Photo by Joe Gallo.
Photo by Joe Gallo.

The nation has elected its first black president. While this nation has struggled to talk candidly about race and poverty, The Chicago Reporter has tackled the issues boldly for the last 36 years. Here’s how we addressed it during the campaign and how we think it will be talked about in the years to come:

New: Blog by Editor and Publisher Alden K. Loury

New: Lopsided polling places

Who deserves affirmative action?

Voting rights–•Illinois and 47 other states bar prisoners from voting

Disabled voters–•When getting into the polls is a problem

Cooking up an historic victory

Lost voters, lost voices


Young Voter Surge

CHA residents falling off the voting rolls

Baby boom

Obama’s Chicago base