My Block, My Hood, My City founder Jahmal Cole (in white) speaks at Thursday's press conference announcing the "Hit the Hood" peace initiative over Labor Day weekend at Josephine's Southern Cooking, 436 E. 79th St.Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago

‘Hit The Hood’ Organizers Gearing Up For A Labor Day Weekend Full Of Fun And Activism

Grants of $5,000 each are available to organizers of community-led events across Chicago. A fish fry in Chatham, a South Shore back-to-school celebration and a march against the city's police contract are already in the works.

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Xquina Cafe Community Hub Officially Underway On 26th Street In Little Village: ‘This Is A Big Day’

“This project will become an educational ecosystem for Black and Brown entrepreneurs here and in our surrounding communities," one leader on the project said.

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Hundreds Of Chicagoans Protest Throughout City In Honor Of Breonna Taylor: ‘It’s Hard Being Out Here Again’

Only one officer faces criminal charges for firing into neighboring apartments during the raid of Breonna Taylor's apartment in March. None were charged with fatally shooting her.

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Boystown, Chicago’s Famed LGBTQ Neighborhood, Now Will Be Known As Northalsted

The Northalsted Business Alliance will no longer use "Boystown" in its neighborhood marketing campaigns to "ensure all members of the LGBTQ community feel welcome," leaders announced Wednesday.