Sep 23, 2023

Chicago Author Wants Black Women to ‘Stop Waiting for Perfect’ – and Thrive

Perfectionism might sound like a good thing, but in practice, it can perform more like procrastination – and waiting for perfect scenarios can prevent us from getting the credit and success we deserve. 

Sep 23, 2023

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Sept. 22, 2023 - Full Show

Chicago gets closer to having a new top cop. Helping communities find healthy food options. And how to stop waiting for perfect with the author of this week’s book club pick. 

Sep 23, 2023

Chicago Food Pantries Report Stark Increase in Food Insecurity Amid Inflation, Decreased Federal Assistance

With inflation on the rise, and federal pandemic assistance expiring, food pantries and distributors say food insecurity across the city is spiking. 

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Sep 23, 2023

Get Your Geek on at South Side Science Festival on Sept. 30

The event brings out hundreds of University of Chicago scientists who will take over the campus offering panels, experiments and demonstrations to fascinate the whole family.

Sep 16, 2023

Violence Prevention Organizations Team Up to Train on Best Practices

The Southland RISE collaborative brought together hospital trauma center staff and violence prevention street outreach workers in a shared training workshop. The goal was an exchange of ideas and resources focused on curbing violence on Chicago’s South Side.

Sep 16, 2023

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Sept. 15, 2023 - Full Show

After months of fighting in the courts, Illinois is set to eliminate cash bail. A partnership to counter violence. And 60 years since the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.

Sep 15, 2023

60 Years After 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Legacy of Four Young Girls Lives on at Carole Robertson Center

Every year, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning holds ceremonies and social justice activities in remembrance of Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carol McNair — the four little girls killed in a 1963 white supremacist attack on the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.

Sep 9, 2023

With Federal Funding Ending, Child Care Advocates Warn of Looming Cliff

A report from the Century Foundation shows that without pandemic-era federal funding, thousands of providers would no longer be able to hire and pay staff, meaning rapid shutdowns in families with small children fending for themselves.

Sep 9, 2023

Support Small Businesses During Black Restaurant Weeks, Sept. 10-24

The National Black Restaurant Weeks campaign is returning to Chicago with two full weeks of specials and events at 35 Black-owned eateries.

Sep 9, 2023

Creating Candles and Connections at Above Average Candle Studio

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every facet of our lives and left many people feeling disconnected. At a North Park studio, owner and instructor Ogi Merzier-Emiabata brings people together with candle-making classes.

Sep 9, 2023

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Sept. 8, 2023 - Full Show

Child care is heading for a cliff as pandemic-era funding dries up. Pull up a seat at the table for Black Restaurant Week. And bringing in the light with a local candle maker.

Sep 2, 2023

79th Street Renaissance Festival Celebrates Auburn Gresham Community, Sept. 9

The 18th annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival returns to Auburn Gresham on Saturday, Sept. 9, with entertainment, food, community resources and a carnival including a 50-foot-tall Ferris wheel.

Sep 2, 2023

With Forbearance Period Over and Forgiveness Gone, What’s Next for Student Loan Debt

The picture for student loan debt has been pretty tumultuous over the last couple of years. Borrowers will soon begin repaying their federal student loans after a forbearance period ends this month.

Sep 2, 2023

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Sept. 1, 2023 - Full Show

Student loan payments are resuming — what’s being done to provide relief. What’s behind the soaring number of opioid overdose deaths. And a sit-down with the new leader of Rainbow PUSH.

Sep 1, 2023

Captain Bill Pinkney, Pioneering Sailor, Dies at 87

In 1992, native South Sider Captain Bill Pinkney became the first African American to sail around the world solo via the Southern Capes. It was a feat that took 22 months, which he chronicled in a video diary and in a documentary.