Rosalie Chan
Jul 21, 2014

New legislation prohibits private and public employers from asking about applicants’ criminal records on job applications. The move is intended to give applicants a chance to be considered on their qualifications.

Angelica Sanchez
Jul 14, 2014
As Jeff McCarter made his way in the media industry, he noticed a lack of diversity. So in 2001, he founded Free Spirit Media, an organization that trains Chicago's young people to tell their own stories.
Rosalie Chan
Jul 09, 2014

A traveling exhibit, currently on display at the DuSable Museum of African American History, commemorates the fourth decade of positive black cartoon characters appearing on television.

Rosalie Chan
Jul 07, 2014

Frank Chapman spent 14 years in prison after he was forced by police to "confess" to a crime he didn't commit. Today, he fights for an end to police abuse, which he says has resulted in the mass incarceration of African Americans.

From the Magazine

Reclaiming the avenue

By Angela Caputo
May 11, 2014

The housing recovery has yet to reach the 6200 block of South Fairfield Avenue in Chicago Lawn, but residents aren’t waiting for the market to bring back the street. They’re doing it themselves.


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