One hundred years later, a south suburban grandmother, now 107, tells her story of the 1919 race riot, a defining moment in her life and the city’s.
Urban Affairs Reporter, Chicago Chronicles Columnist
A self-proclaimed Black History buff is behind a new national archive of digitized images of African-American history, arts and culture.
“Beacons of Hope — Stories of Strength from Chicago” profiles five Chicagoans and the work they’re doing in South and West side neighborhoods.
Six of the 10 groups chosen as finalists for Google’s Impact Challenge Illinois hail from Chicago. Each received a $75,000 grant.
Against the backdrop of Black History Month, it’s a significant moment, even as Chicago prepares for the election of a new mayor.
“I’d planned to stay in bed, watching TV and on my laptop. Then I started thinking, ‘Man, what about the people who don’t have anywhere to go?”
Chicago snagged six of the $75,000 grants, the other four went Downstate — the 10 whittled from nearly 170 proposals from around the state.
“I should never have had to file a lawsuit to refute politically motivated and false charges,” Angela Henderson wrote in an email to the Sun-Times.
Not surprisingly, the survey, “Race & Place: Young Adults and The Future of Chicago,” found stark disparities in perspectives of white vs. minorities.
The TV/movie actress, who gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, is now an ambassador for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Kari Steele, 43, an environmentalist elected in November to her second six-year term, was unanimously elected president on Jan. 10.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, a close aide of Martin Luther King Jr.’s, can still recount milestone moments from King’s Chicago Freedom Movement of ’65-’66.
The annual march, started by the Catholic Church, marks the Pro-Life battle against Roe v. Wade, which struck down the nation’s anti-abortion laws.
Park District Supt. Michael Kelly called the report “incendiary.” Friends of the Parks says it found inequities in programming and capital investment.
New Year’s Day is the 156th anniversary of the date in 1863 on which the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln took effect.