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Chance the Rapper Buys Local News Site, Blasts Mayor Rahm Emanuel

by Teddy Grant   Jul 19, 2018

Chance the Rapper announced Wednesday that he has bought local news site Chicagoist via his new song “I Might Need Security,” in which he... Read More

Ida B. Wells

Community Raises Enough Money for Ida B. Wells Memorial in Chicago

by Christina Santi   Jul 18, 2018

Community organizers have raised $300,000 to build a memorial to honor journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells after a significant push from... Read More

#CouponCarl, CVS, white store manager

CVS Managers Fired For Calling Police on Customer Over Coupon

by Teddy Grant   Jul 17, 2018

CVS has fired two managers over an incident where they called the police on a Chicago Black woman using a coupon that they believed... Read More

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#CouponCarl: CVS Apologizes After White Store Manager Calls Police on Black Woman Over a Coupon

by Teddy Grant   Jul 16, 2018

CVS has issued an apology over a White store manager—dubbed by the internet as “Coupon Carl”—for calling the cops on a Black customer in... Read More

Black Barber, police shooting, Chicago

Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Black Barber, Spawns Protest

by Teddy Grant   Jul 16, 2018

A protest erupted in Chicago on Saturday after a cop shot a Black man earlier in the day, HuffPost reports. A Chicago-based activist organization,... Read More

Kanye West

Kanye West to Launch Donda Social to Help City of Chicago

by Christina Santi   Apr 27, 2018

While Kanye West is ruffling feathers with his open admiration for President Donald Trump, the rapper is also said to be launching a social... Read More

ja'mal green

BLM Activist Ja’Mal Green Running for Mayor of Chicago

by Christina Santi   Apr 20, 2018

A recognizable face in the fight for change in Chicago is 22-year-old Ja’Mal Green. To personally make sure that required reform takes place Green... Read More

chance the rapper, chicagoist

Chance The Rapper to Hold Fundraising Birthday Bash in Chicago

by Jessica Bennett   Apr 13, 2018

If you’re looking for your chance to party with Chance the Rapper, you’re in luck, as the Chicago MC will be holding a huge... Read More

Journey Jamison

16-Year-Old from Chicago’s South Side Trains Residents to Help Gun Victims

by Christina Santi   Mar 23, 2018

Gun violence in Chicago has been a big topic of discussion, but little is said about the lack of a trauma center or quick... Read More

Vic Mensa Launches Non-Profit to Help Youth in Chicago Cope with Trauma

Vic Mensa Launches Non-Profit to Help Youth in Chicago Cope with Trauma

by Christina Santi   Mar 16, 2018

Outside of his budding rap career, Vic Mensa has made a name for himself speaking up for social justice. The 24-year-old has been featured... Read More