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Anti-Gentrification Mural Symbolizes Resilience

Anti-Gentrification Mural Symbolizes Resilience

Recently, two artists from Pilsen — Hector Duarte and Gabriel Villa — created a mural to fight against gentrification in their community. These artists wanted to shine a light on investors coming into homes and slowly weed out community members. The mural references Mario Castillo’s mural, one of the first in Pilsen that was later […]

Summer Kickback Series 2022

Summer Kickback Series 2022

The Summer Kickback for youth series is back in 2022. It is a free teen-focused initiative that helps connect youth with engaging and safe spaces throughout 15 communities on the South and West sides of Chicago. The summer fun begins on Friday nights, starting July 8 through August 12, from 5 to 9 p.m., in […]

North Lawndale’s Community Wealth

North Lawndale’s Community Wealth

North Lawndale is a community located on the West Side of Chicago. The community’s known as one of the most dangerous areas to live in Chicago but isn’t inhabitable. The community has its fair share of buses, schools, hospitals, clothing shops, and restaurants to offer. Jackson Morsey, Alex Linares, Jack Rocha, and Matthew D. Wilson […]

Survival Guide: Chicago Edition

Survival Guide: Chicago Edition

Chances are if you live in Chicago, you either live in the middle of the popular spaces downtown or the surrounding neighborhoods — many fluctuating between the cusp of rich and poor. Like most big cities, the appeal of the large buildings and more significant food portions are mainly for the tourists and people who […]

HUD Claims Chicago Violates Civil Rights of Black and Latino Neighborhoods

HUD Claims Chicago Violates Civil Rights of Black and Latino Neighborhoods

After a roughly two-year investigation, federal officials have discovered the city of Chicago has violated the civil rights of its residents by relocating polluting businesses from white neighborhoods into Latino and Black communities. These areas have already been overwhelmed with health and environmental issues. In a letter, the United States Department of Housing and Urban […]