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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…

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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,…

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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 Side of…

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Beverly Reed-Scott, organizer of the country’s largest African American parade, said at a Sunday news conference that, despite the violence, she was disappointed to see headlines about the parade focus on what she considered a “minor incident,” per the Chicago Sun-Times. The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, after two young men got into a confrontation…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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