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An interview with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who discusses his Chicago origin story and more.
A report by the mayor’s public health department offers 200 “actionable strategies” to diminish health inequities. Reducing segregation isn’t one of them.
For his new book The People’s Place, the former Sun-Times staffer and Reader contributor combined soul food and civil rights.
Former Catholic priest Richard Morrisroe reflects on his friend and fellow civil rights activist Jonathan Daniels who was gunned down by a segregationist in Alabama 50 years ago.
All Chicago Public Libraries will be closed January 19; is that a good way to honor Martin Luther King?
A roundup of new and notable movies playing in Chicago from 1/9-1/15/15
Apparently the city thinks North Lawndale is OK for an illegal garbage dump, but not a presidential library.
Between his years in a little village in Mexico and Little Village in Chicago, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia learned a lot about race and ethnicity in Pilsen.
Chris Rock’s Top Five ponders love, race, sex, and celebrity.
King: A Filmed Record screens Sunday at Black Cinema House and the following Thursday at Block Cinema
The president’s speech was rich in platitudes, but at least many were aimed in one direction.
Traumatic losses are almost commonplace for some kids in Chicago
Born in Silver Creek, Mississippi, Thomas Armstrong was 14 in 1955—the same year another African-American 14-year-old, Emmett Till, was kidnapped, tortured, and killed in Mississippi for whistling at a white woman. Three years later, as a student at Tougaloo College, Armstrong got involved in civil rights work. He organized black Mississippians to register to vote, […]
Spike Lee ripped the cover off urban America for my 13-year-old self with his 1989 tour de force. He speaks and signs copies of his photo memoir “Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing” 12/24 at Barbara’s Bookstore at Maxwell Street, er, University Village.