Chicago Chef’s Mission to Make Comfort Foods Healthy Gets Big Boost
A South Side chef is on a mission to make classic comfort foods healthy. David Fuller is founder and president of Eating to Live, a vegan line of dishes that can be found in Chicago-area stores.
Black Voices Book Club: ‘A Worthy Piece of Work’ Details Efforts to Bring Black History to Chicago Classrooms
Michael Hines’ book “A Worthy Piece of Work: The Untold Story of Madeline Morgan and the Fight for Black History in Schools” is the latest selection in our Black Voices Book Club Series. It tells the story of how Black history came to Chicago schools.
Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 28, 2022 - Full Show
On the two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, calls for police reform. The story of a Chicago teacher’s push for black history in classrooms. And jumping double Dutch.
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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 21, 2022 - Full Show
A Black Voices, Latino Voices crossover conversation on Chicago’s new controversial ward map and the teen curfew debate. Plus, a local artist turning discarded materials into art.
Community Organizations Question Utility of Expanded Curfew Rule in Curbing Violence
In addition to a new rule requiring minors visiting Millennium Park to be accompanied by a “responsible adult” after 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is asking for an expanded curfew to begin at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.
One Day Gamer’s Universe Convention Offers Free Gaming Fun for Chicago Teens
Gamer’s Universe will be held Saturday, May 28, at the Harold Washington Library. The free-of-charge gaming convention offers options for players of all levels.
Black Voices Crossover Conversation: Ward Remap Process Leaves Residents Feeling Left Out
The new Chicago ward map garnered enough City Council votes to dodge a referendum, but some community organizations say it reflects the same old problems.
Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 14, 2022 - Full Show
Connecting more people to quality internet, the latest push in bridging the digital divide. Plus, the first Black woman named to the state’s Supreme Court. And the Last Word from Chicago French Press.
Growing Push to Bridge Digital Divide as University of Chicago Study Highlights Deep Disparities
The Internet Equity Initiative is analyzing data from the U.S. Census and city of Chicago Data Portal which shows 80% of Chicago households are online, but there are deep disparities between neighborhoods. In some neighborhoods, especially on the South and West sides, nearly 40% of the neighborhood doesn’t have internet.
Lisa Holder White, First Black Woman on Illinois Supreme Court, Reflects on Historic Nature of Appointment
The state’s highest court will soon have its first Black woman justice as Fourth District Appellate Court Judge Lisa Holder White is set to replace Justice Rita Garman, who’s retiring this summer. Holder White’s term begins in July.
The Last Word on Supporting Black-Owned Businesses: Chicago French Press CEO Kris Christian
While many companies struggled during the pandemic, Chicago French Press saw sales skyrocket. The coffee brand can now be found on Amazon and in several stores, including Chicago-area Targets, which started selling the products in February.
Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 7, 2022 - Full Show
A grim Mother’s Day for moms of missing or murdered daughters, as they search for answers. The head of the Chicago Community Trust is heading to Spelman. And Black Americans in the Victorian era.
Mothers, Relatives Team Up to Raise Awareness for Missing Women
In 2021, 521,705 people were reported missing, according to the National Crime Information Center. Of that number, 89,020 were Black women and girls. That means despite making up about 7% of the U.S. population, Black women and girls were 17% of missing person cases last year.
Chicago Community Trust CEO Dr. Helene Gayle Steps Down, Will Lead Spelman College
The first Black woman to lead the Chicago Community Trust, Dr. Helene Gayle, will leave her role in June to serve as president of Spelman College in Atlanta.
‘The Birth of Gospel’ Showcases Chicago’s Place in Music History
The birth and growth of gospel music in Chicago is the subject of the latest episode of WTTW’s documentary series, “Chicago Stories.”