As the resident Chicagoan on The Root’s staff, it’s safe to say I keep an eye on the city’s resident talents—including Chance the Rapper and problematic prodigal son Kanye. Now, I’m thinking I need to get out more—or, at least, take a Lyft—since apparently, hip-hop’s favorite number-wearing philanthropist has been…
Chance the Rapper continues to break all types of molds, stereotypes and boundaries with his unique blend of God and guts, the nontraditional distribution of his music and his conscious philanthropy.
Updated Wednesday, April 5, 10:20 p.m. EST: Emily Bolton, Deputy Press Secretary of Academics for Chicago Public Schools emailed The Root to provide clarity on some of the questions raised about the Learn, Plan, Succeed initiative and the related graduation requirement introduced by Mayor Emanuel and CPS.
Earlier in March, Chicago native Chance the Rapper met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to discuss the Chicago Public School system. Although the meeting didn’t go as well as Chance would have liked, he walked away from it with one mission in mind: to give back to students in need.
Last week, Chance the Rapper met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to discuss the Chicago Public Schools system and its current disarray. But the Grammy Award-winning rapper wasn’t pleased with the meeting and has decided to take matters into his own hands.
The Chicago school board sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, and the Illinois State Board of Education Tuesday, alleging that the state employs “separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in Illinois.”
A Chicago mother is furious after her 12-year-old special needs son was allegedly beaten up and slammed to the ground by a school employee as other children looked on, CBS Chicago reports.
Illinois has a new law intended to help drivers figure out what to do if they are stopped by police, the Chicago Tribune reports.
As summer draws to a close and the remaining schools in the nation open, social media has been flooded with cute back-to-school photos of proud parents showing off their children all geared up for the new school year.