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Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore

South Side Reporter

Natalie is WBEZ's South Side Reporter.  

Prior to joining the WBEZ staff in May 2007, Natalie was a city hall reporter for the Detroit News. She has also been an education reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and a reporter for the Associated Press in Jerusalem.

Natalie’s work has been published in Essence, Black Enterprise, the Chicago Reporter, Bitch, In These Times, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. Natalie is the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation (March 2016, St. Martin’s Press) She is co-author of the book Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation. (Cleis Press, 2006). She is also co-author of The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang. (Feb. 2011, Lawrence Hill Press).

Natalie has an M.S.J. in Newspaper Management from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Journalism from Howard University. Natalie is a 2009 fellow at Columbia College’s Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, which allowed her to take a reporting trip to Libya. She's also a 2010 recipient of the Studs Terkel Community Media Award. She has won several journalism awards, including a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. She is a member of the Windy City Chapter of The Links, Inc.

Recent Stories

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No Welcome Home For All Former Harold Ickes Residents

After years of delays, the Harold Ickes homes will be remade -- with fewer public housing apartments.

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Dispute Over Lathrop Homes Heads To Court

A group of lawyers is taking the Chicago Housing Authority to court over a redevelopment project on the North Side.

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Chicago Housing Authority Wants Time Limits For Voucher

The CHA is asking the federal government if it can set time limits for residents living on section 8 vouchers.

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Rhodes Scholar Wants to Right Wrongs of Award Namesake

Olivia Klevorn's experience of growing up in segregated Chicago fuels her studies into fair housing.

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Chicago Non-Profits Figure Out The World Post-Trump

Several Chicago-area nonprofits and foundations are gathering to reflect on racism and bigotry in the wake of the presidential election.

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Can America Learn From Chicagoans’ Post-Election Resolve?

In anticipation of Donald Trump's presidency, Chicago activists are strategizing efforts to thwart potential acts of racism and bigotry.

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Northwestern Law Students Volunteer At Polls

Northwestern University’s law school canceled classes Tuesday to give students and faculty time to vote and volunteer. One poll watcher visited sites on the South Side. He said there were some minor glitches that were quickly fixed. The volunteers are with the nonpartisan group Election Protection.

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New Project Aims To Improve 63rd Street

The Auburn Gresham, Englewood and Chicago Lawn neighborhoods are teaming up to revitalize 63rd Street.

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24-Hour Community Triage Center Opens In Roseland

Cook County is offering beefed-up mental health services as an alternative to arrest.

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New Redlining Maps Show Chicago Housing Discrimination

An online archive released this week highlights how rampant discrimination in Chicago home loans in the 1930s are“still being felt today.”

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Duckworth, Kirk Vie For Black Vote

U.S. Senate candidates Tammy Duckworth and Mark Kirk have recently increased efforts to make inroads with black voters.

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Yoko Ono Unveils 'Sky Landing' Installation At Jackson Park

Yoko Ono’s first permanent public art installation in the Americas debuted Monday in Jackson Park.

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No ‘Mental Break’ For CPS Students

Students were surprised to learn in the wee hours of the morning that they’d be back in classrooms today.

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Mariano’s Opens On Former Public Housing Land In Chicago

Grocery stores make news when they open on the South Side of Chicago.

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University Of Chicago, Ingalls Hospitals Complete Merger

The merger allows U of C to have a presence not only on the city’s South Side, but also in the south suburbs.

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Historic Rosenwald Apartments Reopen As Affordable Housing In Bronzeville

Rents range from $760 per month to $900 per month.

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Whole Foods Debuts In Englewood

Three years ago Whole Foods stunned Chicago when it announced it would open in a low-income black food desert on the South Side.

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Why A White Family Sent Their Daughter To A Black Public High School

Research shows white students can benefit from integration, becoming more empathetic and less prejudiced.

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Nabisco Workers Keep Fighting For Chicago Jobs

After last summer's announcement that Chicago's Nabisco plant would lose 600 jobs, the workers' fight has become symbolic.

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Researchers Find Few 'Health Promoting Businesses' On Chicago's South Side

The South Side has twice as many dialysis clinics as it does weight loss centers, according to University of Chicago researchers.

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