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October 16, 2019

The CPS strike is happening, and teachers say the issue is deeper than pay and benefits

For many CPS employees, the goal of the strike is to force the city’s hand to create a more impactful and safer learning environment for CPS students. With teachers and staffers being stretched thin, it’s challenging to give each student the attention they need to succeed.

October 3, 2019

John Walt’s dream of community-building lives on through DinnerWithJohn fundraiser and John Walt Day

“I have to be his voice. That’s the only thing I can say about that. He’s no longer here to speak. He’s no longer here to do the things that he loved to do,” Nachelle Pugh says about her late son, Pivot Gang rapper John Walt.

April 15, 2019

Ebertfest 2019 Recap | ‘Cane River’ is the story of Black love and the deep roots of colorism

Entangled with recurring themes of love, rebellion, classism and colorism, Cane River is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet.

April 11, 2019

Aretha Franklin takes us to church in ‘Amazing Grace’ doc

On Wednesday, the long-awaited Amazing Grace documentary kicked off the 21st annual Ebertfest at the Virginia Theater in Urbana, IL.