Natalie Y. Moore


Natalie Moore is a reporter for WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio.

Understanding how the past repeats itself is a theme of the Chicago Black Social Culture Map.
I was ready to conclude that today’s R&B singers eschew holiday hits, content to let old-school Stevie Wonder, Charles Brown and Jackson 5 songs hold the mantle on V103 and 106.3 Not quite.
Social-emotional learning includes developing healthy identities, managing emotions and establishing supportive relationships.
As I contemplate my newfound affinity toward Halloween, I realize it’s actually an extension of my love for the fall season. Summertime Chicago is legendary. But fall is right behind it.
While Mayor Lori Lightfoot has touted the new school to serve Chinatown and other neighborhoods, CPS alumni and even staff inside CPS fear it will do damage to existing schools that serve predominantly African American students.
Hear me out, dear reader: Pink was so long ago that it’s vintage instead of unfashionable.
I learned about Vanished Chicagoland after I posted a piece of nostalgia on Instagram in summer 2020.
Long overshadowed by the porter men, the maids were smaller in number. Often they were the only Black female employee within a Pullman car.
I don’t know if the global situation now is worse, better or the same for our children. Sharing stories with them might allow for shared comfort.