OPINION | I stand with Jay-Z, Colin Kaepernick and the Chicago Bears

OPINION | I stand with Jay-Z, Colin Kaepernick and the Chicago Bears

Chicago mild-sauce connoisseur Larry Legend says you can watch the hometown team while standing with Jay-Z and Colin Kaepernick.
South Side creator Diallo Riddle talks about the style of authenticity his new comedy brings to Chicago

South Side creator Diallo Riddle talks about the style of authenticity his new comedy brings to Chicago

"We went out of our way to cast Chicago people, put them in front of the camera, because that’s just another way we felt we were making the show really authentic."
Choreographer Rennie Harris explores the link between house and gospel in new MCA production

Choreographer Rennie Harris explores the link between house and gospel in new MCA production

“Movement is how we worship life. It always has been and always will be.”
Thurman Barker, Ben LaMar Gay capture two generations of Black Chicago in new MCA show

Thurman Barker, Ben LaMar Gay capture two generations of Black Chicago in new MCA show

Two Chicago-born composers, percussionist Thurman Barker and cornetist Ben LaMar Gay, are paying homage to local music and dance traditions in their new shows, South Side Suite and Hecky Naw! Angles!.

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Another Life

by Morgan Elise Johnson

a docu-poetry series about Chicago Black millennials seeking healing after losing a loved-one to gun violence

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The Works

Literature and Art crafted by and for Black Chicago

You Had Me At Black: Chicago

You Had Me At Black: Chicago

You Had Me At Black podcast recently launched its 5th season with stories from two Black Chicagoans - Meechie and Kwynn.
Undocumented Lesbian

Undocumented Lesbian

In this work of creative nonfiction, South side native Sydni Chiles writes about the difficulties of having her identity pigeonholed by societal definitions, and the beauty of finally breaking away from those definitions.
Windy

Windy

In “Windy,” a spoken word piece by Kwyn Riley, we hear her unconditional love for Chicago despite the pain it’s caused her and many others.
A Letter to Mama from the Ivory Tower

A Letter to Mama from the Ivory Tower

For Mother's Day, Northwestern University master's student Aireale Joi Rodgers pens a vulnerable letter to her mother.

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