Skip to contents

Black Lives Matter Chicago

Black Lives Matter Chicago
Black Lives Matter Chicago

Just 2% Of People Arrested By Chicago Police Got Access To Lawyer In Early 2020, Legal Group Says

Police data shows few people who are arrested are granted their constitutional right to an attorney.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Block With ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ Mural Is Now A Shared Street For Bikes, Cars, Pedestrians

Catalpa Avenue in Andersonville is the latest addition to the city's shared street program intended to give people more space during the coronavirus pandemic.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

At Chicago Vigil For Black Lives, Hundreds Quietly Gather To Heal After Kenosha Violence: ‘We Keep Us Safe’

As protests against police violence continue in Kenosha, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered in support of Jacob Blake, who was shot several times over the weekend.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Black Trans Lives Matter Mural Takes Over Andersonville Street

Twenty-two artists collaborated on the mural on Catalpa Avenue.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Police Shot A Black Man In Englewood. Then Misinformation Spread Like Wildfire

The creator of a viral video told thousands a 15-year-old boy was killed by police Sunday. The misinformation — and the police response on the scene in Englewood — may have led to civil unrest Downtown, activists said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Artists Wanted! Help Paint A ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ Mural In Andersonville This Weekend

Artists will be paid for their time working on the mural.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Black Lives Matter Mural Painted By 18 Artists Takes Over Uptown Street

Each letter in the massive mural was painted by a different Chicago artist.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Enormous Black Lives Matter Mural Comes To South Shore Streets

The mural has the words “Black Lives Matter” painted in Chicago flag blue on Jeffery Boulevard between 70th and 71st streets.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Teen Activist Miracle Boyd Recovering After Police Knocked Out Her Tooth At Protest: ‘He Walked Up To Me And Smacked Me’

A GoFundMe to help Boyd raised nearly $84,000 in less than two days before halting donations.

Downtown

18-Year-Old Activist Had Teeth Knocked Out By Police At Columbus Statue Protest, Officials Say

Activist Miracle Boyd of GoodKids MadCity was injured by police in an attack caught on video. "You beat people up over a statue? You rough them up over a statue?" Ald. Jeanette Taylor said.

Downtown

Protesters Try To Tear Down Columbus Statue In Chicago As Clashes Between Police, Activists Turn Violent

Protesters nearly toppled a Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park before police intervened.

Downtown

New ‘Anti-Racist Andersonville’ Group To Protest Obama Mural Defacement With Rally Friday

Anti-Racist Andersonville was formed in response to a number of racist incidents in the neighborhood, including the writing of "Hang Obama" in chalk along Clark Street.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Alderman Offers Free Black Lives Matter Signs To North Center Neighbors After Racist Flyers Thrown Into Yards

In addition to the racist flyers, someone defaced and stole signs in the neighborhood that supported the Black Lives Matter movement.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Chicago Police Illegally Denied Protesters Right To Attorney, Phone Call, Top Public Defender Says

Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli and activists are suing the city, saying the move to deny arrestees a phone call and access to an attorney violates state and constitutional law.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Little Village Chamber Debuts Black Lives Matter Banners At Iconic Arch: ‘United We Stand. Divided We Fall’

“History has been not been kind to minorities in this country, which is why it is time to embrace each other in solidarity," the Little Village Chamber of Commerce executive director said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

10 Black Women and Queer Activists Working To Change Chicago

These organizers are supporting protesters fighting for Black lives and providing relief to communities impacted by looting and coronavirus.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Ipsento Coffee Shuts Down Bucktown Shops After Staffers Call For Boycott, Demand Support Of Black Lives Matter

The employees protested after the shop's owner demanded they remove signs supporting Black Lives Matter earlier this week.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

‘That Is A Stunt’: North Side Aldermen Blast City Council Member Proposing To Move Cops To Other Wards

“I’m just beyond disgusted by his behavior. I can’t wait to call this out next week in City Council to his face,” one alderman said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

What Does Public Safety Without Police Look Like? South, West Siders Say Block Clubs Are Cheaper, More Effective

More than 50 people on the West and South Sides are now taking shifts to safeguard their own communities as part of a new block-watching program.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

March In Albany Park Aims To Show Unity Between Black And Latinx Communities

The march is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Horner Park.

Albany Park
1 of 2