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Loren Toney, 2019 photography graduate from Columbia, sets up her prints before the event starts Sept. 9.

Nonprofit creates ‘comfort’ space for black visual artists

September 13, 2019

What appears to be a small, one-room house in the middle of Logan Square is actually a nonprofit called Comfort Station, and during the month of September, the inconspicuous little building becomes ho...

Alumnae Alivia Blade (left) and Bri Heath created Columbia’s first Black Arts Festival wto provide a space and build community for black students and alumni.  

Multimedia campus festival celebrates black artists

February 5, 2018

Students can enjoy Columbia’s first Black Arts Festival presented by numerous student organizations and committees to provide an interactive platform for black artists to share their work. The festival will take place Feb. 8–10 at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. and feature dance perform...

Artist Marvin Tate, middle, said he has created art ranging from dioramas to spoken word for 35 years.

‘Chicago Black Artists Show’ diversifies Artists Month

October 19, 2015

The Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave., is hosting the “Chicago Black Artists Show,” an art exhibit featuring work created solely by black artists, through Nov. 28.“It is artist...

Education, prioritization can reduce local heroin abuse

By Editorial Board

October 12, 2015

Chicago’s heroin epidemic received nationwide attention after 74 overdoses were reported Sept. 29–Oct. 2. Generally, heroin addiction is seen as a crime problem, but this incident highlights it as a public health problem as well that requires public health solutions.The overdoses, which were primarily reported on Chicago’s West Side, are being attributed to a batch of heroin cut with the painkiller fentanyl, making the...

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