Chicago

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Showtime Debuts Teaser for Lena Waithe's Drama Series, 'The Chi'

The Emmy-winning “Master of None” writer and star’s upcoming drama series focuses on six Black Chicagoans whose lives intertwine on the city’s predominantly Black South Side.

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City of Chicago Deposits $20 Million With Only Remaining Local Black-Owned Bank

Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan Association was founded during the Great Depression.

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WATCH: Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper Showcase Beauty of Windy City in 'LSD' Video

The video—which depicts friends of color enjoying a chill BBQ—was written by Chicago Public Schools students.

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Laquan McDonald Cover-up Case Gets Yet Another Judge

Cook County associate judge Domenica Stephenson is now the third judge to oversee Thomas Gaffney, David March and Joseph Walsh’s trial for allegedly protecting Laquan McDonald’s killer, Jason Van Dyke.

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3 Chicago Cops Indicted in Cover-up of Laquan McDonald Shooting

Thomas Gaffney, David March and Joseph Walsh each face felony conspiracy, misconduct and obstruction of justice charges for their alleged role in protecting former officer Jason Van Dyke.

Advocates File Lawsuit to Force Court Monitoring of Chicago Police Department Reform

“This is the community stepping up when the government refuses to act and when it has long been clear that the city is incapable of acting on its own.”

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PHOTO ESSAY: The Artist's Way to Self Care

In her photo and interview series “Chrysalis,” Nigerian-American photographer Biance M.S. Alebiosu explores how Black artists practice self-care. 

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Chance the Rapper and Jamila Woods Want Chicago Students to Create Their Next Music Video

The native Chicagoans are collecting “LSD” video treatment submissions from local high school students.

Marchers begin their walk to Springfield, Illinois, on May 15, 2017, from Chicago.

Protestors Embark on 200-Mile March on Illinois Budget Crisis

They begin in Chicago and should arrive in Springfield, Illinois on May 30.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a press conference where he addressed issues related to the city's murder rate and the city's Sanctuary City policy on January 25, 2017, in Chicago.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel Puts Climate Change Data Trump's EPA Dumped on His City's Website

 “The Trump Administration can attempt to erase decades of work from scientists and federal employees on the reality of climate change, but burying your head in the sand doesn’t erase the problem,” Emanuel said in a statement.

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WATCH: VICE Video Follows Pastor Who Told Trump He Could Get Chicago Gangs to Put Down Guns

Cleveland pastor Darrell Scott to President Donald Trump in February: “I was contacted by some of the top gang thugs in Chicago for a sit down. They respect you, they believe in what you’re doing.”

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Chance the Rapper and Jimmy Butler Say Trump Doesn't Know Chicago

The Grammy-winning musician and Chicago Bulls player discuss Chicago stereotypes and celebrity activism in a new interview for ESPN The Magazine and The Undefeated.

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Chicago School System Sues State for Allegedly Underfunding Education for Students of Color

“The State of Illinois maintains two separate and demonstrably unequal systems for funding public education.”

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Chicago Cop Indicted For Killing Jose Nieves

Prosecutors charged Lowell Houser with first-degree murder.

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DOJ: Chicago PD Uses Excessive Force in Communities of Color

The Department of Justice’s investigation was sparked by the death of Laquan McDonald at the hands of former officer Jason Van Dyke.

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If You Only Watch One Moment From President Obama's Farewell Speech, Make It This One

“When minority groups voice discontent, they’re not just engaging in reverse racism or practicing political correctness. When they wage peaceful protest, they’re not demanding special treatment but the equal treatment that our founders promised.”

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Chicago PD Officer Suspended for Killing Unarmed Man

The unidentified officer was off duty when he shot Jose Nieves.

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Kanye West Tweets About His Meeting With Donald Trump

West shocked the world by meeting with Trump during one of his first public appearances since his release from UCLA Medical Center.

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WATCH: #TrumpProtests Take Over Streets Nationwide

From New York City to Los Angeles, Americas are expressing their displeasure with the election of Donald Trump.

A young man wearing a gray wool cap and a young woman with spiral blonde curls wait to vote on November 7, 2016

ICYMI: Chance the Rapper Leads Hundreds of Fans to an Early Voting Spot

In his Chicago hometown Chance the Rapper hosted a free concert and then marched with hundreds of people to vote early.