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What's Up This Week: the Latino vote, CHA announcements and Black Friday walk-out
Behind the Numbers. We've heard a lot about the decisive Latino vote in this election but behind the numbers is a different story. We zoomed into Chicago and looked at the political struggles still facing Latino communities despite their gains in high-profile offices and majority ward status.
Black Friday. Workers at Walmart stores across the country plan to walk out on the biggest shopping day of the year to protest what they say are low wages and poor working conditions. The plans come after several strikes at Walmart warehouses around the country.
Not Keeping Up. The Latino population in Chicago is getting bigger and nonprofits that serve the community haven't been able to keep pace with its needs. We looked at the gap between what philanthropy is available and what is needed in Latino communities.
New Appointments - The Chicago Housing Authority's Board of Commission appointed its newest member , Rodrigo Sierra. The board decides the policies and resolutions of CHA which in turn impacts the housing situation of thousands of low-income people in Chicago. Sierra was previously on the Board of Education.
Hall of Fame - The Chicago Reporter's interim publisher Laura Washington has a lot of new friends. Washington was inducted into the Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame as a "Friend of the Community."
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