When Racetraitor formed in Chicago in the mid-90s, their uncompromisingly antiracist politics weren’t always warmly received in the hardcore scene, but after their breakup in 1999 their influence continued to spread (especially once drummer Andy Hurley joined occasional Racetraitor bassist Pete Wentz in Fall Out Boy in 2003). More than a decade later, the burgeoning […]
Making All Black Lives Matter: Barbara Ransby talks politics and protesting in 2018
At a book talk Tuesday at the SEIU Healthcare headquarters in Pilsen, Barbara Ransby discussed her book Making All Black Lives Matter.
South-side poet Kwynology wants you to fall back in love with Chicago at her open mike
In the Yard will let south- and west-siders share their work in their own community.
Dael Orlandersmith channels the voices of Ferguson in Until the Flood
Derived from dozens of interviews, a series of eight monologues shows a wide range of perspectives.
Illinois Democrats spend more than $3 million on new anti-Rauner ads, and other Chicago news
Also, the Chicago Park District shuts down 445 outdoor drinking fountains with high lead levels.
Rauner was right to reject calls for the National Guard in Chicago
Calling the guard into black and brown neighborhoods would only escalate tensions between the community and the police.
How protests in Ferguson inspired the occupation of ‘Freedom Square’
Before Chicago activists set up camp at Homan Square, Ferguson activists camped across from police headquarters for 47 straight days.
What does it mean to be a white ally?
White Chicagoans grapple with their place in the movement for black lives.
One activist arrested Wednesday during police divestment protest and party
The action honored victims of recent police-involved deaths and opposed the proposed “Blue Lives Matter” ordinance.
Mayor Rahm searches for his inner Al Sharpton
Not long after handing over up to $17 million in school funds to a bunch of bankers, Mayor Rahm throws a bone to Chicago’s lowest-paid workers—just in time for February’s election.
It’s easy to celebrate protests on foreign soil
On splattering the yolk of tyranny
How does Ferguson figure in the classroom?
The educational initiative Facing History explains its approach to Ferguson as a teaching moment
Sheriff Dart comes to the Hideout on Tuesday!
Sheriff Tom Dart will be talking with Ben, Mick, and Sun Times reporter Rummana Hussain about all matters of crime and punishment—guns and mental health included—this Tuesday at the Hideout.
John Kass calls out Ferguson hysterics
The Trib columnist praises truth seekers such as himself.
Local rapper Tink releases Ferguson protest song ‘Tell the Children,’ produced by Timbaland
Tink’s new single, produced by Timbaland, rallies against racial profiling and police brutality.