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Racial Segregation in Chicago and Its Effects on Housing Today

Racial Segregation in Chicago and Its Effects on Housing Today

The Great Migration is one of the main reasons racial segregation began in the Chicago housing market. African-Americans who migrated to the north earned twice the amount of money than the people in the south. When black people started moving to the north, escaping the racial turmoil that they had to endure in the south, […]

Ashburn: The Truth About Chicago’s Neighborhood

Ashburn: The Truth About Chicago’s Neighborhood

In recent years, Chicago has become “one of the most dangerous cities” in the country due to its crime skyrocketing crime rates. Many reporters have taken advantage of this and have deemed Chicago a dangerous city to live in. Although there is an abnormal amount of crime in the city compared to others, many reporters […]

Exploitation of Inner-City Youth

Exploitation of Inner-City Youth

Child exploitation refers to the act of using children for personal gratification. With exploitation, there is a financial, sexual, and social reward. Many youths become subjects of exploitation by either family members, teachers/mentors, or strangers. Examples of child abuse and manipulation include using children for cheap labor, child pornography or for personal gratification. According to […]

Chicagoans Battle With Opioids

Chicagoans Battle With Opioids

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioids are a class of drugs that come in different forms including prescription and synthetic forms. Opioids are addictive as they initially start out as painkillers for those who need them. Over time, users begin to become dependent upon the drug and begin to abuse it. The prescription form of […]

Hip-Hop: The Driving Force of Chicago Culture

Hip-Hop: The Driving Force of Chicago Culture

For over 40 years, hip-hop has withstood the music industry and maintained its relevancy because of the genre’s pull with the youth and popular culture. Hip-hop has had a long-standing cultural impact on American youth regardless of the socioeconomic background. Yet, the genre was not always so accepting. Hip-hop has gone through many changes throughout […]

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