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The Art of Revitalization

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Linda Novick O'Keefe

The power of art can lift people up, bring them together, teach them their own value, and revive an entire community.

A Century of Progress

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 06.06.2015 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.

Distinctive Bronzeville Building Once Facing Demolition Has Big Plans

Posted 12.18.2013 | Chicago

Though the century-plus Forum in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood has sat practically vacant for decades it appears to be on the verge of a reincarn...

Bronzeville Neighborhood Nabs A Big Shoutout

Posted 09.24.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago neighborhood once dubbed the "Black Metropolis" has earned the distinction of being named among This Old House magazine's best neighborhoo...

Queer Bronzeville, 1920: African American LGBTs On Chicago's South Side

Posted 03.03.2012 | Chicago

Story by Tristan Cabello, courtesy the Windy City Times: In the early 1920s, African American LGBTs were integrated to Bronzeville's mainstream cul...

Bronzeville Pushes City On Affordable Housing

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Residents in one Chicago neighborhood are trying to force the city's hand in providing affordable housing. And they've got their plan on the ballot ne...

Bronzeville Votes For Middle Class Housing

Chi-Town Daily News | Megan Cottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voters in Bronzeville overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that would set aside a portion of vacant lots in the community for middle-income housin...