Category: Chicago

Record Number of Chicago Black Women Are Getting Concealed Gun Permits

According to a  new study, black women are arming themselves more in Cook County, Chicago.

About 800 black women got a license in 2014, according to Illinois State Police. So far in 2017, nearly 1,400 black women have received a concealed carry permit — already more than all of 2016. In all, more than 4,000 black women have received a concealed carry license in Cook County.

If You’re Still An R. Kelly Fan In 2017 You Might Be A Worse Person Than R. Kelly

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I’m not going to say much about R. Kelly because, at this point, on the seventeenth day of July in 2017, there’s not much I can say about R. Kelly that hasn’t already been said. And repeated. And reported on. And recounted through anecdote. And even said by me on this very space four years ago.

Barack Obama Unveils Plans for His Presidential Library in Chicago

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.

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 first lady’s childhood home at 7436 S. Euclid Ave. Chris Devins plagiarized the art of Ethiopia-native artist Gelila Lila Mesfin. Devins crowdfunded the mural after receiving more than $11,000 for the project on GoFundMe.

Death Of Chicago Judge Raymond Myles Highlights Perils Of The Job

A tragic case unfolded in Chicago’s Southside neighborhood earlier this month in the fatal shooting of Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Raymond Myles. Authorities say they’ve arrested Joshua Smith and in a bizarre twist of fate, Smith faced Judge Myles in court back in 2001.

Death Of Chicago Judge Raymond Myles Highlights Perils Of The Job

A tragic case unfolded in Chicago’s Southside neighborhood earlier this month in the fatal shooting of Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Raymond Myles. Authorities say they’ve arrested Joshua Smith and in a bizarre twist of fate, Smith faced Judge Myles in court back in 2001.

Fans Launch Campaign Urging Chance the Rapper To Run For Mayor Of Chicago

Chance The Rapper Holds A Press Conference In Support Of Chicago Schools

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“They screamin’, “Chano for mayor,” I’m thinkin’ maybe I should,” Chance The Rapper exclaimed on his song “Somewhere in Paradise” in 2015.

And now it might actually happen.  Fans have started a petition on chano4mayor.com urging Chance to run for the mayor of Chicago and take on incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel by launching

Fans Launch Campaign Urging Chance the Rapper To Run For Mayor Of Chicago

Chance The Rapper Holds A Press Conference In Support Of Chicago Schools

Source: Timothy Hiatt / Getty

“They screamin’, “Chano for mayor,” I’m thinkin’ maybe I should,” Chance The Rapper exclaimed on his song “Somewhere in Paradise” in 2015.

And now it might actually happen.  Fans have started a petition on chano4mayor.com urging Chance to run for the mayor of Chicago and take on incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel by launching

Fans Launch Campaign Urging Chance the Rapper To Run For Mayor Of Chicago

Chance The Rapper Holds A Press Conference In Support Of Chicago Schools

Source: Timothy Hiatt / Getty

“They screamin’, “Chano for mayor,” I’m thinkin’ maybe I should,” Chance The Rapper exclaimed on his song “Somewhere in Paradise” in 2015.

And now it might actually happen.  Fans have started a petition on chano4mayor.com urging Chance to run for the mayor of Chicago and take on incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel by launching

Chance The Rapper launches Arts And Literature Fund for Chicago public schools

Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper is continuing to use his platform to give back to the city of Chicago. According to the Huffington Post, during a press conference on Friday, he announced the launch of the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund—an initiative designed to provide supplies and equipment for arts and reading programs in Chicago public schools.