The term “Chiraq” has been long debated. With the release of Nicki Minaj’s new single, the “Chi-raq”, discussion about appropriateness of the term has been further fueled.

Chicago author, motivational speaker and activist Richard L. Taylor, Jr. created a video in response to the song and term, calling for community members to reclaim their city. 

From YouTube:

Richard Taylor speaks out against the “Chiraq” term and label that has been placed over Chicago. Get Inspired, Get Active, Take Action!

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Watch Richard go in:

Thoughts on the term “Chiraq”?

Is it damaging Chicago’s communities, or just speaking to the sentiment of how people feel in their environment?

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