Billionaire Ken Griffin is Illinois’s biggest political benefactor. But what are his donations doing to democracy?
Author Archives: Curtis Black
Is Lori Lightfoot really the progressive candidate?
Does the reform candidate stand a chance in post-Rahm Chicago?
Conference Calls: housing projects are neighborhoods too
The theory behind current plans for redeveloping the Cabrini-Green area has its roots in the Chicago school of sociology of the 1920s. Adolph Reed Jr. of the University of Illinois at Chicago and DePaul’s Larry Bennett think that’s bad sociology–based on faulty assumptions that blame poverty on poor people’s behavior. Led by Robert E. Park […]
Local Heroes: Oliver Law, a black who fought the fascists
Last week’s reenactment of Kristallnacht, the vandalizing of synagogues and Jewish businesses on the 49th anniversary of the riots that commenced Hitler’s all-out assault on the Jews, was a chilling reminder that the legacy of fascism persists. It’s worth noting that Chicago has other, perhaps less horrifying reminders of that legacy. Across Lake Shore Drive […]