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‘Say Her Name’: Protesters on the Breonna Taylor case and BLM movement

September 24, 2020

Following the news that officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor would not be charged with murder, protesters across Chicago peacefully took to the streets to express their anger and fatigue...

Protesters take to Chicago streets after disappointing news in Breonna Taylor case

Protesters take to Chicago streets after disappointing news in Breonna Taylor case

September 24, 2020

Amid a sea of signs, names written in fake blood, solemn moments of silence and raucous chanting, the name of Breonna Taylor hung heavy in the air Wednesday night. Hundreds gathered at different ...

Yosef negotiates with CPD Director of Public Engagement Glen Brooks to allow protesters at the corner of East Ohio Street and North Michigan Avenue into the street.

Magnificent Mile temporarily shut down for protest, vigil honoring Black lives lost

August 30, 2020

White signs tied in a row on a long string swayed in the wind with the names of Black and Brown Americans killed by police officers. The signs were created as part of a protest meant to shut dow...

This online gallery promotes activism through student-made illustrations

This online gallery promotes activism through student-made illustrations

August 12, 2020

A blood-splattered bald eagle. The back of a Black man, fist raised, wearing orange. Shadowed bodies view Fourth of July fireworks from behind a wired fence. These are some of the powerful images featured...

Nearly 200 Chicagoans came out to support the Back the Blue rally, many holding American flags in support of American law enforcement.

‘Black Lives Matter’ counter-protest causes friction with ‘Blue Lives Matter’ demonstration

July 26, 2020

Separated by a metal fence and a line of police officers with bikes, Blue Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter demonstrators came to a standstill in the South Loop Saturday. Blue Lives protesters—many ...

Paint The City initiative supports local artists who ‘bring a little light back’

Artist Bryant L. Jones uses art as a creative outlet to spark conversations around important issues.

By Lauren Leazenby, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Black hands pray to “Heal the Hood” on a boarded-up currency exchange. A black-gloved fist is raised next to the words “Black Lives Matter” on the windows of a restaurant. A painting of a Black man ho...

Comedy Majors Eryn Burnett (left) and Nathan Hatfield (right) host a fundraiser livestream to raise money and support for Brave Space Alliance's Trans Relief Fund to provide economic relief payments for transgender, non-binary and intersex individuals.

‘Something Like a Livestream’ virtual fundraiser helps trans community impacted by the pandemic

June 26, 2020

While working together on the podcast "Something Like a Brother," senior comedy writing and performance majors Eryn Burnett and Nathan Hatfield found the transgender community has been especially affec...

The community opens up: Conversations about racism and the Black experience are 'uncomfortable,' sometimes traumatic

The community opens up: Conversations about racism and the Black experience are ‘uncomfortable,’ sometimes traumatic

June 25, 2020

George Floyd’s death felt like the death of a family member for Layla Broderick. Broderick, a junior marketing major, said conversations about the unjust killing of Floyd, a Black man from Minn...

 WBEZ-FM 91.5 and Vocalo 91.1 hosted a virtual event “Voices of the Movement: Black Activism and Organizing for Change” with a panel of black activists to discuss the historical fight for racial equity.

‘Voices of the Movement’: Black activists discuss power in organizing

June 24, 2020

After viewers enjoyed a few minutes of Childish Gambino’s song "This is America"—which highlights the unjust killing and violence against Black Americans—viewers and panelists virtually held a m...

One Million Man March celebrates Juneteenth with marching band and singing

One Million Man March celebrates Juneteenth with marching band and singing

June 21, 2020

Celebratory music from a marching band playing "When the Saints Go Marching In" could be heard from blocks away while close to a thousand protesters with vibrant signs for the "One Million Man March" ...

What to know when protesting; experts weigh in on the momentum of the movement

What to know when protesting; experts weigh in on the momentum of the movement

June 19, 2020

In 2018, the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party celebrated its 50th anniversary, and⁠ the revolutionary socialist political organization had its own Bill of Rights, where No. 7 on their 10 p...

Drag March for Change addresses intersectionality of race, sexuality, gender

Drag March for Change addresses intersectionality of race, sexuality, gender

June 17, 2020

Led by local Chicago drag queens and kings, thousands marched across Boystown in full drag with glamorous makeup, voluminous wigs and sky-high platform heels—but it was not part of the neighborhood's...

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