In 1941, a meeting of leading Black publishers from across the nation was held in Chicago to unify for the common mission of Black journalism. Out of that meeting, the National Negro Publishers Association was formed. Fifteen years later, the trade association was renamed the National Newspaper Publishers Association - the premiere association of the Black Press - but the history goes back much further. We discuss a legacy forged over 188 years.
There’s an unprecedented ordinance that the outgoing Chicago City Council will take up this week. It would give $5.5M in monetary reparations and more to victims of torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and his officers. The proposal also includes that victims and their families receive free tuition at the City Colleges of Chicago, free counseling for psychological and substance abuse and a formal apology. We discuss the ordinance with torture survivor Mark Clements and criminal justice attorney Samuels’ daughter, Adrienne Samuels Gibbs.
Paul Kahan has been one of the top chefs in Chicago for years now. His dining empire covers a lot of ground from refined (Blackbird) to chic (avec) to indulgent (Publican) to opulent (The Violet Hour) to bare basics (Big Star). But Monday he'll have the chance to reach a new level, and win one of the highest honors in the food world.
It's Tuesday and we are now officially in Spring. Wait, when is that supermoon again? I missed it this weekend and I would love to get my old moon boots out and dance on my roof. Oh, it's not coming back for years? Bummer, guess I'll put my moon boots back in the closet.
The James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for their annual culinary awards Monday - and Chicago is well represented among this year's nominees.The annual awards are considered the most prestigious prizes given each year in the culinary world, and the top Chicago nominees include Paul Kahan