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
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.
Joseph Ziegler lives and owns an insurance business in the same neighborhood he grew up in, in the 21st Ward. The ward, which includes parts of Auburn Gresham, Brainerd, and Washington Heights, has been run by Alderman Howard Brookins Jr. since 2004. Ziegler once worked with the alderman but parted ways with him years ago.… Read More Meet the Challengers: Joseph Ziegler Jr.
Loose squares, loose squares!” rang through the aisle. “Boy, if you don’t bring yourself back over here,” said a middle-aged woman with long twists flowing from her roots. The wide-eyed little boy tried to run farther down the el car when a teenager in a puffy jacket slightly stuck his Js out in front of… Read More Chicago Reader: Red Ahead
Mobile applications have provided space for young people to build new relationships and express themselves, through a variety of social media platforms, apps, and digital content platforms. However, applications can play even larger roles in young people’s lives, by giving them the ability to have more control of their health. Applications have proved useful in… Read More 7 Health Apps To Keep Youth Healthy in 2019
For the New York Times Journalism Institute. In the summer of 1996, Will Robertson was in the Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta when he noticed a woman whose walk was familiar to him. He grabbed her by the shoulder and yelled, “Why’d the hell you lie to me? Why’d you make me think that you… Read More New York Times: First, Do Less Harm: Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in Harlem