Chicago community groups look for solutions to frequent gun violence


Despite targeted efforts to reduce gun violence, the city of Chicago has already experienced 500 homicides in 2016 — the most in a single year in over two decades. Continue reading

No charges for police in shooting of 12-year-old Cleveland boy


An Ohio grand jury decided not to indict the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy last year in Cleveland, Ohio. Continue reading

Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder of black teenager


A seventeen-year-old black teenager was shot 16 times by a white police officer in October of last year for allegedly puncturing a police car’s tire with a folding knife. Continue reading

Chicago youth finds common ground in India

Student Voice

As a black kid growing up in Chicago, some opportunities tend to be more open to me than others. I find aspects of my life experience limited due to my identity, whether or not I recognize it at the time. Continue reading

Chicago to India: Finding hope in Delhi’s slums

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Chicago and the slums of India are similar. As you walk through each community, you see despair in both. But in India, I saw something I would have never thought was possible — I saw unity in poverty. Continue reading

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