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Angela Caputo
Jul 29, 2014

More than 30 years ago, the federal government sued the Chicago Park District for showering money on parks in predominantly white areas. Today, which area has more money often determines who gets park upgrades.

Angelica Sanchez
Jul 14, 2014
As Jeff McCarter made his way in the media industry, he noticed a lack of diversity. So in 2001, he founded Free Spirit Media, an organization that trains Chicago's young people to tell their own stories.
Rosalie Chan
Jul 09, 2014

A traveling exhibit, currently on display at the DuSable Museum of African American History, commemorates the fourth decade of positive black cartoon characters appearing on television.

Rosalie Chan
Jul 07, 2014

Frank Chapman spent 14 years in prison after he was forced by police to "confess" to a crime he didn't commit. Today, he fights for an end to police abuse, which he says has resulted in the mass incarceration of African Americans.

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Leveling the playing field

By Angela Caputo
Jul 29, 2014

More than 30 years ago, the federal government sued the Chicago Park District for showering money on parks in predominantly white areas. Today, which area has more money often determines who gets park upgrades.

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