Meet the Chicago emcee by the name of The Boy Illinois. In this feature, the former University of Illinois student discusses is foundations and influences in music while also discussing his goals on the independent journey.
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Let’s keep this short and simple. Violence in our cities is reaching a point where we all and I mean ALL have to start doing everything we can do reduce it. This CALL is about solutions that are working in your community.
Who out there is actively working on a program that’s showing some light? Is there anyone that was or still is fighting against the forces of drugs, poverty and violence in their community but came across methods that actually worked to reduce the ongoing crisis?
If so, we want to hear your story. We want to hear your methods and we want to share your solutions and strategies with other leaders so that we can build a network based on applied working strategies.
If you’re still not sure exactly what we are looking for here are some examples of different success stories from the U.S and abroad.
How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art
Theaster Gates (Courtesy of Ted.com)
Fight Hate with Love (Courtesy of Mediastorm.com)
Andrew Michael Ellis
The Link between Unemployment and Terrorism:
Mohamed Ali (Courtesy of Ted.com)
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Written by Jermaine Fletcher