Sep 30, 2023

As Rates of Suicide Rise Among Young Black People, Research Shows Early Intervention Can Help Save Lives

The CDC said suicide rates increased by 37% for Black people 10 to 24 years old, the highest rise of any category, from 2018 to 2020. A National Institutes of Health study found among children ages 5 to 12, Black children were twice as likely to die by suicide as their White counterparts.

Sep 30, 2023

Prostate Cancer Survivor Offers PSA for Talking About Cancer, Mental Health

Prostate cancer can be a touchy subject for men to talk about, but discussing it with a doctor can be a literal lifesaver.

Sep 30, 2023

How Major Taylor Trail Helps South Siders Get on the Road to Wellness

For members of the Major Taylor Cycling Club, riding along the Major Taylor Trail is a big part of staying healthy in mind and body.

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Sep 30, 2023

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Sept. 29, 2023 - Full Show

Two major health issues in the Black community: treating prostate cancer and preventing suicide. The city’s new top cop on accountability. And taking the Major Taylor Trail to wellness.

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. 

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.