This week on the Barber Shop Show,
We were joined by journalists from City Bureau. They’ve been doing a deep dive into the state of the Black Middle Class, particularly in Chicago’s Chatham community. The neighborhood has been a stronghold of the Black Middle class for fifty years; but with Black Flight out of Chicago increasing, what’s the future of Chatham?
We Heard From:
• Latricia Polk, and
• Adeshina Emmanuel, journalists with City Bureau.
We also heard about a social services organization called Westside Health Authority helping to connect West Side young people with job opportunities, the sort of opportunities that can be stepping stones to a better life.
We spoke with:
• Quiwama Bell, chief operating officer of Westside Health Authority
• Lafrance Lucas, age 19
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