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High Hopes for Chicago's First Openly Gay Latino Alderman

High Hopes for Chicago’s First Openly Gay Latino Alderman

by Jamilah King on February 25 2015, 1:30PM

Carlos Ramriez-Rosa says he’s out to create real change.

Topics: /NOW

Chicago 'Black Sites' Expose More on How the City Tortures Its Residents

Chicago ‘Black Sites’ Expose More on How the City Tortures Its Residents

by Jamilah King on February 25 2015, 12:17PM

Another bombshell revelation about the city’s treatment of poor African-Americans and Latinos.

Topics: /NOW

The Long Reach of Police Torture: From Chicago to Guantánamo

The Long Reach of Police Torture: From Chicago to Guantánamo

by Carla Murphy on February 19 2015, 1:32PM

One detective’s extensive torture beat

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Did Racism Strip Jackie Robinson West of Its Little League Title? Play

Did Racism Strip Jackie Robinson West of Its Little League Title?

by Jamilah King on February 16 2015, 11:50AM

That’s what supporters are saying as they fight to clear the team’s name.

Topics: Culture

South Side Residents Open Chicago's 'Dream Cafe' on MLK Day Play

South Side Residents Open Chicago’s ‘Dream Cafe’ on MLK Day

by Jamilah King on January 20 2015, 11:30AM

It’s the neighborhood’s first farm-to-table cafe.

Topics: Culture

Chicago Approves New Minimum Wage: $13-an-Hour

Chicago Approves New Minimum Wage: $13-an-Hour

by Carla Murphy on December 3 2014, 10:43AM

Business owners are mobilizing nationally to counter the growing movement.

Topics: Labor, /NOW

Karen Lewis Pulls Out of Chicago Mayoral Race

Karen Lewis Pulls Out of Chicago Mayoral Race

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2014, 12:55PM

The teachers union leader will step aside while she fights serious illness.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Schools & Youth

Free After 3 Years: Chicago's Jon Burge Who Tortured 100 Black Men

Free After 3 Years: Chicago’s Jon Burge Who Tortured 100 Black Men

by Carla Murphy on October 2 2014, 12:58PM

Burge, 66, will be released to a halfway house in Tampa, Florida.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Dispatch From Chicago: War Abroad Touches Palestinian-American Youth

Dispatch From Chicago: War Abroad Touches Palestinian-American Youth

by Julianne Hing on August 14 2014, 7:00AM

What does it mean to be young and Palestinian and American in this moment in history?

Topics: Dispatches, Schools & Youth

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

by Carla Murphy on August 4 2014, 7:00AM

Young, black men in Chicago are far more likely to be touched by violent crime than any other group. But they’re not innocent enough to get the help they need to recover.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health

The Heartbreaking Story of Josh Marks, Chicago's MasterChef

The Heartbreaking Story of Josh Marks, Chicago’s MasterChef

by Jamilah King on June 25 2014, 12:20PM

The reality TV star’s demise shows the barriers that black Americans face when trying to seek help for mental illnesses.

Topics: Culture

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

by Julianne Hing on May 27 2014, 7:20AM

Mass school closures in Chicago, Newark and New Orleans create inequity, civil rights groups argue.

Topics: Schools & Youth

A Desegregation Order's End Brings Shifts to Top Chicago Public Schools

A Desegregation Order’s End Brings Shifts to Top Chicago Public Schools

by Julianne Hing on April 28 2014, 4:46PM

Namely, more white students at top public high schools.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Kanye West, Common Team Up With Chicago Urban League to Create Youth Jobs

Kanye West, Common Team Up With Chicago Urban League to Create Youth Jobs

by Jamilah King on April 17 2014, 10:02AM

It’s an initiative that they say will create 20,000 jobs for young people in the city.

Topics: Culture

Gun Violence Spikes in Chicago, Again

Gun Violence Spikes in Chicago, Again

by Carla Murphy on April 15 2014, 12:05PM

What’s to be done about it?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Watch Chicago Students Dance to Pharrell's 'Happy'

Watch Chicago Students Dance to Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

by Jamilah King on March 20 2014, 1:38PM

This will definitely put you in a good mood.

Topics: Culture

Activists Say No to Another 'School Desert' in Chicago

Activists Say No to Another ‘School Desert’ in Chicago

by Julianne Hing on December 4 2013, 7:00AM

A new coalition wants to hold on to one last neighborhood high school in Chicago’s historically black Bronzeville neighborhood.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The Chicago Reader Has a Comic on How to Survive a Shooting

The Chicago Reader Has a Comic on How to Survive a Shooting

by Jamilah King on November 22 2013, 1:36PM

Darryl Holliday and E.N. Rodriguez teamed up to produce a comic for the Chicago Reader that traces the real-life ordeal of Nortasha Stingley, who’ 19-year-old daughter Marissa was shot and killed earlier this year.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Immigrant Window Washer Documentary Shortlisted for an Academy Award

Immigrant Window Washer Documentary Shortlisted for an Academy Award

by Von Diaz on September 13 2013, 11:00AM

Paraíso highlights Mexican immigrants who risk their lives as Chicago window washers.

Topics: /NOW

A Look at Black Chicago in the 1970's

A Look at Black Chicago in the 1970’s

by Jamilah King on July 29 2013, 10:26AM

The Atlantic’s In Focus blog is doing a great photo series on America in the early 1970’s. Last week they took a look at documentary photographer John H. White, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism in…

Topics: /NOW

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