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Nia Easley leads tours through the Avondale community on the city's Northwest Side, taking everyone on a trip through history leading back to the 1800s.

Avondale tours reveal the rich history and untold stories of Chicago segregation

September 19, 2019

When Nia Easley leads tours through the Avondale community on the city's Northwest Side, she does a lot more than point out the best shops or restaurants. Easley takes everyone on a trip through h...

Buzz (left) and Biff Ruttenberg said their donation is in support of an insitution their parents created and will allow MoCP to obtain more established artists. 

MoCP receives $1M gift from Ruttenberg Foundation

March 11, 2018

The Museum of Contemporary Photography received a $1 million donation from the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Foundation Feb. 1, the largest donation the museum has ever seen. The Foundation, 1101 W. Monroe St., is an organization that provides grants to qualifying organization...

Journalists, professors and researchers discussed Chicago's race-based political hierarchy during a Feb. 27 panel at the Chicago History Museum. 

Solving Chicago’s segregated political structure

March 7, 2018

Despite the absence of a majority racial group in Chicago, a clear, race-based political hierarchy dominates city politics, said Natalie Moore, a WBEZ South Side reporter, to a Chicago History Museum au...

After serving as acting chair of the Humanities, History and Social Science Department for nearly two years, Erin McCarthy is now serving as interim chair of the same department. 

Temporary leadership in HHSS Department questioned by faculty member

September 5, 2017

After serving two years as the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department's acting chair, Erin McCarthy was named interim chair June 1, a position she is set to hold until a permanent chair is found. McCarthy said she thinks she was selected for the position to provide a...

Jefferson Park can become model for new Chicago

Jefferson Park can become model for new Chicago

By Tyra Bosnic

September 5, 2017

A fierce debate over affordable housing in Jefferson Park began Jan. 26 when Ald. John Arena (45th Ward) revealed plans for a 100-unit, mixed-income apartment building. This development would bring affor...

Natalie Y. Moore debuts her newest book | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

WBEZ reporter Natalie Y. Moore hosted a book reading and discussion of her latest book, “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation,” March 20 at Columbia’s 33 E. Congress Parkway B...

Black youth experience high unemployment

Metro Unemployment

By metro reporter

February 1, 2016

Nearly half of young, African Americans in Chicago are jobless and out of school, according to a new youth unemployment report that shows Chicago to be far worse at keeping young people off the streets than ot...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Chicago’s diverse population is divided, neglected

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

The city’s segregation problem has been the underlying theme in most of my columns this semester because it is at the root of increasing crime, gang violence and poverty rates.Chicago is the seventh most diverse city in the U.S. However, the city is also the most segregated in the country, leaving communities sectioned off by racial demographics, according to a May 1 report, which used data from Brown...

Last listening forums for prioritization

By Heather Scroering

April 16, 2012

The last forums before President Warrick L. Carter and the Board of Trustees decide the fate of Columbia’s programs were held April 9–10. While the college has historically been known for its open admissions policy, the Academic Team discussed in depth its recommendation that admissions become more selective.The Academic and Support & Operations teams hosted assemblies open to the college community at Film Row Cinem...

Chicago still separate, unequal

By Editorial Board

March 7, 2011

Chicago has a long history of racially and ethnically segregated neighborhoods. The U.S. Civil Rights Commission declared us the most segregated city in the country in 1959, and the situation has not improved much since.Residents were steered into the city’s different neighborhoods in the 19th and 20th centuries through corrupt lending and real estate practices, forcing different groups to live in specific parts of the cit...

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