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Israel Aladesuru performed a spoken-word poem on being a black male in America at Stone Academy in Chicago Thursday, April 12. He took part in Highland Park native Jeanne Warsaw's MeMA Music Program. Xavier Ward/22nd Century Media
Xavier Ward, Editor
4:42 pm CDT April 16, 2018

Israel Aladesuru was only 1 year old when he immigrated to the United States in 2005. 

While many immigrants come to the U.S. seeking a better life for themselves and their families, the reality can be starkly different.