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Pop Smoke Murdered in Home Invasion

Pop Smoke Murdered in Home Invasion

Bashar Barakah Jackson, better known as Pop Smoke was found dead in his home early on the morning of February 19, 2020, by the Los Angeles Police Department. According to the LAPD, at least four masked men entered the rapper’s home early Wednesday morning where they would go on to fire multiple shots at Jackson. […]

The Cycle of Incarceration at the Community Engagement Action Summit

The Cycle of Incarceration at the Community Engagement Action Summit

As a woman stood in front of the crowd speaking on the death of her son and the incarceration of another, the crowd at the Community Engagement sat attentively. On Dec. 14, 2019, the SIC Community Engagement Coordinator, Kim Davis Ambrose, and many more critical people collaborated and scheduled a community gets together on Cook […]

Exploitation of Inner-City Youth

Exploitation of Inner-City Youth

Child exploitation refers to the act of using children for personal gratification. With exploitation, there is a financial, sexual, and social reward. Many youths become subjects of exploitation by either family members, teachers/mentors, or strangers. Examples of child abuse and manipulation include using children for cheap labor, child pornography or for personal gratification. According to […]

Chicagoans Battle With Opioids

Chicagoans Battle With Opioids

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioids are a class of drugs that come in different forms including prescription and synthetic forms. Opioids are addictive as they initially start out as painkillers for those who need them. Over time, users begin to become dependent upon the drug and begin to abuse it. The prescription form of […]

El Chapo Guzman Sentenced to Life in Prison

El Chapo Guzman Sentenced to Life in Prison

El Chapo Guzman was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday, July 17, 2019,  after an 11-week trial in Brooklyn, New York. Guzman was convicted in February for smuggling cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamines into the United States from Mexico. Cartel Silanoa is one of the biggest cartels in Mexico. El Chapo complained that he […]

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