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August 23, 2019

The Block Beat: Behind the Scenes with Katie Got Bandz

The Queen of Drill tells the story of her iconic pistol-toting meme, born out of Shady’s 2011 music video, “Go In.”

August 12, 2019

Land Bank is giving away a free Washington Heights home rehabbed by HGTV’s Downing Brothers

And all you’ve got to do is register online for your chance to become the lucky owner of this giveaway home.

August 9, 2019

Word on the street: Is there a Love Jones sequel in the works?

Chicago-bred actor Larenz Tate hopped on Instagram yesterday to see if the world is ready for a Love Jones sequel.

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.