Out West: A Policed & Devastated People

Out West: A Policed & Devastated People

“King died. The Panther leader died. Then businesses just start leaving, but you can’t leave. You don’t have the money to go anyplace else. Now you’ve got a depressed set of people.”
Pitchfork Musical Festival 2018: The Run Down

Pitchfork Musical Festival 2018: The Run Down

Here is our guide to the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival.
For marchers, the fatal police shooting of Harith Augustus is another example of disregard for Black life

For marchers, the fatal police shooting of Harith Augustus is another example of disregard for Black life

“I feel like if I ever get beat up and stuff by the police, who’s gonna be there for me?”
The Chosen Few DJs brought Wakanda to this year’s house picnic and festival

The Chosen Few DJs brought Wakanda to this year’s house picnic and festival

This year’s Chosen Few DJs Picnic & Festival is proof that the possibilities for Black greatness are endless when given the space to thrive

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Boss Things

Boss Things

The Lake is where the Black kings and queens from all sides of Chicago come to play.

The Works

Literature and Art crafted by and for Black Chicago

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.
A Ghazal for Hadiya

A Ghazal for Hadiya

"A Ghazal for Hadiya" is a poem honoring the memory of Chicago youth lost to gun violence. It was written and submitted by Erikson Institute professor Samina Hadi-Tabassum.

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