‘MOMMA’s Act’ to lower U.S. maternal deaths

This spring Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Senator Dick Durbin are proposing the “Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness” (MOMMA’s) Act in the House and Senate, respectively, with the goal of improving maternal and postpartum care across the nation, and especially to address the persistent gap between Black and white mothers. Read the full… Read More ‘MOMMA’s Act’ to lower U.S. maternal deaths

Some Black millennials refuse to be forced out of Chicago, others have no choice

  Dominique James, 23, posing in her Hyde Park neighborhood | Photos by Qurissy Lopez (The TRiiBE) Black folks being forced around and out of Chicago ain’t nothing new. In the late 1950s, the University of Chicago displaced low-income Black residents as it expanded its campus area. Today, neighboring Jackson Park, Woodlawn and Englewood share the same… Read More Some Black millennials refuse to be forced out of Chicago, others have no choice

South Side Elections: 21st Ward

Incumbent Alderman Howard Brookins, Jr., who has served four terms since ousting Daley-appointed Leonard DeVille in a contentious runoff in 2003, is running for re-election against retired city zoning inspector Marvin McNeil, insurance broker Joseph Ziegler, Jr., and city Department of Public Health administrative assistant Patricia A. Foster. Read the full post in South Side Weekly.