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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.