Living up to a legacy of activism

Vincent Davis, who has lived in the Cabrini-Green housing complex his entire life, is following in the footsteps of his late mother, Lillian Davis Swope, by becoming a housing activist.

Looking back at Selma

With the 50th anniversary of the Selma voting rights campaign approaching, The Chicago Reporter sat down with Chicagoan Diane Nash, a Selma strategist, to discuss her civil rights activism and what she feels passionate about today.

Leaving the pulpit for the streets of Ferguson

Six days after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, 43, resigned as a pastor of the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plains, MA., to join the emerging youth protest movement in Ferguson, MO.

From “oddball” to advocate for Haitians here and abroad

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.