| April 28, 2016
In a speech at an Austin church last weekend, Eric Michael Dyson urged Obama to do more to help black Americans in the final months of his presidency.
| October 30, 2014
Ministers must be careful, or they risk getting their churches in trouble with the IRS and hurting their community, writes West Side advocate Valerie Leonard.
| June 12, 2014
West Sider Dwayne Truss remembers his mentor and civic father.
| June 8, 2014
Visitation will be held June 9 for James Deanes, who died last week. His funeral will be Tuesday.
| November 27, 2012
Elected officials joined the advocates at the Nov. 19 meeting at La Follette Park Field House to hear about the benefits of mentoring and youth councils.
| November 15, 2012
Austin resident, parent and teacher Brandon Johnson reflects on a recent incident in the lunchroom at a South Side school, which he says is an indication of a larger problem.
| November 2, 2012
Dwayne Truss says the numbers CPS used to determine West Side schools’ space utilization do not add up, and the figures favor more funding for white students, less for African-Americans.
| October 8, 2012
Local leaders and advocates talk about solutions to the problems behind the violence plaguing the West Side. Some say building hope – like youth centers and community gardens – is a step toward finding peace.
| July 5, 2012
The June 28 meeting at Columbia College Chicago, sponsored by the Community Media Workshop, brought together journalists with youth and members from organizations to promote awareness and discuss ways to improve reporting the issues.
| April 28, 2012
Tomorrow’s free event, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., will feature Alana Hodges Smith (Wallace), disability advocate, multi-award winner, and founder and artistic director of Chicago’s Dance>Detour.