WBEZ | Salim Muwakkil http://www.wbez.org/tags/salim-muwakkil Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Discussion on Harold Washington http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/discussion-harold-washington-106720 <p><p>Thirty years after Harold Washington was elected as Chicago&rsquo;s first black mayor, the Society of Midland Authors will present a panel discussion about Washington&rsquo;s legacy.&nbsp;</p><div>The panel discussion features:&nbsp;<strong>Peter Nolan</strong>, a former NBC5 reporter whose 2012 book <em>Campaign! The 1983 Election That Rocked Chicago</em> is a firsthand account of Washington&rsquo;s election as mayor;&nbsp;<strong>Timuel Black</strong>, author of <em>Bridges of Memory</em>, a two-volume history of black Chicago;&nbsp;<strong>Salim Muwakkil</strong>, a senior editor at <em>In These Times</em>, a host on WVON-AM 1690, and the author of the text in <em>Harold!: Photographs from the Harold Washington Years</em>;&nbsp;<strong>Robert Starks</strong>, founder of the Harold Washington Institute for Research and Policy Studies at Northeastern Illinois University.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/SMA-webstory_7.gif" title="" /></div></div><p>Recorded live Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Harold Washington Library Center.</p></p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/discussion-harold-washington-106720 Sampling the black community's opinion of President Obama's performance http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-05/sampling-black-communitys-opinion-president-obamas-performance-92842 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-05/110408_obama_elected_800 AP.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he would not run in the 2012 presidential election. Many thought the Garden State governor was the GOP’s best chance to win the White House. But Republicans might have taken heart from some recent polls, which showed President Obama’s approval rating just above 40 percent. Poll results can be abstract – or just plain wrong. So to gauge personal opinions of the president’s performance, WBEZ’s Richard Steele headed out to <a href="http://www.valoisrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">Valois</a> in Hyde Park. The black community came out in record numbers during the 2008 campaign. <a href="http://wvon.com/personalities/salim-muwakkil.html" target="_blank">WVON host</a> and <a href="http://www.inthesetimes.com" target="_blank"><em>In These Times</em></a> senior editor Salim Muwakkil joined him along with local journalist <a href="http://www.hrtheseries.com/" target="_blank">Kyra Kyles</a> for a roundtable discussion with some of Valois’ lunchtime crowd. Richard began by asking everyone at the table for their current take on the president.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-05/sampling-black-communitys-opinion-president-obamas-performance-92842 Month in Review: City Council shake-ups and playoff excitement http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-29/month-review-city-council-shake-ups-and-playoff-excitement-85834 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-29/Derrick Rose Getty Jonathan Daniel.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>April showers hit southern Illinois hard – earlier this week Gov. Quinn issued a disaster proclamation for parts of the state. Meanwhile, Chicago has faced a different sort of deluge. There was turnover at <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/about/council.html" target="_blank">City Council</a>, rafter-shaking excitement at the United Center and some jockeying for position down in Springfield.</p><p>To sort out all of the news that was – the most significant stories, the winners, the losers and more – <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by a panel of most excellent local journalists:<a href="http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/about-us/Mary-Ann_Ahern.html" target="_blank"> Mary Ann Ahern</a> is a political reporter for <a href="http://www.nbcchicago.com/" target="_blank">NBC Channel 5 News</a>, <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ArticleArchives?author=868703">Mick Dumke</a> is a senior writer for <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Chicago Reader</em></a> and <a href="http://www.inthesetimes.com/community/profile/13/" target="_blank">Salim Muwakkil</a> is a senior editor of <a href="http://www.inthesetimes.com/" target="_blank"><em>In These Times</em></a>.</p><p><em>Music Button: Kraddy, "Let's Go", from the CD Labyrinth, (Minotaur)</em></p></p> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-29/month-review-city-council-shake-ups-and-playoff-excitement-85834 Burroughs is remembered fondly http://www.wbez.org/story/african-american/burroughs-remembered-fondly <p><p>One of the founders of the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago is being remembered fondly today.<br /><br />Margaret Burroughs died at her Chicago home yesterday at the age of 93. She was an activist, an artist, a writer and a teacher.<br /><br />Salim Muwakkil is the senior editor of In These Times magazine and a radio host on WVON. He said Burroughs gave aesthetic credibility to African art forms.</p><p>&quot;And she is herself an icon, and the DuSable Museum offers a venue for a kind of a celebration of those cultural icons in the black community, venues that didn't exist in the past, and probably wouldn't exist had not Margaret Burroughs created something like DuSable,&quot; Muwakkil said.</p><p>Muwakkil called Burroughs a dear friend who was dedicated to education.</p></p> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/african-american/burroughs-remembered-fondly