Chicago

Barack Obama Unveils Plans for His Presidential Library in Chicago

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Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago where he raised his family and launched his political career. Obama fielded questions from residents...

A Chicago Muralist Under Fire For Plagiarizing a Black Woman’s Artwork

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A Chicago artist is under fire over a recently unveiled mural of Michelle Obama, which shows the former First Lady in the style of an Egyptian queen, in South Shore. The mural is located outside of Bouchet Elementary School — two blocks from the former...

Chance The Rapper To Donate $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools

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Chance The Rapper met with  Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner last Friday to discuss recently announced cuts to school funding, but the meeting didn’t go as well as he hoped, and now Chance the Rapper has decided to address the issue himself. The Chicago-bred rapper, whose...

Trump Threatens to Send in Feds To “Fix” Chicago; Chicago Leaders Respond

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“Fix the carnage.” Is what Trump posted Tuesday night in regards to the violence going on in Chicago. If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds! — Donald J....

Chicago Six-Year-Old Handcuffed For Stealing Teacher’s Candy

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A 6-year-old in Chicago was handcuffed for stealing a piece of candy from her teacher’s desk. Madisyn Moore, a student at Fernwood Elementary School in Chicago, was handcuffed and put under the stairs after taking the candy. Marlena Wordlaw, Madisyn’s mother, expressed her outrage to...




#ByeAnita: Black Women Led the Movement to Oust Prosecutors In Cleveland & Chicago

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On Tuesday, Black women activists engineered a huge victory in Chicago and Cleveland, but you may not know it from watching the national news. As pundits droned on about which presidential candidates came out on top in Tuesday’s primaries, Black women, some of whom are queer and trans, were...