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A look at the Chicago’s efforts to launch a reparations program. And explore the racial disparities in building wealth.

A former Chicago White Sox second baseman turned artist is partnering with White Sox Charities for a one-of-a-kind Juneteenth collaboration. Micah Johnson worked with student athletes who are part of the Amateur City Elite program to design custom Juneteenth artwork

Residents walk down a block in the Chatham community. (Provided by the Chicago Community Trust)
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According to the study, Black households have a median net wealth of zero dollars compared to $210,000 for White families, and Black families have the lowest estimated rate of home ownership at 34% compared to 72% for White households.

A skating session at Howard Park in South Bend, Indiana, with the Diversify Ice Fellowship and Foundation. (diversify_ice / Instagram)

The Diversify Ice Fellowship and Foundation is now working to make skating more accessible and show what can be achieved through mentorship, sponsorship and fun.

The mayor reacts to one of Chicago’s largest police misconduct settlements. And one on one with Carol Moseley Braun, the first Black woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate.

Carol Moseley Braun appears on “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices” on June 12, 2024. (WTTW News)

Carol Moseley Braun has had a storied career spanning more than three decades and six presidents. Most notably, she shot into the cultural zeitgeist in 1993 when she became the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

Evanston’s groundbreaking reparations program is facing a legal challenge. And Major League Baseball makes a historic move by adding Negro Leagues stats to its records.

Archival footage from "Jackie Robinson" documentary. (PBS)

More than 2,300 Negro Leagues players from 1920 to 1948 were added to the online database — a historical correction that’s four years in the making. It was announced in December 2020 that the MLB would be “correcting a longtime oversight.”

File photo of houses in Evanston. (WTTW News)
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Evanston’s program is aimed at addressing housing discrimination and segregation that took place in the northern suburb from 1919 to 1969.

Residents push back on a proposed trucking hub in North Lawndale. A landmark study seeks to know more about cancer risks and outcomes in Black women. And remembering the founder of a pioneering Chicago theater company.

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A major long-term study launched by the American Cancer Society aims to better understand cancer risk factors and outcomes for Black women in the U.S, who continue to face disparities in cancer prevention, detection, treatment and survival.

Val Gray Ward (Provided archive photo)

The life and legacy of Val Gray Ward, founder of a pioneering Black theater company, was remembered this past weekend.

Residents are pushing back against a proposed logistics and distribution hub in North Lawndale. (WTTW News)

Developers are pumping the brakes on plans for a controversial logistics and distribution hub in North Lawndale. The project would tear down two buildings preservationists said are historically significant to make way for the nearly 250,000-square-foot facility.

Chicago City Council backs a plan to keep ShotSpotter. And Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s new plan for gun and drug charges tied to traffic stops.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx appears on “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices” on May 22, 2024. (WTTW News)

Under a new proposal from Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, prosecutors would not file drug, gun and theft charges stemming from an initial traffic stop where there was no other probable cause to make the stop.

Takeaways from Mayor Brandon Johnson’s first year in office. Three Chicago journalists win Pulitzer Prizes. And after 25 years in prison, one man says he’s still fighting to prove his innocence.