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Dec 3, 2022

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Dec. 3, 2022 - Full Show

Chicago Police are working on their next gang database — how the community is reacting. South Side commuters left without a place to park. And water woes in south suburban Robbins.

Dec 3, 2022

Community Activists Question How Relaunched Chicago Police Gang Database Will Impact Black Chicagoans

Chicago Police Department officials are looking to bring back a system that would track Chicagoans they believe to be members of gangs. But it’s not without controversy and pushback. 

Nov 19, 2022

Chicago Musician and Artist Joining Together to Inspire Next Generation

Musician Nico Segal and contemporary artist Nikko Washington are engaging young artists in a creative partnership with nonprofit Play Together. The collaboration is encouraging students to create either artwork or music based on prompts. 

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Nov 19, 2022

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 19, 2022 - Full Show

Black Twitter isn’t going down without a fight — what that space has meant to the Black community. A look at who profits off the Cook County tax sale. And Woodlawn neighbors caught in traffic as the Obama Center goes up.

Nov 19, 2022

Celebrating the Culture, Conversation and Comedy of Black Twitter As Social Media Company Faces Uncertainty

From the moment Elon Musk took the reins at social media platform Twitter, chaos has seemed to envelop the site. But even on Nov. 17, when the farewell tweets were flying and users feared the site would implode, Black Twitter was still Black Twittering.

Nov 19, 2022

Cook County Guaranteed Income Pilot Prepares Participants for First Payments

At an enrollment event this week, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle welcomed some of the more than 3,000 participants in the Cook County Promise guaranteed income pilot. The participants, who were selected by lottery, are set to receive their first monthly payment of $500 on Dec. 15.

Nov 17, 2022

From Nails to Clothing to Walls, Everything is a Canvas for Spifster Sutton

When it came to making her way in the art world, Tacarra “Spifster” Sutton started out small – like, pinky-nail small. But today, Sutton’s intricate nail art, uniquely designed on the spot for each client, is a big deal.

Nov 12, 2022

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 12, 2022 - Full Show

A new study and a new lawsuit on the link between hair straighteners and uterine cancer. Inside a call center helping to transform Chatham. And meet artist, architect and now-genius Amanda Williams.

Nov 12, 2022

One Year In, Discover’s Chatham Customer Care Center Is Still Banking on the Community

The ambitious plan included a community center, a technology hub, partnerships to offer free tuition and provisions for contracting with Chatham’s small service businesses.

Nov 12, 2022

Study Finds Hair Straightening Chemicals Associated With Higher Risk of Uterine Cancer

A study from the National Institutes of Health last month showed women who use chemical hair relaxers or straighteners may have a higher risk of the cancer.

Nov 5, 2022

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 5, 2022 - Full Show

A rise in anti-Black hate crimes in Chicago. In a follow-up to our Permanent Punishment series: the right to vote for people with criminal records. And art therapy for young people who’ve been incarcerated. 

Nov 5, 2022

Hate Crimes Against Black Chicagoans Up 50% This Year, City Agency Finds

Commissioner Nancy Andrade said during a budget committee hearing on Oct. 20 that Black people are one of the most frequently targeted groups for hate crimes. 

Nov 5, 2022

Art Program Helps Former, Currently Incarcerated Youth Create

Just Us is the program created by SkyART to create a safe space for youth ages 14 to 21 in the juvenile justice system. Instead of talk therapy, they’re utilizing art therapy.

Oct 29, 2022

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Oct. 29, 2022 - Full Show

HIV rates in Chicago reach historic lows — but disparities persist. What do Rihanna, Jesse Jackson and RuPaul have in common? They’re all in the next season of the Making podcast. Plus, a new park in Roseland.

Oct 29, 2022

Month-Long Black Harvest Film Festival at Siskel Film Center Nov. 4-27

The annual Black Harvest Film Festival kicks off its 28th year of celebrating Black filmmaking on Nov. 4, with a schedule packed with screenings of independent feature films, screenings of anniversary and restored films, and special events.