WBEZ | black wealth http://www.wbez.org/tags/black-wealth Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The economic health of Chicago's black community http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-07/economic-health-chicagos-black-community-81899 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//atm.black man_getty.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Blacks who historically lacked access to banks capitalized on the opportunities provided by ShoreBank. But did it work? What is the economic health of Chicago&rsquo;s black community, and how much has black wealth grown over the past couple of decades? To find out, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by two experts.<br /><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.urbaneconomy.org/niktheodore">Nik Theodore</a> directs the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Natalie Moore is WBEZ&rsquo;s South Side bureau reporter.</p><p><em>Music Button: Orgone, &quot;Waiting&quot;, from the CD Killion Vaults, (Ubiquity) </em></p></p> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 15:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-07/economic-health-chicagos-black-community-81899