Chi~Voices: Official Chicago Premiere 2/27/2015

ChiVoices_OfficialPremiereThe wait is over!

We’ve been developing, shooting and finalizing this idea since Spring 2013. Later this month we premiere Chi~Voices: A Poetic Film Series at Providence St. Mel School, in hopes to motivate, and inspire to use art as their therapy to violence. We explore the youth violence in Chicago through film, spoken word, music, acting, and more. We hope to see you there! ;-)

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Teen unemployment remains stubbornly high, study finds

Angelo Ross, 18, center, attends a hearing about teen joblessness in Chicago on Friday. Ross may soon lose his internship at a restaurant. (Anthony Souffle, Chicago Tribune)

“A new report released Friday shows just how hard teens have it in Chicago and nationwide. Teens continue to be displaced from entry level jobs by older workers and college graduates, despite the rebound in the nation’s job market, according to the report, released by the Drexel University Center for Labor Markets and Policy.” ~ Writer

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Two Years Later, Chicago Recalls Hadiya Pendleton’s Promise


*Photo: Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton at home on Monday. (Spencer Bibbs)

“We are now part of a fraternity that no one wants to be a part of,” Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, mother of murdered 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, told a group of University of Chicago students at an Amnesty International event last December. She reminded them that no matter who they are, gun violence affects them. “Regardless of your background, origin — whatever — you should care,” she said.” ~ South Side reporter and freelancer.

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