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Two men watch from the window of an apartment as Jennifer Hudson performs at Chicago Pride Fest in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Pride Parade may see its final year in Lakeview

May 11, 2015

The 46th annual Chicago Pride Parade, scheduled for June 28, may leave its usual Lakeview location after this year. The mayor’s office, Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) and Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward) have ...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Chicago’s diverse population is divided, neglected

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

The city’s segregation problem has been the underlying theme in most of my columns this semester because it is at the root of increasing crime, gang violence and poverty rates.Chicago is the seventh most diverse city in the U.S. However, the city is also the most segregated in the country, leaving communities sectioned off by racial demographics, according to a May 1 FiveThirtyEight.com report, which used data from Brown...

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Bulls move past conference call with Bucks

May 4, 2015

In a matchup that would have made for an exciting Eastern Conference Finals pairing, the Chicago Bulls are playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the NBA playoffs, and the Bulls’ chances...

Commentary

Workplace discrimination persists among increasing diversity

April 27, 2015

As racism remains a hot-button topic in America, the occurrence of racial disputes seems distressingly frequent.With the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014 and widespread speculation t...

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White Sox, Royals, dodge balls and brawls

April 27, 2015

It usually takes a batter being hit by a pitch to clear the benches, but that wasn’t the case on April 23 when the Chicago White Sox played the Kansas City Royals.Sox center fielder Adam Eaton hit a o...

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Road to the Eastern Conference Finals

April 20, 2015

I’ve been saying it all year and I’ll say it again: The Chicago Bulls are ready to win a championship this year, and it looks like they will.The Eastern Conference is full of teams that everyone e...

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The Rose Chronicles: Return Part III

April 13, 2015

The story has been told time and time again, and the injuries have occurred time and time again, but it’s not about how many times Derrick fell. It’s about how many times Derrick rose.Criticism wa...

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Opening Day exiled to Wrigley Field

April 6, 2015

It’s hard enough to catch a home run ball, and it’s even harder to catch one in the middle of a construction zone.It’s too bad this is the inconvenient truth that is the Chicago Cubs—one disappo...

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NBA season a fitting length

March 30, 2015

The NBA season isn’t too long or too short; 82 games is just right.NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been open about extending the league’s season, which would reduce the teams’ burden of back-to-ba...

Gill Scott Heron performing at Womad 2011. Gill Scott Heron died today, 28th May 2011. He was a politically motivated jazz/blues musician and song writer. He had a great stage presence and always sung from the soul, and with a great smile. Fore sure, a great loss.

‘Pieces of Gil Scott-Heron’ celebrated in tribute performance

March 9, 2015

A tribute will be paid to legendary poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron on March 13 at the Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd St., in a performance called “The Revolution Has Been Compromised: ...

Sore losers ruin baseball for Chicago

By Copy Chief

February 16, 2015

What kind of person takes a championship away from a Little League team? Seriously. They’re kids, for goodness sake.Jackie Robinson West, Chicago’s South Side Little League team that went to the league’s international championship, was stripped of its national title Feb. 11 for illegally expanding its boundaries before the 2014 season.This happened almost two full months after Evergreen Park’s team coach called on L...

There’s a ‘First Time’ for everything

By Trevor Ballanger

October 22, 2012

Whether it happened in a candle-lit hotel room with Marvin Gaye playing on the radio or in the backseat of a Mustang after the Homecoming dance, most people have memorable stories about losing their virginity.In the play “My First Time” by Los Angeles playwright Ken Davenport, four actors retell true stories of sexual initiation submitted to MyFirstTime.com, a website created by film director Peter Foldy. The play ran off-B...

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