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Joseph Erbentraut

For Crime-Weary Neighborhood, Yoga Classes Are About So Much More Than Yoga

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.22.2014 | Black Voices

Though Tameka Lawson has been practicing yoga for only a bit over a year, the art form has already made a big impression on her life and on the Chicag...

Joseph Erbentraut

Don't Believe Everything You've Heard About Chicago's Most 'Dangerous' Neighborhood

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.23.2014 | Black Voices

Odds are, if you've heard a story about the South Side Chicago neighborhood of Englewood in the news recently, it had something to do with crime or po...

The Power of Spoken Word Poetry

Dave Stieber | Posted 04.14.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

For the many of us fortunate enough to already know about Louder Than A Bomb or more commonly LTAB, we know that it is one of the best things that Chicago has going for it.

'Englewood! Those Kids Are Animals'

Dave Stieber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

These kids, my kids that are labeled as thugs, gang bangers, and criminals have made the toughest point in my life easier.

Do Chicago Leaders Have the Will to Take Its Neighborhoods Back?

Tina Issa | Posted 11.30.2013 | Chicago
Tina Issa

Leadership -- starting at the level of mayor, but involving all in our city government -- needs to take charge, develop a plan, and take our neighborhoods back. It is about time.

The Night That We Were Shocked... That We Were Shocked by CPS

Dave Stieber | Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Our skin has become thicker. From Chicago. Thicker from the winters. Thicker from the corruption The lies and double speak. From sacrifices demanded by our city.

Joseph Erbentraut

Kickstarting A Community Cafe In Englewood

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago

It wasn't long after Lauren Duffy first arrived in Englewood in 2008 that the South Side Chicago community began to feel like home. After spending ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Can They Kick It? Filmmaker Documents Chicago's South Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago filmmaker Cyrus Dowlatshahi appears to approach his craft a bit differently than most, at least based on the footage he has released thus far ...

Can A Film Festival Help Transform Englewood?

AP | By SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Striding quickly through the streets he learned as a boy, Mark Harris handed out fliers hoping to entice people to spend a weekend in Chica...

Anti-Abortion Billboards Demonstrate Ignorance of problems facing Black community

Christine Bork | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

These billboards recklessly imply that women of color are simple, one-dimensional, misguided and incapable of intelligent choices related to their own bodies, families and communities.

Pilsen And Englewood Plan New Low-Income Housing

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

Developers are poised to replace two vacant lots with much-needed housing in Englewood and Pilsen, neighborhoods that have a scarcity of dwellings, re...