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Evan F. Moore
Evan F. Moore is a Chicago-based freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the Daily Herald, Southtown Star, ChicagoSide,Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Red Eye,Gapers Block,Extra Bilingual Newspaper, Chicago Crusader,Chicago Now, Time Out Chicago, and Community Media Workshop’s We Are Not Alone/No Estamos Solos project on youth violence. Follow him on Twitter @evanFmoore.

Entries by Evan F. Moore

Cause Shaming Runs Rampant on Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Between the Ice Bucket Challenge, the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and the continuing problems in the Gaza Strip, along with the amount of violence in Chicago, another trend I've noticed has taken social media by storm.

Cause shaming.

What is with the cause/charity shaming people have been involved with?

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My Big Moment in Journalism

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 7:42 PM

Most journalists are aware that they won't have a story to fall onto their laps like Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward did.

However, the little victories count.

In the African-American community, we tend to blame media images for how we are perceived.

Malcolm X once said,...

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The National Guard, Mayor Rahm and the Ivy at Wrigley Field

(2) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 5:19 PM

You might have heard about the weekend we just had here in Chicago.

Depends on where you get your news from, the amount of people injured in last weekend's shooting spree ranges between 50 and 80. When this happens, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department will...

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Return of the King: The Case For and Against LeBron's Return to Cleveland

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 4:24 PM

Before "The Decision," my perception of Cleveland sports was a positive one.

The Cleveland fans appeared to be loyal despite the fact that many of their sports teams have let them down at one time or another.

After the way they've acted in recent years, LeBron James might...

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The Day I Saved My Father's Life

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 4:58 PM

Every man who grew up in a home with a father has that moment when they realizes that their father wasn't trying to ruin his life; he was trying to help prepare him for the world.

As Father's day approaches, I think about the lessons I learned from my father...

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Catch Me If You Can: An Inside Look at Deception

(2) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 9:30 AM

BLOGGER'S NOTE: In the interest of full disclosure, the blogger is indeed a member of two fraternal organizations.

People lie.

Often, they lie about who they are for no good reason.

These people lie about being police officers, firefighters and military along with fraternities, sororities...

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Propaganda and Sports in America

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 2:32 PM

College athletics has a humble beginning.

Yale University fielded the first college sports team when they formed a boat club in 1843. A year later, Harvard University formed their own boat club.

The Ivy League schools eventually competed against each other.

Since then, the landscape...

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What a Man Remembers

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 11:30 AM

"Baby, I have a problem with God," my wife told me when one of her friends recently announced that she was expecting a child. I told her, "Yes, I know what you mean."

Pregnancy is a polarizing topic in my estimation. I say that because I'm one of the folks...

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Disaster Capitalism Takes On Chicago

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 5:58 PM

Whether it is union organizing, the mafia, gang violence, riots, police brutality or race relations, Chicago has a long history when it comes to violent behavior.

Despite what most media outlets worldwide have been saying, violence in the Windy City isn't exactly breaking news.

Over the Easter holiday...

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Inner City Blues: Chicago Style

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 2:02 PM


No matter where you go, someone has an opinion on the senseless violence that has plagued our city.

"Anytime you can come to a city and see a gangster's old haunts," Anton Seals Jr. says about the history of Chicago violence....

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Chief Keef Hits the North Shore: Two Chicago Perspectives

(8) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 2:43 PM

South Side POV (Evan F. Moore):

You can take someone out of the hood but you can't take the hood out of them. Or so I've been told.

Last year, Englewood's very own, Interscope Records recording artist Chief Keef, moved to the north suburban enclave of Northfield.

Apparently, he's...

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