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Paint The City initiative supports local artists who ‘bring a little light back’

Artist Bryant L. Jones uses art as a creative outlet to spark conversations around important issues.

By Lauren Leazenby, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Black hands pray to “Heal the Hood” on a boarded-up currency exchange. A black-gloved fist is raised next to the words “Black Lives Matter” on the windows of a restaurant. A painting of a Black man ho...

Letter to the Editor: How to be an ally in social justice movements

Letter to the Editor: How to be an ally in social justice movements

June 3, 2020

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, expectedly, there is a sudden and great influx of posts, stories, videos and pictures of calls-to-action and information relating to race relations and how to...

Featured speakers Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Lt. Gov. Julia Stratton and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Michelle Duster, an adjunct faculty member in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department and the great-granddaughter of suffragist and journalist Ida B. Wells, attended the League of Women Voters centennial celebration with other activists, leaders and elected officials.

League of Women Voters turns 100, but work not done yet

February 18, 2020

Illinois politicians, community leaders and members of the League of Women Voters gathered at the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave., to celebrate the organization's centennial Friday, Feb. 14...

Colbey Reid, chair of the Fashion Studies Department, and other attendees are given the name and age of a transgender woman of color by quilter Melissa Blount to learn more about the circumstances in which they were killed, and to embroider their names and ages into the fabric for Blount’s quilt.

Fashion students get a lesson in the fabric of activism

February 13, 2020

Melissa Blount began making quilts in 2017 after her husband, Ben Blount, began his art project “275 Holidays” to memorialize black men who lost their lives to violence in Chicago during 2016. Her ...

Thousands of marchers make their way down Adams Street during the Chicago Women's March, Saturday, Jan. 18.

Chicago’s fourth Women’s March, in photos

January 19, 2020

Thousands gathered in Grant Park for the fourth Chicago Women's March, which began in 2017 in reaction to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The Saturday, Jan. 18 march—which will be ...

March for Life Chicago claims to be the largest pro-life event in the Midwest. Over 8,000 were in attendance during 2019's march.

Chicago’s March for Life attracts anti-abortion supporters, counter-protesters and white nationalists

January 15, 2020

Editor's Note: In this article, sources refer to abortions as pertaining to women. The Chronicle acknowledges that abortion is applicable to all people, regardless of gender identity.   ...

Opinion: This Thanksgiving, check your privileges at the door

Opinion: This Thanksgiving, check your privileges at the door

November 17, 2019

By the time you finish reading this, I can’t promise that you will suddenly be the most “woke” person in the room when it comes to racial discrimination and other systematic forms of oppression a...

The Rohingya Cultural Center, 2740 W. Devon Ave., has been facing financial obstacles as the number of donations has decreased and a government grant they applied for last year was denied.

Students to help Rohingya Cultural Center

November 8, 2019

Nasir Zakaria was 14 years old when he escaped captivity in what was then the country of Burma. Kidnapped by the military, alongside others, he waited until the soldiers were asleep to make his way t...

The Monday protest was led by Extinction Rebellion in conjunction with other affiliated groups.

Climate protesters break police lines

October 8, 2019

Several hundred climate protestors broke police lines near Daley Plaza Monday night, resulting in at least one arrest and blocked traffic. The protest, led by Extinction Rebellion in conjunctio...

Letter to the Editor: In response to the Chronicle's environmental coverage

Letter to the Editor: In response to the Chronicle’s environmental coverage

October 1, 2019

Glad to see the students on strike about the rapid warming of the planet. But they should have been out there decades ago when it was taught in colleges around the country that⁠, if nothing was done...

Letter to Editor: National Voter Registration Day

Letter to Editor: National Voter Registration Day

September 24, 2019

As we celebrate National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 24, identification laws can pose a real problem for most Americans. Gerrymandering, is also a very important issue that, as Americans, we all sh...

Rebel Rampage will perform Aug. 16 at Reggie’s, 2105 S. State St.

Rebel Rampage ‘stirring up the pot’ through protest rock

August 16, 2019

When protest rock trio Rebel Rampage conceptualized its cover of “Immigration Man,” originally by Graham Nash and David Crosby, they were not aware of the extent to which immigrant detention at...

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