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Photos by Melanie L. Brown Activists in Chicago joined forces downtown on the Magnificent Mile to shutdown holiday spending in protest of the alleged murder of Laquan McDonald. He was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer. It took one year for the officer to be prosecuted. At the protest chants such as “No profit, no peace”, “16…

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After speaking with the director and writers of Unspeakable: A Dramatic Fantasia, I expected the production to be great. What was unexpected was being sucked into an interpretation of Richard Pryor’s life and getting lost in the experience. Unspeakable: A Dramatic Fantasia is the brainchild of Rod Gailes OBC and James Murray Jackson Jr. It chronicles the…

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