Latino Voices

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Latino Voices

Book Explores Latinos’ Long Road to Political Power in Chicago

“Latinos in Chicago: Quest for a Political Voice” by Wilfredo Cruz. In his book “Latinos in Chicago: Quest for a Political Voice” author Wilfredo Cruz plumbs the history of Chicago’s Latino communities as they carved out a place for themselves in the city’s rough and tumble political climate.  Read more >

Latino Voices

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

The future of America’s immigration policy. The power of Latinos in Chicago politics. And Cook County’s guaranteed income pilot enters its next phase. Read more >

Black Voices

Saturdays at 6:30 pm

Black Voices

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

(WTTW News) 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. Read more >

Black Voices

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

(WTTW News) 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. Read more >

Latino Voices

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

Environmental concerns on the South and West sides. Illinois elects its first Latina to Congress. Meet the Chicago Reader’s new editor-in-chief. And the Irish soldiers of Mexico. Read more >

Latino Voices

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

(WTTW News) Election disinformation targeted at Latinos. Disparities in prostate cancer outcomes. And a local playwright pays tribute to the community that raised him. Read more >

Latino Voices

Documentary ‘Southeast: A City Within A City’ Is a Love Letter to Chicago’s Southeast Side

(Courtesy of Steven Walsh) Through interviews with his grandfather and others who lived through the neighborhood’s rise and fall, filmmaker Steven Walsh shows what he says is the forgotten story of the area in his documentary “Southeast: a City Within a City.” Read more >

Latino Voices

Advocates Look to Combat Election Disinformation Campaigns Targeting Latinos

(WTTW News) Latinos are the fastest growing racial and ethnic group in the U.S. electorate since the last midterm elections. A total of 34.5 million Latinos are eligible to vote, making them a crucial demographic for politicians. Latinos are also increasingly the target for disinformation campaigns.  Read more >

Black Voices

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

The Discover Customer Care Center in Chatham. (WTTW News) 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. Read more >

Black Voices

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. Read more >

Black Voices

Art Program Helps Former, Currently Incarcerated Youth Create

(WTTW News) 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. Read more >

Black Voices

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

(WTTW News) 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.  Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is by Allstate, The Chicago Community Trust, and CIBC.

Additional support is provided by The Field Foundation of Illinois, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Julian Grace Foundation, and Judy and John McCarter.

Lead support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Fifth Third Bank.

Additional support is provided by Gertrude Dyane and James H. Wooten, Jr.; Allstate; The Chicago Community Trust; Nicholas Antoine; The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; The Field Foundation of Illinois; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; Julian Grace Foundation; and Judy and John McCarter.

Join WTTW News every weekend for analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts and life, entrepreneurship and innovation, and equity and justice across the sectors of our society and in the Black and Latino communities in Chicago. Make the VOICES series your definitive source for real conversation and a platform for different voices and perspectives.

Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

Migrants in Chicago Say They Are in Search of Work, Better Opportunities

(WTTW News) Migrants arriving to Chicago from the Texas border say they are looking to build a better lives for themselves and want to provide support to their families back home.  Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Musician and Artist Joining Together to Inspire Next Generation

(WTTW News) 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.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Book Explores Latinos’ Long Road to Political Power in Chicago

“Latinos in Chicago: Quest for a Political Voice” by Wilfredo Cruz. In his book “Latinos in Chicago: Quest for a Political Voice” author Wilfredo Cruz plumbs the history of Chicago’s Latino communities as they carved out a place for themselves in the city’s rough and tumble political climate.  Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Musician and Artist Joining Together to Inspire Next Generation

(WTTW News) 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.  Read more >

Latino Voices

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

The future of America’s immigration policy. The power of Latinos in Chicago politics. And Cook County’s guaranteed income pilot enters its next phase. Read more >

Black Voices

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

(WTTW News) 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. Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is provided by CIBC.

Additional support is provided by The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation and Judy and John McCarter.

Lead support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Fifth Third Bank.

Additional support is provided by Gertrude Dyane and James H. Wooten, Jr., The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation, The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Nicholas Antoine, Judy and John McCarter, and Hiranda and Paul Donoghue.