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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, Life Cycles of Inequity

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

Watch 9-Yr-Old Asean Johnson Fire Up Protesters to Fight School Closures

Watch 9-Yr-Old Asean Johnson Fire Up Protesters to Fight School Closures

by Julianne Hing on May 21 2013, 3:31PM

Nine-year-old Asean Johnson may need to stand up on a chair to be seen above the podium from which he speaks, but he holds in him a wisdom and fire well beyond his years. Watch him address the crowds that…

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Over 100 Chicago Students Boycott Standardized Test to Protest School Closures

Over 100 Chicago Students Boycott Standardized Test to Protest School Closures

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2013, 1:18PM

Chicago students join parents, lawmakers and educators around the country fed up with punitive testing regimes.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Chicago to Close 61 Public School Facilities to Address $1 Billion Deficit

Chicago to Close 61 Public School Facilities to Address $1 Billion Deficit

by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2013, 11:11AM

Student advocates say the schools closures will disproportionately affect students of color and endanger the lives of those who may have to cross gang boundaries to attend school.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Family of Slain Woman Killed by Chicago Police Officer's Aimless Shots Wins $4.5 Million

Family of Slain Woman Killed by Chicago Police Officer’s Aimless Shots Wins $4.5 Million

by Jorge Rivas on March 15 2013, 1:31PM

On Wednesday, close to a year after her death, the Chicago City Council approved a $4.5 million settlement for Boyd’s family.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Chicago Bulls Star Derrick Rose to Pay For Funeral of Slain 6 Month Old

Chicago Bulls Star Derrick Rose to Pay For Funeral of Slain 6 Month Old

by Jamilah King on March 14 2013, 10:18AM

Jonylah Watkins was shot multiple times.

Topics: /NOW

Obama's Fatherhood Meme Ruffles Otherwise Ardent Supporters

Obama’s Fatherhood Meme Ruffles Otherwise Ardent Supporters

by Jamilah King on February 20 2013, 10:43AM

Critics are asking why the president sees family structure as the gun problem in Chicago, but not in Newton.

Topics: Chicago, Criminal Justice, Guns

'This American Life' Takes Uncanny Look Into Chicago High School

‘This American Life’ Takes Uncanny Look Into Chicago High School

by Jamilah King on February 18 2013, 2:00PM

This American Life reporters from spent months inside of one Chicago high school as the trauma of the city’s gun violence unfolded.

Topics: /NOW

Obama Pushes for Slow, Steady Progress to Combat Chicago's Gun Violence

Obama Pushes for Slow, Steady Progress to Combat Chicago’s Gun Violence

by Jamilah King on February 15 2013, 4:55PM

The president made an important stop in Chicago today.

Topics: /NOW

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