Jun 19, 2024

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, June 19, 2024 - Full Show

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

Jun 19, 2024

White Sox Player Turned Artist Collaborates With Young Athletes to Create Special Juneteenth Shirt

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

Jun 19, 2024

New Study Examining Chicago’s Economic and Racial Disparities Finds 72% of White Families Own Homes Compared to 34% of Black Families

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.

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Jun 13, 2024

How One Group is Working to Attract More Black Ice Skaters Through Mentorship, Sponsorship and Fun

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.

Jun 12, 2024

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, June 12, 2024 - Full Show

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.

Jun 12, 2024

Carol Moseley Braun on Becoming First Black Woman Elected to US Senate, New Role at African Development Foundation

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.

Jun 5, 2024

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, June 5, 2024 - Full Show

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.

Jun 5, 2024

Negro Leagues Stats Now Part of MLB Records: ‘A Wonderful, Long Overdue Acknowledgement’

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.”

Jun 5, 2024

Evanston’s Groundbreaking Reparations Program Faces Class Action Lawsuit

Evanston’s program is aimed at addressing housing discrimination and segregation that took place in the northern suburb from 1919 to 1969.

May 29, 2024

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 29, 2024 - Full Show

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.

May 29, 2024

Large-Scale Study in Illinois, Other States Seeks to Better Understand Cancer in Black Women

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.

May 29, 2024

Remembering the Life and Legacy of a Pioneering Force in Chicago’s Black Theater Scene

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

May 29, 2024

North Lawndale Residents Push Back Against Proposed Logistics Hub Amid Environmental, Traffic Concerns

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.

May 22, 2024

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 22, 2024 - Full Show

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.

May 22, 2024

Kim Foxx Floats Changes to How Her Office Prosecutes Crime, Drug Cases Tied to Traffic Stops

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.