AJ LEE

The Best And Worst Of WWE Payback

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Pre-show notes: - Brandon here.

GUN VIOLENCE

46 Shot, 8 Dead In Chicago Over The Weekend

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One week ago, the grisly violence we've grown to know Chicago for seemed to be down.

80s nostalgia

The Replacements Are (Kind Of) Reuniting For Three Riot Fest Shows

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Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are reuniting at Riot Fest for the first live performance for The Replacements in 22 years.

EVERYTHING ELSE

Nine-Year-Old Asean Johnson Throws Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Under The Bus With Incredible Speech

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For every 999 stories of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/05/hadiya-pendelton-friends-story-chicago" target="_blank">bad publicity</a> resonating from the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/05/chance-the-rapper-paranoia" target="_blank">streets of Chicago</a>, there's a video like this which reminds us all there are people in The Chi fighting to preserve the beauty that is one of America's most historic cities.

Daniel Shea

On “Chicago Fire,” Hadiya’s Friends & “Angels In The Hood”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/hf-danetria-klyn-kyra.jpg"></a>Photo: Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune A lot of Chicago went into this writing.

chicago

Hidden Talent MMA’s Shannon Ihrke Is A Ring Girl After Our Own Hearts

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Much like a Bat Signal shining into the foggy night sky of the Internet, it’s rare that I would miss the resounding <a href="https://twitter.com/cagepotatomma/status/273261678966235136">“DAT ASS” battle cry</a> sent out by <a href="https://twitter.com/cagepotatomma">our friends at Cage Potato</a> last night.

Arthur Agee

Saturday Matinee – “Hoop Dreams”

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We’ve seen a few examples of how growing up in an impoverished community where violence is a way of life has informed the behavior of one pair of young men from Chicago.

chicago

Lil Reese: “I Can Admit My Wrongs And I Apologize”

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Late Friday night, Lil Reese issued an apology <a href="https://twitter.com/LilReese300/status/262011060616318976">via Twitter</a> after coming under intense fire once the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/10/lil-reese-assaults-girl-video">video of him attacking a young woman</a> went viral.

chicago

Are We To Blame For This Video Of Lil Reese Beating Up A Young Woman?

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The biggest news on the net two weeks ago was a video of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/10/cleveland-bus-driver-punches-girl">a bus driver upper-cutting a 25-year old female</a> that had attacked and spit on him.

ANTOINE WALKER

Chicago Gangs Trades Guns For Basketballs At “Balling For Peace”

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Sports can't save the lives of our youth, but they can influence and possibly change the direction for adolescents and teens looking for options.

chicago

Mikkey Halsted – “Getting To The Money” (Prod. By The Legendary Traxster)

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The title of Mikkey Halsted's project MMM Season doesn't include a typo, despite the unnecessary Ms.

Chicago Teachers Union

Things Get Worse: Chicago Teachers Begin Strike Today

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Just when you thought the situation in Chicago couldn't get any more dire, the seemingly unimaginable happens.

chicago

Lupe Fiasco – “American Terrorist, Pt. 2 (Superheroes)”

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Yesterday was a long day for Lupe Fiasco given the whole <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=318099">set of Twitter exchanges with Chief Keef</a>.

chicago

Chief Keef Laughs After Rival Rapper Lil Jojo Is Killed

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A little over a month ago, we saw <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/07/video-lupe-fiascos-emotional-interview-on-rapfix-live">Lupe Fiasco overcome with emotion</a> as he watched video of friends whose young lives were snuffed out by violence.

EVERYTHING ELSE

Outbreak Of Violence: 10 People Shot In NYC Spree, 19 Overnight In Chicago

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Last night, 19 people were shot in Chicago; including a span of 30 minutes where 13 people were victims of gun violence.

Chicago Crime

Watch These Chicago Kids #RiseAbove Their Conditions

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Choosing to strike a match instead of damning the dark is always admirable in words and theory but harder to achieve in practice when the odds are stacked against you.

Chicago Crime

Lupe Fiasco’s Tears Shed Light On Chicago’s Small-Scale Genocide

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Photo: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/26/us/rate-of-killings-rises-38-percent-in-chicago-in-12.html?_r=1" target="_blank">NYT</a> For the most part, I've remained quiet on <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/chicago-crime">Chicago's inexplicable murder rate</a>.

Apple iPhone

6.29 The Cooler

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Erica Mena Snoop Dogg Busted In Norway With Marijuana, Cash [Yahoo] No Bath Salts Found In Miami Face-Eater's System [HHW] 24-Year-Old Mom Delivers Baby Herself On New York City Subway [News One] 10 Things That Chief Keef Clearly "Don't Like" [Broken Cool] Diana Ross Refuses [...].


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