A new Northwestern University study says minority youth ages eight to 18 spend more than half their day consuming media content – a rate that's 4.5 hours greater than their white counterparts.The Children, Media and Race: Media Use Among White, Black, Hispanic and Asian American Children re
Some young radio producers are organizing for control of the Chicago area’s only noncommercial Latino broadcast outlet.They’re upset about plans by the National Museum of Mexican Art to sell the building and license of WRTE-FM Chicago (90.5), a youth-run station known as Radio Arte that airs music a
On Thursday, President Barack Obama laid a wreath at Ground Zero, to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Less than a week after the death of Osama bin Laden, many consider this a moment of closure. We’ve heard from pundits, politicians and everyday citizens.
Updated Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 9:51 a.m.The Chicago Police Department says it’s investigating a video obtained by WBEZ that appears to show department officers allowing a young man to be taunted by a group of bystanders. Warning: The footage contains strong language.
No region in the world is as ripe for revolution as the Arab Middle East. Its political, economic and social mix could not be more explosive: longstanding political repression, high poverty and unemployment rates, and diminishing hope for a youthful, rapidly rising and ever more educated popula
Some community leaders on Chicago’s West Side don’t like the way Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is doling out funds in a $31 million program to combat Chicago-area youth violence. They wonder why aldermen are involved and why the pastor of Ald.