Donna Hall remembers her deceased son Marshall on Mother’s Day, shares her pain

Chicago continues to be an example of what happens in disenfranchised communities. Crime and poverty run rampant in certain parts of the city, while other areas are perpetual tourist destinations. According to, 142 people have been killed since the start of the year in Chicago. Marshall Hall, the son of Donna Hall, became one […]

Russell Simmons donates to create Peacemakers in Chicago

RushCard, which was co-founded by hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, gave $50K to the Chicago community to help reduce youth violence. Simmons and the Peacekeepers held their first barbershop recruitment event to get community members to become Peacekeepers in Chicago. The event was held at Larry’s Barber College, 10456 S. Halsted St. See photos below. Photo […]

Pastor wants Trump to meet with Chicago gang leaders at the White House

President Donald Trump hosted an event for Black History Month at the White House. With his Black confidants, Omarosa Manigault and Ben Carson, by his side, Trump shared a few thoughts on Black History Month. However, he took the occassion to speak mostly about himself and his ongoing feud with CNN. Darrell Scott, a Cleveland pastor, […]

Diane Latiker and Kids Off the Block host the 24 Hour Peace Jam

The Kids Off the Block group under the leadership of Diane Latiker had a 24 Hour Peace Jam. The Peace Jam lasted from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. last weekend in the Roseland community, 11623 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL. 60628. The students were recently released from school for summer break and Latiker created the event to help them […]

The 24 Hour Prayer Walk in Chicago led by Pastor Andrew Gibson

Englewood pastor Andrew Gibson of the 73-year-old Vernon Baptist Church announced the first 24 Hour Prayer Walk. The walk took place over the weekend from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. the next day. The walk was presented to display strength in the streets that are vastly weakened by violence. Gibson stated, “In the last three years, […]

Breaking Bread organization to help young Black men in Chicago

Photos by Melanie L. Brown for Steed Media Service Rolling out interviewed Victor Love, owner of the legendary Captain Hard Times Restaurant about a new organization the restaurant houses called Breaking Bread. Breaking Bread was created by a diverse group of Black men to help young Black men. The founding members of the organization are Victor Love, Touissant Werner, […]

5 things to know about mom of Chicago teen, Pierre Loury who was shot by police

Another Chicago mother is grieving the loss of her child after the police shot and killed him Monday night. Chicago police say they were searching for a vehicle that had left the scene of a shooting, WGN reported. Authorities say officers spotted 16-year-old Pierre Loury in the suspected vehicle. The police claim that when they […]

Chicago boy shot in back after appearing in anti-violence video

[jwplatform yM4eUlDV] The “Black is Human” social media campaign released an Advocacy Media Award-winning video last year speaking out against violence targeting Black boys. One of the children featured in the video was Zarriel Trotter, who was 12 years old at the time. On March 25, Trotter was shot in his neighborhood on the West […]

2 Chicago men rob clinic of … Viagra?

Two armed men in Chicago robbed a medical clinic of $1,700 worth of Viagra. They cleaned out the clinic’s entire supply. According to CBS Chicago, the two men, one bearing a semiautomatic gun and the other a handgun, gained entry on Saturday by claiming to want to see a dentist. When a worker opened the door, he was made to […]

Chicago police superintendent says Chicago violence due to ‘lax gun laws’

Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, Garry McCarthy said yesterday ongoing Chicago violence in the city is due to “lax state and federal gun laws.” According the Chicago Tribune, McCarthy was referring to a 13-hour period from Sunday afternoon until early Monday when four people were killed and at least another 26 were wounded, many of […]

Yoga program positioned as Chicago crime fighter

Tameka Lawson, executive director of I Grow Chicago has started a new yoga program in an unconventional area. Located on the streets of a rough south side Chicago neighborhood, Englewood, the yoga classes were started by Lawson to curb violence in the city this summer and attempt to create a new perspective despite negative and […]

Funeral service for Chicago rapper OTF Nunu this weekend

Born McArthur Swindle, a 21-year-old rapper commonly known as “OTF Nunu” or “Nuski,” was gunned down at a shopping mall in the Chatham neighborhood last Saturday afternoon. Reportedly, funeral services are being scheduled for this coming Sunday. The first cousin of Def Jam recording artist Lil’ Durk or Durk Banks, Nunu was sitting in his […]

Chicago activist Lenore Draper killed leaving anti-violence fundraiser

Lenore Draper killed  A Chicago woman working to curb the rampant violence in Chicago was killed Friday after leaving an anti-violence fundraiser. Lenore Draper, 32, was found dead in her car after what police suspect was a drive-by shooting. The Chicago Tribune reports that she was struck in the chest and arm around 10:35 p.m., just […]

3-year-old among 13 injured in Chicago park shooting

Chicago park shooting leaves 13 injured  A mass shooting overnight left 13 people with injuries, including a toddler. Authorities report that a 3-year-old is in critical condition after being shot at Chicago’s Cornell Square Park late Thursday. The child was shot through the ear in what police suspect was a gang-related incident. The bullet exited […]

Chicago teens rape a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and post video on Facebook

Three Chicago teens are facing sexual assault charges after raping a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and posting the footage on Facebook. According to reports by the Chicago Tribune, Scandale Fritz, 16, asked the 12-year-old girl to come to his house around 3:30 p.m. in December. When the girl arrived, Fritz’s friends, Kenneth Brown, 15, and […]