Ali standing on 63rd Street in the Woodlawn community.

5 Chicago Facts About Muhammad Ali

On June 3rd, 2016 the prettiest boxing champ who will go down in history as the Greatest of All Time, died from respiratory issues. It’s a well known fact that the boxing legend spent a great deal of time living in Chicago during his years of exile. Check out 5 Chicago facts about Muhammad Ali […]

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Can We #WearOrange Every Day in Chicago?

Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. It was founded in 2013 by teenagers on the South side of Chicago to honor the memory of Hadiya Pendleton. Since then guns continue to take the lives of innocent victims in Chicago. 69 people were shot this past Memorial Day weekend. 8 of the shootings were fatal. Yet […]

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Is Your Child Being Taught Black History?

I asked them who was the first Black president. They eagerly and confidently responded, “Dr. King!”. I was extremely shocked and caught off guard by their answer, for multiple reasons. At the moment I was leading a discussion at a primarily African American, after-school program, on the South side of Chicago. But it wasn’t just […]

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Chicago Breaks My Heart…Again. #LaQuanMcDonald

“Shoot to kill.” -Mayor Richard J. Daley The first time I watched the video of Eric Garner being choked to death by NYC police, while desperately exclaiming “I can’t breathe,” I burst into tears. I cried so hard, I shocked myself. I have no relation to Eric Garner or his family, but I’d question the […]

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