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May 17, 2019

Local businesses cash in on Black Chicago festivals but won’t back them

When The Silver Room’s Eric Williams asks local businesses for donations and support for the Silver Room Block Party, the answer usually is “No.”

April 3, 2019

Lori Lightfoot elected Chicago’s first Black female and openly gay mayor

Say hello to Chicago's new mayor: former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot.

March 15, 2019

What you need to know to vote in the Chicago runoff election

For the first time ever, a Black woman is going to be the mayor of Chicago.

February 25, 2019

Fact Check: the Chicago Crusader’s questionable endorsement of Bill Daley

It’s one thing for the Chicago Crusader to endorse Bill Daley for mayor, but it’s another thing to sugar coat the family’s destructive and racist legacy.

February 20, 2019

RECAP: 20th Ward candidates make their case for the people’s vote at forum

For many Black folks living in the South Side’s 20th Ward, the jury still is out on which candidate is most deserving of the ward’s aldermanic seat.

February 19, 2019

Before The Polls: Meet Chicago’s Black mayoral candidates

In our profile series, Before the Polls, we sat down with each Black mayoral candidate to see if they have what it takes to build an equitable Chicago

February 16, 2019

‘Purchased Lives’ exhibit about the domestic slave trade visits the Illinois Holocaust Museum

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 illustrates the pain and injustice of the American domestic slave trade.

January 28, 2019

Chicago: Here’s the deal with early voting for the municipal election

Here is a list of important dates and polling places to vote in the upcoming Chicago election.

January 8, 2019

Cook County State’s Attorney: If you have info on R. Kelly, please come forward

“We need actual witnesses and victims to have the courage to tell their stories," State's Attorney Kim Foxx said Tuesday.

December 30, 2018

The Forecast: El Hitta

Chicago's rising rap star El Hitta invites The TRiiBE's Rome J to the studio to chop it up. We also talk about rappers Calboy and Polo G.