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Father Pfleger, Community and Hip Hop Group Launch Music Studio on South Side

Father Pfleger, Community and Hip Hop Group Launch Music Studio on South Side

The ARK of St. Sabina and Hip Hop Detoxx launched their new music studio to produce “New Entertainment for Change” during Juneteenth on Chicago’s South Side. “We are dedicated to create new entertainment for change,” said Hip-Hop Detoxx executive director, Enoch Mohammad. “This arts and culture space will be an amazing place for youth to free […]

Black Leaders Push Obama for Action at Forum

On the eve of the U.S. House of Representatives’ historic vote on health care reform, thousands of black Chicagoans attended a symposium to urge President Barack Obama to form public policy with African-Americans in mind. The president has highlighted his administration’s efforts to overhaul the health care system, reform mortgage lending practices, improve the economy […]

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Season Ends at Wrigley Ice Rink, Future Remains Uncertain

The Rink at Wrigley closed its gates for the season on Feb. 28, and it may not return next year. Over 12,000 people this winter visited the ice rink, which was located for the first time this winter on the northwest parking lot of Wrigley Field, according to Chicago Park District spokeswoman Monique Lehman. “Compared […]

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Increase in Tobacco Tax Leads to Decrease in Tax Revenues From Cigarette Sales in Chicago

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James Gibson recently asked a man for a cigarette, to which the man replied that he “just bought this one for 50 cents.” Gibson, 33, said he asked a number of “passers and mouth flappers” for a cigarette as he waited for a bus in front of a gas station on the corner of 35th […]

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