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How Not to Help Poor, Black Children

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 03.22.2017 | Education
Marilyn Rhames

Four years ago, I traveled to Cameroon on an educational mission trip. I packed as light as I could to carry as many school supplies and books as poss...

Mayor Emanuel's Love for JRW's Team, Not Neighborhoods

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 10.27.2014 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

During their run, commentators across the country noted that the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, which is composed entirely of African-American players, hails from the city's South and Southwest Sides. Many of these neighborhoods have not received the same love from Emanuel that he has heaped on the young players.

My South Side

Terrence Chappell | Posted 05.19.2013 | Black Voices
Terrence Chappell

I don't live life by statistics, nor do I navigate through life over selling my identity as some brand. However, my identity as a black man from the South Side of Chicago is a part of who I am.

Ice Cream Trucks Banned In City Ward

Chicago Reader | Mike Sula | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Well, thanks to Alderman Killjoy, the kiddies of Ashburn, Auburn-Gresham, and Chicago Lawn will just have to hoof it into Englewood or suburban Burban...

The Hidden Treasure of Organic Food ... For Some of Us

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

Grocery stores are pretty sparse in Auburn Gresham, where I live, and many other predominantly black communities on Chicago's South Side.