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

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.
What has Chicago’s Black Caucus done for us lately?

What has Chicago’s Black Caucus done for us lately?

Most of the Black Caucus is running for re-election on Feb. 26. Let's take a look at what they've done for Black Chicago lately.
OPINION | How splitting the Black Chicago vote has stripped us of political power for 30 years

OPINION | How splitting the Black Chicago vote has stripped us of political power for 30 years

A white split is what put Harold Washington in the mayor’s seat in 1983. After his death, the Black split was going to put - and keep - a white man in the mayor’s office.
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'Purchased Lives' exhibit about the domestic slave trade visits the Illinois Holocaust Museum

‘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.

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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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