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Chicago icon DJ Rashad found dead on Lower West Side

Chicago icon DJ Rashad found dead on Lower West Side | Red Tape | Scoop.it
DJ Rashad, a house music icon in Chicago whose new EP is set to be released next week, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose Sunday afternoon on the Lower West Side.
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Sotomayor: You can’t ‘wish away’ racial inequality

Sotomayor: You can’t ‘wish away’ racial inequality | Red Tape | Scoop.it

“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.”

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Supreme Court's first latina justice outraged by the court's strike down of affirmative action.

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$20K Grant Could Boost North Lawndale Community Gardens

$20K Grant Could Boost North Lawndale Community Gardens | Red Tape | Scoop.it

It's no secret where the food deserts are."

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The North Lawndale community on the city's West Side is one of those not-so-secret food desserts — where there are more fast food joints peddling high-fat, high-calorie foods than grocery stores offering healthier options. That could soon change.

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Charter Schools: The Fix Ailing Districts Need? - WNIJ and WNIU

Charter Schools: The Fix Ailing Districts Need? - WNIJ and WNIU | Red Tape | Scoop.it
Charter Schools: The Fix Ailing Districts Need?
WNIJ and WNIU
Now there are about 145 charter school campuses across the state, the vast majority in Chicago.
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A Guy Hung An Offensive Sign Around His Neck To Make A Solid Point. And … It Worked.

A Guy Hung An Offensive Sign Around His Neck To Make A Solid Point. And … It Worked. | Red Tape | Scoop.it
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Awesome, awesome video

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Bill O'Reilly Certain There Must Be a 'Downside' To a Woman President

Bill O'Reilly Certain There Must Be a 'Downside' To a Woman President | Red Tape | Scoop.it
Fox News shouting head Bill O'Reilly has finally made it to 1979 in his slog through American social progress, last night posing an important gotcha question to two female panelists: What's the downside to having a woman as President? I MEAN THERE'S GOTTA BE A DOWNSIDE!
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Working in the Schools Chicago Hosts Mardi Gras Blackboard Affair Masquerade Ball « A Chicago Thing

Working in the Schools Chicago Hosts Mardi Gras Blackboard Affair Masquerade Ball « A Chicago Thing | Red Tape | Scoop.it
RT @aChicagoThing: How do Chicago Public Schools & Mardi Gras go together? @WITSchicago’s Masq Ball tells you how http://t.co/lFMOtV0oH3 ht…
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Chicago not poised to go the way of Detroit -S&P - Reuters

Chicago isn't poised to go the way of Detroit.

Chicago has strong and stable management, while Detroit, which is currently being run by a state-appointed emergency manager, has suffered from "very weak" management over the years...

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Chicago's snow removal costs already $4.5 million over budget for 2014 - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago's snow removal costs already $4.5 million over budget for 2014 - Chicago Sun-Times | Red Tape | Scoop.it
Chicago's snow removal costs already $4.5 million over budget for 2014 Chicago Sun-Times “This is the snowiest winter in 35 years — worst since the blizzard of 1979 — and is the seventh-snowiest in history,” Kelley Quinn, a spokesperson for the...
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BREAKING: Barack Obama College Prep High School to open in Chicago in 2017

BREAKING: Barack Obama College Prep High School to open in Chicago in 2017 | Red Tape | Scoop.it
Barack Obama College Preparatory High School, a new selective enrollment high school, will open in Chicago for the 2017-18 school year.
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Poor black people don’t work?: Lessons of a former dope dealer

Poor black people don’t work?: Lessons of a former dope dealer | Red Tape | Scoop.it

"I grew up in an inner city where everyone hustled. The work ethic that helped me sell drugs also got me to college

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Comparing Cities: How Long Would You Have To Work To Buy A Burger In Your City?

Comparing Cities: How Long Would You Have To Work To Buy A Burger In Your City? | Red Tape | Scoop.it
In West Baltimore, it takes 17 minutes of work (the average hourly wage is $19.34), but in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, where wages are more than double that, it takes only nine minutes.
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Adventures in conclusion jumping: Charter schools and their stats

Adventures in conclusion jumping: Charter schools and their stats | Red Tape | Scoop.it

According to the recent high school rankings compiled by the Chicago Sun-Times, Urban Prep's Englewood campus (a charter school) is doing better at ACTs than most CPS schools... but that's not the whole story.

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Teachers’ Strikes, Catching Fire

Teachers’ Strikes, Catching Fire | Red Tape | Scoop.it
From Oregon to Minnesota, school is out unless teachers and communities are heard.
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Chicagoist Weekend Theater: Lost Film from Chicago Board of Education

Chicagoist Weekend Theater: Lost Film from Chicago Board of Education | Red Tape | Scoop.it
A curious, delightful find for this weekend's weekend theater: Vimeo user Fading Dyes has claimed to have found a lost film from the Chicago Board of Education, a documentary about our fair city.
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South-side legislator joins the fight for community schools—right before the election

South-side legislator joins the fight for community schools—right before the election | Red Tape | Scoop.it
In south-side legislative race, charges fly over who's the real schools advocate. (RT @CTULocal1: State Rep. Christian Mitchell says community not "competent enough" for elected school board.
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Chicago anti-violence program didn't do much, audit finds - CNN

Chicago anti-violence program didn't do much, audit finds - CNN | Red Tape | Scoop.it
Chicago anti-violence program didn't do much, audit finds CNN (CNN) -- A $54.5 million program meant to cut gang violence in Chicago left out some of the most violent communities and failed to account for how the money was spent, according to a...
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How Captured Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Turned Chicago Into His Home Port - TIME

How Captured Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Turned Chicago Into His Home Port - TIME | Red Tape | Scoop.it

How Captured Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Turned Chicago Into His Home Port

Last year on Valentine's Day, the drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was designated Chicago's Public Enemy No.

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