People with criminal records are advised to move on with their lives after they have been punished for breaking the law. But it’s not easy. In Illinois, more than 100 jobs are off limits to those convicted of a felony. Continue Reading
There are valuable lessons from this powerful historical moment that continue to challenge us to “negotiate, demonstrate, resist.” Everything that matters is set in motion when we cast our votes.
Ethan Ucker and Emmanuel Andre co-founded Circles & Ciphers, a youth development leadership organization for young people of color who have been incarcerated or involved in the juvenile justice system. Continue Reading
Several mayoral candidates and other politicians spoke to a crowd of more than a 1,000 community residents and religious and community leaders at a South Side church on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Continue Reading
Marie Lynn Toussaint, 52, has centered her life and work on serving marginalized people. In addition to serving as a Cook County assistant public defender for the past 20 years, she advocates for Haitians in Haiti and the Chicago area as chairperson of the Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti. Continue Reading
Savon Patterson struck the fingers of his right hand with his left index finger as he counted his financial obligations one-by-one. “I got to pay my car note,” the 21-year-old father said last month. “I have to move. I got another kid on the way. Christmas is coming up. Continue Reading
These are the faces of past and present residents of El Rescate Independent Living Program, a transitional-housing program based in Humboldt Park that focuses on homeless LGBTQ and HIV-positive Latino youths.
Washington Park residents are seeking a community benefits agreement from the University of Chicago — with a South Side trauma center as the first item — in connection with the school’s bid to host the Obama presidential library.