White Chicago Cop Charged with First-Degree Murder for Killing Black Teen

The Chicago police officer involved in the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald was charged with murder today, the Associated Press reports. Officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, was charged with first-degree murder at a bond hearing expected to be held later on today. It’s been 35 years since...

Chicago Woman Calls For Sex Strike To Stop Gun Violence

A South Side Chicago native is determined to end gun violence by calling for a sex strike. And while this might sound a tad outlandish, the idea isn’t all that innovative. It’s actually the premise of the upcoming Spike Lee film, Chi-Raq, in which neighborhood...

Modeling Contest Winner Shot And Killed In Chicago

Just weeks after being crowned winner of Mario Tricoci’s 2015 “Mario, Make Me a Model” competition and only blocks away from where a 9-year-old boy was gunned down hours earlier, 20-year-old Kaylyn Pryor was shot and killed in Chicago today. According to police, she was...