The push for more equitable, culturally appropriate, and accessible options for childbirth
‘If they cannot hear you when you whisper, watch when you say a cuss word’
Black and trans activists build networks of support and mutual aid at Brave Space Alliance.
They thought he was an ‘agitator’
Franklin A. Denison was no rabble-rouser, but the Bureau of Investigation said he sparked the 1919 race riot.
The most colorful parties in the city are Noire
Nick Alder and Rae Chardonnay Taylor of Party Noire get to fun by going through respect, safety, community, and empowerment.
The world catches up to iconoclastic composer Julius Eastman
Iconoclastic composer Julius Eastman died homeless almost three decades ago, and his work was nearly lost. But classical music finally has room for a queer black voice in the minimalist pantheon.
Triassic Parq: The Musical, A Fool’s Journey, and five more new stage shows to see (or avoid)
A remounted spoof with singing dinosaurs and a Misfit Circus cabaret are among this week’s best bets.
In the wake of the Facebook Live attack, we need to talk about black anger
Condemn the attack, but also understand the roots of black anger and violence done in Trump’s name.
By helping young black fathers, Sheldon Smith has become a ‘hero’
The founder of the Bronzeville-based Dovetail Project is honored by CNN Heroes.
Moonlight urges the need for deep self-reflection
The Golden Globe-nominated film poses a simple but profound question.
We don’t need ‘unity’ after Trump’s election. We need resistance.
No group voted ‘never Trump’ as strong as black women
Although black women were Hillary Clinton’s strongest block of support, in Chicago they expressed mixed feelings at the polls.
Political parties need to get with the country’s changing demographics—or get left behind
The real takeaway from the 2016 presidential campaign
How not to be an offensive jerk this Halloween
Don’t even think about going as a “bad hombre.”
Activists won’t let Chicago forget that black trans lives matter
A community in pain rallies for TT Saffore, a black trans woman killed in Chicago last month.