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Inside City Hall: hundreds of Black and Brown activists denied entry to Chicago City Council’s vote on police academy

The heavy presence of Chicago police officers in City Hall early Wednesday morning was a precursor for what #NoCopAcademy activists would face before the City Council’s 38-8 vote to approve the construction of a controversial police and fire training academy in West Garfield Park.

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Comedic Improv and Mental Health

Most mental health facilities involve white rooms, kleenex boxes, and an overall “clinical” feel. Kanesha Walker Amaro, is the founder and CEO of consulting firm “Flipped Conscious. She is creating opportunities for mental health to be dissected in black and brown communities that feels more comfortable. Her tool of choice is improv, though the exact relationship between improv and mental health is still being discovered.

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South Side students on National School Walkout Day: “closing our schools is violence”

VIDEO: On March 14, students nationwide walked out of their schools to stand in solidarity with Stoneman Douglas High School students in a symbolic protest for stricter gun laws in light of the Parkland, FL shooting that happened a month ago.

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'Sagging' remains as fashion trends come and go

VIDEO: Men have been sagging for years, but many believe that the trend of sagging has become more drastic in today’s generation. The levels of sagging are getting lower and lower, even as far as to the knees. We set out to investigate why men continue to sag and where people believe sagging originates from.

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Spirituality vs. religion: younger generations stray from organized religion to discover alternative practices

VIDEO: There’s a divide between younger and older generations when it comes to faith. We set out to find out why more and more youth in this generation are considering themselves to be spiritual rather than religious, and why they are turning to certain alternative practices.

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Black business owner, Russell Austin, breaks down barriers in healthcare industry; advocates for better opportunities for African American youth

VIDEO: There are two common misconceptions still coloring the perception of black owned businesses in the Chicagoland area: that there aren’t many around, and if they are, they’re either a restaurant, dance studio, or a hair salon. But the numbers tell a different story.

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Safety or surveillance? City starts multi-million dollar lighting project on South and West Sides

VIDEO: Is there an impact on public safety and crime based on the quantity or quality of streetlights? We discovered that the Chicago Infrastructure Trust and Department of Transportation will spend $160 million dollars to install 250,000 LED streetlights.

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