Violence and crime plagues all corners of Chicago, and gentrification of this notoriously segregated city often causes even more tension in the streets. But demographic shifts in urban areas could be bringing a whole new wave of change.
Eight Forty-Eight often talks about the big problems facing Chicago – the lack of jobs, the safety and quality of our public schools or the level of crime on our streets. Right or wrong, most of these issues are associated, in varying ways, with the city’s black youth.
Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and Illinois health experts are taking time to point out an alarming statistic: African Americans account for almost half of the people living with HIV in the state.