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    Making Democracy a Verb

    In March, Inpoints published a video of Mikva Challenge students working at the Bernie Sanders campaign office in Des Moines, IA. That was only one part of our weekend with Mikva Challenge in Des Moines.  Here is the rest of the story. It is emblazoned on every one of their t-shirts, “Democracy is a verb”. For the past four Presidential elections, Mikva ...

    On May 3, 2016 | By
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    Inpoints Talks to Chuck D About Youth Culture

    Last month, Inpoints sat down with Chuck D of Public Enemy before he went on stage at Louder Than A Bomb’s Sweet 16 Benefit. Chuck shared his views of youth culture and how his experience connects with the young poets, emcees, and artists he was there to celebrate. With only ten minutes of his time, we dove right into it. “Where were ...

    On May 2, 2016 | By
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    A Night of Words: LTAB Benefit Performances

    Young Chicago Authors’ Louder Than A Bomb Sweet 16 Benefit party was a night of music, knowledge, poetry, and art.  The night featured special guests Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, but it also featured a number of performances from some of Chicago’s young poets, artists, and musicians. Check out the performances below. Jamila Woods   Mahogany Browne (ft. Jamila ...

    On April 8, 2016 | By
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    Full Interview of Kevin Coval’s Interview With Chuck D

    At a recent benefit party for Louder Than A Bomb, a poetry festival and symposium held by Young Chicago Authors, founder Kevin Coval was joined by Chuck D of Public Enemy to talk about contemporary culture and how youth can author their own culture. The two were later joined by poet and educator, Jamila Woods, and Dr. Gaye Johnson, Professor of Black ...

    On April 8, 2016 | By
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    #YouthTheMic: Gizelle on Mental Health

    “Maybe it’s because they don’t understand it. Maybe it’s because they don’t care.” Gizelle is a senior at Thomas Kelly High School. The issue she cares about most is mental health. #YouthTheMic is a series of portraits of young people stepping up to the mic and speaking their mind about the social issue they care about most. Our first set of portraits ...

    On March 14, 2016 | By
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    #YouthTheMic: Darryl on Equality

    “Why us is my question.” Darryl is a senior at Corliss High School.  The issue he cares about most is equality. #YouthTheMic is a series of portraits of young people stepping up to the mic and speaking their mind about the social issue they care about most. Our first set of portraits feature young people who attended the Mikva Challenge Youth Congress. ...

    On March 14, 2016 | By

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