Monday, July 29, 2013


More than 200 people joined a South Side pastor Saturday afternoon to march up North Michigan Avenue and stage a "silent sit-in" to help spotlight young people who are disproportionatley affected by violence in Chicago. The "Let Us Live" march, organized by Project HOOD, culminated in a "State of the Hood Address" given by Rev. Corey Brooks of Woodlawn's New Beginnings Church outside the Wrigley Building. Brooks said when a child goes missing in America, the government issues an Amber alert. The pastor said it is time to issue an Amber alert for a generation of black youth. "Today, we are issuing an Amber alert from the hood because our black children are missing," Brooks said. "Missing education, missing employment, missing parents..."
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