Outraged over the violent shooting of Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer, protesters on Tuesday took to the streets and social media to condemn what appears to be nothing short of an execution.
Corey Morgan is a person of interest in the shooting death of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee.
A Chicago woman, partly inspired by Spike Lee's anticipated and controversial film Chiraq, has decided to curb gang and gun violence in her community by implementing a sex strike until the killings end.
South Side Chicago Priest Claims Cable Co. Refuses To Fix Internet Service Due To Neighborhood Violence
Computer classes at his St. Sabina Church in the city's Englewood neighborhood were disrupted Wednesday morning over a slow Internet connection that made it difficult to complete tasks.
POLICE: 9-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In Chicago Was Lured Into Alley, “Executed” Due To Father’s Gang Ties
Police say the child was targeted because of his father's gang ties and a string of shootings between rival gangs. A basketball the boy often carried to and from school was found near his body.
At least 37 people were injured — including a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy — and three killed in Chicago shootings spanning from Friday to Sunday night, CBS reports. Fifteen of those injured were shot between Sunday afternoon and Monday. According to the Chicago Tribune, the largest incident occurred when four men were shot […]
Three years ago, Chicago man Alprentiss Nash, 40, was freed from prison after serving 17 years for a crime he didn’t commit, reports the Chicago Tribune. On Tuesday, he was fatally shot after a “failed” robbery attempt during “some sort of transaction.” The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said “Nash died of multiple gunshot wounds.” A […]
Spike Lee’s upcoming film Chi-Raq is expected to be a big hit for Amazon and the first release from the company’s new movie division. The film, written and directed by Lee, will be released in theaters this December and also on Amazon Prime. After wrapping up filming last week, the demand for the flick convinced Lee […]
Seven-year-old Amari Brown was among the victims of ten fatal shootings in Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend, which saw 64 shootings in total, highlighting the problem of intractable violence in the embattled city, according to The Chicago Tribune. Brown was playing in a front yard in the city’s Humboldt Park community when he […]
At a time when interactions between African-Americans and police are fraught with tension over allegations of excessive force by cops across the nation, a team of Chicago officers are making efforts to improve relations with youth on the city’s South Side, reports The Huffington Post. The Englewood Police Youth Baseball League hopes the sport of […]
8 ways you can support #TraumaCenterNow as sit-in arrestees head to bond court @prisonculture http://t.co/VDGkux5ELm pic.twitter.com/JnjRoah6LU — TraumaCare Coalition (@TraumaCenterNow) June 5, 2015 Protests at the University of Chicago Wednesday (Jun. 3) led to the arrest of nine men and women who locked themselves inside a building in order to lobby for the development of a trauma […]
Director Spike Lee is slated to delve into Chicago’s violence problem in a new film that bears the controversial moniker, Chiraq — a term used to describe the city’s danger level to the war zone in Iraq, reports the Chicago Tribune. Earlier this week, The Wrap reported that Lee is making the film for Amazon Studios and […]
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