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Henry Dumas wrote about black people killed by cops. Then he was killed by a cop.
Oct. 1, 2015
Dumas was a rising heavyweight writer when a white cop shot and killed him in 1968. In the age of Black Lives Matter, it's an almost eerie story of a black life lost.
Pope inspires black Catholics despite complicated history
Sep. 23, 2015
The arrival of Pope Francis has triggered discussions of the Catholic Church's historic treatment of the African-American faithful, and has sparked hopes for a better future.
Where are Chicago's poor white neighborhoods?
Aug. 12, 2015
Poverty touches all races in Chicago, but it's more visible among blacks and Latinos. Here's why that happens and why it matters.
Black business' slow flight from Bronzeville
Jul. 30, 2015
In its heyday the neighborhood was flush with black-owned businesses. Where did they go? And, did the end of legal segregation play a part?
Attack in Canaryville prompts conversations about race in neighborhood
Jun. 30, 2015
Last month, two black people were brutally stabbed in a Canaryville park on Chicago’s Southwest Side. The victims say this was a racially motivated attack by a group of whites.
Dolezal controvery sparks questions about modern civil rights movement
Jun. 17, 2015
The controversy over Rachel Dolezal's racial identity has sparked many public conversations, including one about the challenges faced by white people who are activists on racial justice issues.
Mother and daughter talk cultural roots
Mar. 6, 2015
When Rosa Ramirez told her parents she was marrying a black man, her father threatened to disown her. Then her mother intervened.
Ad exec advised clients in wake of civil rights movement
Jan. 23, 2015
Ron Sampson started his career at the same time as the Civil Rights Movement and became a conduit for executives to learn what black folks were about.
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