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North Lawndale residents say mortgages, loans still out of reach in some African American communities:

North Lawndale residents still struggle to get mortgages decades after redlining outlawed:

It wasn't until the 60s when Chicago's discriminatory rental practices got the attention of Dr. Martin Luther King, who once called North Lawndale on the southwest side home

From the outside it appeared that JaehshonThomas’ transfer from Aurora Christian to Young went smoothly. Turns out it wasn't quite that easy. But Thomas is firing on all cylinders now, as are the Dolphins. They dominated North Lawndale tonight.

Young leads North Lawndale 42-21 at halftime. The Phoenix are turning the ball over a ton. Sangolay Njie leads the Dolphins with 12 points and 4 rebounds.

Young beat North Lawndale 80-41. Completely dominated. Sangolay Njie scored 22 and Jaeshon Thomas added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Daequan Davis led the Phoenix with 11.

North Lawndale junior Daequan Davis' 10-year-old-sister was shot and killed Friday. Somehow he managed to lead his team to a win against Orr. “His sister was just murdered in a carjacking, and he comes back and plays like this,” -- coach Carlos Toliver.

“His sister was just murdered in a carjacking, and he comes back and plays like this,” North Lawndale coach Carlos Toliver said. “I take my hat off to that kid.”

An Orr High School basketball player was kicked and beaten by at least a dozen people as he left a West Side gym following a game with North Lawndale College Prep on Wednesday night, according to Chicago police.

North Lawndale senior Daequan Davis' 10-year-old-sister was shot and killed Friday. Somehow he is holding it together enough to star in a basketball game. After the game an Orr player was attacked outside the school.


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Student Alex King of North Lawndale College Prep High School in Chicago on combating gun violence: "Without the proper grassroots resources, this issue of violence will not be solved… We will not stop until we are properly resourced in our communities." #MarchForOurLives 

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. went to North Lawndale to learn more about READI Chicago, which is supported by the & the #ChicagoSportsAlliancer  innovative response to gun violence. This is .

Here's the full statement from the IHSA on tonight's North Lawndale'>Farragut-North Lawndale brawl. Neither team advances in the state playoffs, which means DePaul Prep is going to the Class 3A semifinals.

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There were two things you could count on at a North Lawndale game: Lewis Thorpe would greet you with a smile and a hug, and he’d be the best dressed man in the gym. Thorpe died last night. He was a tremendously kind man, a pillar on the West Side.

"No kids are inherently bad, but we are seen as such while we’re held down by a cruel system." Alex King, a senior at North Lawndale College Prep in Chicago, explains why “hardening” schools isn’t the answer to gun violence.

More images of young walkout participants in Chicago. These youth marched in the city's North Lawndale neighborhood. (Images: ) #NationalSchoolWalkout 

Terrible news. Former North Lawndale star Jonathan Mills has been shot and killed. North Lawndale coach Lewis Thorpe is at the scene now.