The economic health of Chicago's black community

February 7, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Nik Theodore of the Center for Urban Economic Development says job loss hit African-Americans harder.

Blacks who historically lacked access to banks capitalized on the opportunities provided by ShoreBank. But did it work? What is the economic health of Chicago’s black community, and how much has black wealth grown over the past couple of decades? To find out, Eight Forty-Eight was joined by two experts.

Nik Theodore directs the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Natalie Moore is WBEZ’s South Side bureau reporter.

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