One of Chicago’s best-kept secrets takes center stage in Chuck Coppola and Harvey Moshman’s documentary. The year is 1915, and thousands of Western Electric factory workers, most of whom are eastern-European immigrants, board the SS Eastland on the Chicago River to sail to neighboring Michigan City, Indiana, for a rare vacation day with their families. Unfortunately no… Read More Film Review | Eastland: Chicago’s Deadliest Day
AWAY’s Here Magazine It’s early on a Saturday morning and writer, poet, and singer Jamila Woods is walking swiftly to the entrance of the Young Chicago Authors (YCA) building. Dressed comfy-cozy in a large jean jacket, Woods unlocks the doors with her AirPods still in her ears. Aside from a few joggers and cyclers, the block is nearly as… Read More Returning to Chicago with Singer Jamila Woods
Studies show moms with doulas have far better health outcomes than those without doulas—but only three states allow Medicaid (which pays for nearly half of all U.S. births) to cover doula care: Minnesota, Oregon and New Jersey. Illinois just missed its chance to become the fourth. Read the full story here.
Janaya speaks with Out the Loop Radio host Mike Stephen about her reporting in “Some Black Millennials Refuse to be Forced out of Chicago, Others Have No Choice” for The Triibe. Listen to the clip here, beginning at 9:10.
Janaya speaks with WBEZ’s Marley Arechiga about The Cord, a free text service by City Bureau reporting fellows for women looking for resources on pregnancy and motherhood. Listen to the clip here.
Janaya speaks on the Perri Small show about her reporting in “Some Black Millennials Refuse to be Forced out of Chicago, Others Have No Choice” for The Triibe.
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