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Reclaiming the avenue

Neighbors don’t know exactly when the building at 6210 S. Fairfield Ave. became abandoned. But by 2009, the two-flat was a hollow wreck, with chunks …

Making a house a home again

A vacant house can tell you a lot about the history of a neighborhood. Fourteen years ago, I explored an abandoned house in an aging subdivision …

Spring 2014

In January, <b>Sherry Skalko</b> joined the Reporter as its new managing editor. Skalko is an experienced digital leader with an impressive record of …

Moving Latinas beyond Bella, Betty and bra burning

For many Latinas and women under 40, feminism is associated with “bra burners,” a misnomer that has become part of the narrative of the women’s …

Dogfood

<b>By Omari Ferrell, Kenwood Academy</b><p>Bag of Frooties for a dollar!<br>Pack of socks for five!<br>Headphones for seven!<br>But I’ll give you $10 for a conversation.<br>A …

A natural history of the queer black body

<b>By Dominique Chestand</b><p>It is kind and gentle,<br>loving of all things,<br>including Itself,<br>at first.<p>It knows Itself to be beautiful,<br>unafraid of the mirror,<br>or …

Wreck-It-Rahm

<b>By Team Englewood</b><p>Hide Your Schools, Hide Your Homes, Hide Your Children, Cause He’s Wrecking it All<p>Hammer in one hand paint brush in the other<br>Rahm …

Words are their weapons

The words can be soft like a pillow or hard like bullets. They can be comforting like grandma’s hands or cold like handcuffs.<p>Words are powerful. If …

Match-makers

During a recent housing workshop held at Gage Park High School on Chicago’s Southwest Side, David McDowell asked a small group of nearby residents, …

How One Milwaukee Zip Code Explains America’s Mass Incarceration Problem

A three-sport star and standout student at the Milwaukee Public Schools in the 1960s and ’70s, William Harrell worked with the city’s health …

Can Chicago Curb Menthol Smoking among African-American Youth?

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration launched its first nationwide anti-tobacco campaign targeting youth in February. The “Real Cost” campaign …

Public Health

Obama sees focus on young black and Hispanic men in post-presidency

In 2013, President Obama’s quietly met with students at Chicago’s Hyde Park Academy High School who were participating in the “Becoming a Man” program for inner-city youth.Obama has used the meetings as motivation for a new White House initiative on young men of color, which he promised to launch …