Posts by Tiffany Walden

January 8, 2019

‘Surviving R. Kelly’ | Where does Chicago go from here?

What will it take for society to believe Black girls and women?

January 4, 2019

Perspective | Surviving R. Kelly made me reflect on society’s quickness to dismiss Black girls as “fast”

Teaching Black girls to protect our bodies from men like R. Kelly and his entourage of enablers is a survival skill; one passed down since slavery.

December 11, 2018

Editor’s Note: Without unity, Black Chicago could lose the 2019 mayoral election

Why didn’t our Black leaders have a plan in place for the 2019 Chicago elections?

November 13, 2018

Michelle Obama writes an uplifting letter to her native South Side in the Chicago Defender

On Tuesday, Michelle Obama wrote a touching open letter to her native South Side in the Chicago Defender, the historic Black newspaper founded in the early 1900s by Robert S. Abbott.

November 7, 2018

South Side voters stand in line for hours after polling station ran out of ballots on Tuesday

“By 7PM, I didn’t care who was on the ballot anymore. I just wanted to go home.”

October 7, 2018

“We’re seeing a revolution”: young organizers see the Van Dyke murder conviction as Chicago’s new beginning

For many, Oct. 5, 2018 marked a new beginning for Chicago, a city long defined by segregation and police brutality.

September 5, 2018

Out West: A Mississippi Story

In part two of our multimedia series, Out West, journalist Tiffany Walden uses her quest to find her grandmother’s Mississippi roots to connect the dots between Chicago’s West Side and the South.

July 23, 2018

A glimpse into Ms. Lauryn Hill and Black expression at Pitchfork Music Festival 2018

The Ms. Lauryn Hill that showed up Sunday night seemed at war with her own perfectionism.

July 16, 2018

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?”

May 25, 2018

Boss Things

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