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Chicago activist becomes first transgender bride to ‘Say Yes to the Dress’

For the first time in the series, TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” will be featuring a transgender bride in search of the perfect gown for the wedding of her dreams.

The lucky lady? Precious Davis, an activist from the Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago. In the new episode which airs on Friday, she will share the story of her romance with Myles Brady, a fellow activist from the same area.

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ICYMI: Rahm Emanuel wasn’t ready for Chicago high school students chanting ’16 shots’

On Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood before students at the prestigious all-male Urban Prep Charter Academy in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago expecting to be welcomed with open arms. However, this time, the high-schoolers interrupted Emanuel by chanting “16 shots” repeatedly at the close of his address.

Upon hearing the chanting, Mayor Emanuel swiftly exited the premises. In response, the student continued their demonstration.

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Is Attorney General Loretta Lynch the Real Answer to Chicago’s Police Problem?

On Monday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the US Justice Department would be investigating the use of force and deadly force from the Chicago Police Department. This announcement was made just weeks after footage was released of LaQuan McDonald being killed in cold blood by Officer Jason Van Dyke and during an onslaught of footage being released from other cases involving the CPD. But, the opening statements in Attorney Lynch’s speech stuck with me and made me question if her office’s intervening in the ongoings of the CPD was actually going to address the underlying problems there.

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Young Black Organizers Decline Private Meeting with Mayor to Discuss the Video of the Execution of Laquan McDonald

Press Contact: Veronica Morris Moore

Phone: (773)407-2467

vmorrismoore@gmail.com

 

What: Press Conference

When: 12pm, November 23, 2015

Where: 5101 S. Wentworth – 2nd District precinct

Who: Young black organizers from BYP100, Fearless Leading by the Youth, Assata’s Daughters, #LetUsBreathe collective, We Charge Genocide, Black Lives Matter: Chicago, and other grassroots collectives

young black organizers decline private meeting with mayor to discuss the video of the execution of laquan mcdonald