congress

The Chicago Congressman has not yet settled his Federal investigation

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress amid an investigation into his campaign finances and treatment…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chicagoland

How competitive collaboration and political dvocacy makes “the City of Broad Shoulders” a model for growing black business

No single industry truly dominates the Chicago landscape. So while Detroit is rebounding alongside the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Chicago Surpasses Last Year’s Murder Count

'Chiraq' reaches 436th homicide victim this year

‘Chiraq’ reaches 436th homicide victim this year

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chicago High School Student Killed Leaving School

When will the violence in "Chiraq" end?

When will the violence in “Chiraq” end?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rapper Chief Keef in Hot Water Over Gun Range Video

Will his career save him from jail?

Will his career save him from jail?

By Makkada B. Selah

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At Ryder Cup Golf Tournament, Black Small Businesses on the Fringe

The tournament is underway, and some black-owned small businesses fear they're on the outside looking in

The tournament is underway, and some black-owned small businesses fear they’re on the outside looking…

By Darren Sands

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Manager Of Violent 13-Year-Old Chicago Rapper Speaks Out

Is this man leading a child down the wrong path?

Is this man leading a child down the wrong path?

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Romney Slams Obama And Chicago Teachers Over Strike

Chicago Teachers Strike becomes political fodder

Chicago Teachers Strike becomes political fodder

By Sasha King

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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