African-Americans make up 18 percent of Illinois’ youth population, but they represent over half of Illinois kids who are locked up.That discrepancy is called Disproportionate Minority Contact.Members of the Inside and Out team gathered some 200 people into a building on Chicago&rsquo
WBEZ’s Richard Steele Guest-hosts Worldview and continues our occasional series Images, Movies and Race. He talks with media analyst and lecturer Brenda Verner about how the historic imagery of black men and women in media and culture has impacted black culture, customs an
Gwendolyn Brooks' s "We Real Cool," is one of Nikki Giovanni’s picks in her new book "The 100 Best African American Poems."The anthology also includes poems by Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Tupac Shakur and a CD provides a supplemental listening experience.List-making seems
An aging hit man and an old school cop are trying to prove everyone around them wrong before they make a clean break. That, in brief, is the plot of the new film "Chicago Overcoat.""Chicago Overcoat" premieres this week on cable.
As part of our series of conversations with voters in Illinois, Richard Steele took us to Loves Park, Ill., just outside of Rockford. Last Tuesday morning the Potato Shak was packed. But Richard found the locals were ready to chat about the election.
With the midterm election just over a week away, the politicking and punditry are in high gear. In the state of Illinois, a lot of energy is focused on Chicago. But the big races—like those for Governor and U.S. Senate—will be decided at polls well beyond this metropolitan area.