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Ebony editor on "Enough" Chicago violence

Ebony editor on "Enough" Chicago violence

This year Ebony Magazine, the nearly seven-decade-old publication devoted to black achievement and trends, is weighing in prominently on Chicago's issues with violence. Using its revamped website, the Chicago-based magazine is doing a year-long series of reports and essays called “Enough: Chicago and the Tragedy of Urban Violence.” The series goes beyond the usual urban mayhem angle and does a deep dive into the factors and personal stories behind the violence. “Chicago is not ‘Chi-raq’,” Ebony.com’s New York-based News and Lifestyle editor Jamilah Lemieux writes on the series’ introductory page. “We can’t own or embrace that. Our city is an epicenter of black culture and black life. It is a reflection of our people, not just the Midwest, but across the country. Chicago is home and it is time to say “enough.”' Jamilah tells Niala more about the series. (Photo: Ebony)

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