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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...

The First Presidential Debate: A View From Bronzeville

John V. Santore | Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago
John V. Santore

When asked what the community needs, Jones says, "Same thing they need nationally: jobs. Money coming into the household so they can then spend more and do more." He also thinks the country and neighborhood needs a change in attitude.

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...

PHOTO: Surveillance Image Released As Reward Up To $10,000 In Boy's Death

Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago

Police have released a surveillance image and increased the reward to $10,000 in the hopes of learning information leading to the killer of a 13-year-...

What the South Side of Chicago Could Learn From Egypt

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Anne Sobel

The South Side has so much to offer. Yet we've allowed it to fall into decay through sheer greed and ignorance.

An Olympic Guarantee You Can Count On

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

Olympics have displaced more than two million people in the last 20 years, especially minorities and the poor. With or without the Games, we're witnessing the clearing of two miles of lakefront property.

Olympics Bid Met With Suspicion In Bronzeville

Progress Illinois | Angela Caputo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ever since they got a whiff of proposed plans to turn their Chicago neighborhoods into ground zero for the 2016 Olympics, many South Side residents ha...

Bronzeville Residents Take Housing Crusade To Mayor Daley's Home

Chi-Town Daily News | Adrian G. Uribarri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 40 Bronzeville residents packed into a schoolbus last night to visit Mayor Richard M. Daley's house, demanding that city officials approve 5...

Chicago Defender Moving Back To Bronzeville

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Defender has announced it is leaving its Michigan Avenue offices, where it has been for the past three years, and returning to its South S...

Bronzeville Getting New Supermarket, Relief For 'Food Desert'

Chi-Town Daily News | LINDSEY REISER AND LEAH WESTFALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

{P]arts of the South Side, including Bronzeville, have been labeled "food deserts" because of the lack of supermarkets and other food sources. But t...

Bronzeville Residents Wary Of Olympics-Fueled Gentrification

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the city of Chicago continues its quest to land the 2016 Olympics, many who've worked hard to rejuvenate the Bronzeville community into a hub of Af...

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...