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Natural hair and fashion show in Chicago's Austin neighborhood.

Big hair and bold style took center stage at the annual Natural Hair and Fashion Show Aug. 23 in Austin.

Former ex-offender uses education to break down prison walls and now has a bachelor's degree -the first in his family- that was 20 years in the making.

When Rodney Wilson walked across the stage to receive his bachelor's degree in Sociology from Roosevelt University in May, it was a culmination of a struggle to complete his college education that started in an unlikely place — prison.

Birds of prey descend at an Oak Park elementary school where students get up and close with falcons

Birds of prey descend at an Oak Park elementary school where students get up and close with falcons

Chiraq is among several custom t-shirts a group of young urban adults are creating with their Forever Fly brand line of street apparel.

A basement might be the last place you'd think to start a revolution. But a group of young adults have started one — a clothing revolution in the basement of an Austin apartment building.

Outspoken social critic Michael Eric Dyson challenged Black adults to stop convicting Black youths on what they wear, how they speak or style their hair.

Outspoken social critic Michael Eric Dyson challenged Black adults to stop convicting Black youths on what they wear, how they speak or style their hair.

Getting advice on music and life from jazz great Wynton Marsalis

GARFIELD PARK-It's not every day that someone can say they got musical advice from a jazz great.

Austin resident Seamus Ford is part of a growing backyard chicken movement. His urban farm is equipped with vegetable gardens and hens or chickens clucking away in the background. The self described urban environmentalist turned his backyard into a mini-farm to reduce his carbon footprint, but also to help others improve their food production IQ.

Austin resident Seamus Ford is part of a growing backyard chicken movement. His urban farm is equipped with vegetable gardens and hens or chickens clucking away in the background. The self described urban environmentalist turned his backyard into a mini-farm to reduce his carbon footprint, but also to help others improve their food production IQ.

KKK-Kin Killin’ Kin is artist James Pate’s private, but now very public protest, against Black on Black violence in urban communities nationwide. The Ohio artist uses stark charcoal drawings to visually compare Black on Black violence to that of the terrorism perpetrated against Blacks during the Jim Crow era by the Ku Klux Klan.

Dayton, Ohio artist James Pate uses art to spark a discussion on urban violence by visually comparing Black on Black violence with that of the KKK in his lat.

Do you think Black on Black crime is similar to the violence the KKK committed against Blacks? Artist James Pate used art to illustrate his answer.

Do you think Black on Black crime is similar to the violence the KKK committed against Blacks? Artist James Pate used art to illustrate his answer.

The devastating effects Chicago area gun violence has on families.

The devastating effects Chicago area gun violence has on families.

Braun’s attempt to be city’s 2nd female mayor falls short – Neighborhood Scribe

Braun’s attempt to be city’s female mayor falls short – Neighborhood Scribe

The Iconic Photo That Sent Shock Waves Throughout The World, 1968 Olympics. Read what John Carlos had to say about this historic moment @; http://www.chicagonewsblog.org/local-news/a-moment-in-history

1968 Olympics: Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute in the 1968 Summer Olympics while Silver medalist Peter Norman (left) wears an OPHR badge to show his support for the two Americans