Go Your Own Way

Go Your Own Way
By:  Angelica Garcia A big problem in our community is that everyone wants to fit in and follow the crowd, even if that means doing things that are not positive. For some reason, we have teens, and even some adults,…

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Marcus

Marcus
I am not a gangbanger. I am not a person who has been to jail. I am educated. I am a football player. #WeAreTilden #SeeBeyondSkin

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Jezikiah

Jezikiah
I am not a criminal. I am not uneducated. I am an educated African American. I am melodically articulate. #WeAreTilden #SeeBeyondSkin

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Marsalis

Marsalis
I am not a gangbanger. I am not violent. I have a 4.0 GPA. I'm No. 1 in my class. #WeAreTilden #SeeBeyondSkin

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Crystal

Crystal
I am not ghetto. I am not a gangbanger. I am a future lawyer and top freshman. #SeeBeyondSkin #WeAreTilden

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Friends Are Important To Have

Friends Are Important To Have
By Kenya Torin Rush once said, “Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by you even when hundreds are against you." A friend to me is someone you can…

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Remembering Endia On A Warm Summer Night

Remembering Endia On A Warm Summer Night
Rasheed spent most of his summer in Kansas City. After returning to Chicago, he attended a FeFe at 52nd and Lowe for his friend Endia Martin, who was shot to death in April. Here's the video Rasheed made about that…

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Looking Back

Looking Back
By Jabarria Well, to being honest with you, I felt like my summer started off bad because of my friend Endia’s death. It was devastating. I miss my friend every day. I never thought that someone I saw and talked…

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A Good And Bad Summer

A Good And Bad Summer
By Bryan My summer was OK but bad at the same time. What I mean by that is that I had both good and the bad times over the summer. The good times were when I knew I was making…

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One Of The Best Summers Ever

One Of The Best Summers Ever
(By Krista Wortendyke) By Larry At the beginning of the summer I did not really do anything but sleep a lot, go outside and chill. Then one day, Ms. Holmes, my English teacher, called me and asked if I would…

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