Favorite song: “Dancing in September”
Favorite food: Ramen
Fun fact: Her dad was a soul musician in early 70s Chicago with a band that allegedly opened for The Dramatics and Chaka Khan.
Stories by Bianca Martin
Reformers Say U.S. Mass Incarceration Spares None, Including White Americans
Racial demographics are changing in jails and prisons exposing the error in seeing mass incarceration as a “Black problem.”
Chicago Parents Craft Unique Lullabies For Their Babies
The Lullaby Project partners new parents with professional musicians to create their own personal lullaby for their child.
Music As A Tool To Bolster Kids’ Social Emotional Skills During COVID-19
Research has shown music instruction to increase social connectivity and interpersonal skills in toddlers.
Recognizing Jazz Legend Sun Ra For His Poetry
Most people know Sun Ra as a musician, but few recognize him for his deep work in poetry.
How COVID-19 Affected Couples Who Live Together
The reality of quarantining with your long-term partner might not be as romantic as you think.
Illinois Housing Advocates Promote Online Tool For Tenants, Landlords
About 1.7 million Illinoisans are at risk of eviction when the federal moratorium on evictions and foreclosures ends March 31. Housing advocates are stepping in with solutions.
New Steppenwolf Play Exposes Societal Barriers To Power For Black Women
The virtual production “Duchess! Duchess! Duchess!” is broadly based on the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle’s time at Windsor, highlighting the limitations of inclusion.
Surviving A Year Of COVID-19 For Grandparents
For many grandparents, the loss of time with their grandchildren is a form of grief. But there are ways to help ease the impacts.
Students Reflect On A Year Of Remote Learning
Each student experiences virtual instruction differently. Several Illinois elementary school students and a high school student talks about their time over the past year.
Chicago Will Move To Vaccine Phase 1C
Phase 1C will add 900,000 more Chicagoans to the list of eligible residents for the vaccine.