Virgil Abloh’s new MCA exhibit highlights the tension between capitalism and Black art

Virgil Abloh’s new MCA exhibit highlights the tension between capitalism and Black art

In Virgil Abloh's new exhibit, there appears to be a hint of struggle in Abloh’s desire to critique fashion and consumer culture while actively participating in those industries himself.
Black Queers discuss the lack of diversity in Boystown

Black Queers discuss the lack of diversity in Boystown

Black LGBTQ millennials discuss the lack of diversity in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood and ways to improve the scene.
Jon Burge torture survivors honored in design for future public memorial

Jon Burge torture survivors honored in design for future public memorial

After a decades-long fight for justice, plans for a public memorial honoring the Jon Burge torture survivors move forward with new design.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot talks a good game at Monday's historic inauguration

Mayor Lori Lightfoot talks a good game at Monday’s historic inauguration

Many people see Mayor Lori Lightfoot's term as a new era for Black Chicago, but she has a lot to prove.

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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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