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August 2016 was Chicago’s deadliest month in nearly two decades, leaving the city’s streets riddled with shell casings and bloodshed from mostly African-American bodies.  According to the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics, an astonishing 474 people were victims of homicide in 2016. In August alone, there were 92 deaths, a number slightly lower than July 1993 […]

Tidal recently announced that $1.5 million of the proceeds from their Tidal X: 10/20 charity concert, which took place in Brooklyn back in October, will be distributed to Black Lives Matter and several other organizations that are leading social justice movements.

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Although Cosby and his legal team are openly acknowledging his extra-marital affairs, they are still denying that Cosby took part in any criminal activity.

A state panel appointed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recommended a $6.25 increase in hourly wage for fast-food workers Wednesday, bringing minimum wage to…

While poverty rates have decreased for White and Asian families, Black children are more likely to live in poverty than children of other races, a…

President Barack Obama is on a roll. A bankroll, that is. In a proposal that could cover nearly 5 million workers, the president said Monday…

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Chicago-bred rapper Common (pictured) is known for his socially conscious music; Sunday night at the Golden Globes, he delivered a moving speech about how what happened…

What if our unemployment rate was at 1% and crime was at an all-time low? Sounds too good to be true right? Well this new film, The Purge, is exploring that idea…but there’s ONE CATCH. Watch the trailer and find out what it is. Hope it doesn’t freak you out! LOL Follow @979theBox & @WhosYourDiamond on […]

via: cnn.com About 57% of Americans who get vacation time don’t use all of it, most of them because of their heavy workload, according to a Harris Interactive study for JetBlue. And almost 10% of those surveyed reported that the unstable job market — the U.S. unemployment rate was 8.3% in July — made them […]

The July Job Report stated that 163,000 jobs have been created, but President Barack Obama believes more work needs to be done for those who still don’t have jobs. “We’ve now created 4.5 million new jobs over the last 29 months, and 1.1 million new jobs so far this year,” President Obama said in remarks […]