These next few years are the most critical yet in our long race to a cure for AIDS. The LGBT community and our allies must sound the alarm again, just as we did nearly 30 years ago.
"Occupy the upper lip! Occupy the upper lip!" One day prior to the charitable 'Stache Bash 2011, those chants will be heard in the lip sweater-rich confines of Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.
What would you want Mayor Emanuel to teach? Here are some of my top-of-mind suggestions.
For the past 10 years my role, among many others, has been to educate the community about the impact of domestic violence. How hard can that be? The tragic truth is that most don't know what domestic violence is.
Because of the recession, the number of people living in poverty has never been higher. It's easy to be overwhelmed by these statistics. But today -- the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty -- gives me hope.
A group of amazing women have take on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in celebration of life and survival. I want to share with you their amazing stories.
Back-to-school chatter is already building in Chicago. However, in the discussion of education reform and politicking, one facet is missing: access.
If the economy is showing tepid signs of recovery, we're seeing no indication at the hundreds of food pantries and shelters we serve daily. Record numbers of people are still in need of emergency food assistance -- many for the first time.
Nat "King" Cole, Sam Cooke, Dorothy Donegan and Sara Vaughn: famous musicians all, and all famous alumni of what is now Wendell Phillips Academy High School. Is there a future star to add to this list?
To truly honor motherhood, we must do more than buy a box of chocolates. In that spirit I want to recognize the local leaders who aim to change policies and systems that affect mothers and their families.
Discovering good food is something everyone likes to do. Especially kids -- even picky eaters.
The creator of the infamous fake Twitter account, donated his reward to Young Chicago Authors, the subject of the powerful new documentary, Louder Than A Bomb.
The status of women's economic health around the globe is slowly improving. As a small group of people in Chicago, it might seem like there isn't much we can do to help move this global issue forward.
While Mayor-Elect Emanuel tackles the Chicago's budget deficit of more than $500 million, there is much he can do to help struggling nonprofits shore up the safety net they provide.
In a city where 45 percent of CPS students drop out, every individual decision that prevents or delays a new school from opening is an injustice.