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Video Footage Released In Off-Duty Chicago Officer's Shooting Of Autistic Black Teen Who'd Been Missing

Ricardo Hayes was reported missing hours before the shooting.
Alexa Lisitza
 • 6 months ago

The First-Ever 'WakandaCon' Took Over Chicago: Here Are The Top Highlights From The Electrifying Experience

Blavity was there to watch the magic unfold and capture all of the best moments.
Tyler Marie Lawrence
 • 8 months ago

21-Year-Old Chicago Woman Shot In The Back While Running From Group Of Men

The Chicago woman was shot just two weeks after her 21st birthday.
Alexa Lisitza
 • 9 months ago

Diddy Revealed As Mystery Buyer Of $21M Painting By Black Artist

Is this truly a story about the historical presence of a black artist being taken advantage of for their work?
Alexa Lisitza
 • a year ago

The Queens Of Chicago’s Footwork Scene Dance Into The Limelight In A Rare New Short Film

Footwork is for queens.
Alexa Lisitza
 • a year ago

Here Are Just A Few Of Chicago’s Rising Young Poets We All Should Support

Meet some of the popular, and arguably unconventional, poetic creatives the Windy City has to offer.
Tyler Marie Lawrence
 • a year ago

Students Protest Chicago Mayor For Promoting A $95 Million Police Academy Rather Than Investing In Schools

Students at three separate schools including UCLA, the University of Michigan and Harvard, have protested against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Dominique Jackson
 • a year ago

Students Protest The Closing Of Chicago Public Schools In Minority Communities

Chicago Public Schools announce the closing of four high schools with a plan to open a single school in its place
Alexa Lisitza
 • a year ago

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin Wants The U.N. To Send Troops To Chicago Due To Gun Violence

Is this the right approach?
Blavity Team
 • a year ago

This Chicago School Is Preparing Students To Invest On Wall Street By The Fourth Grade

What’s better than one millionaire? A school full.
Blavity Team
 • 2 years ago

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