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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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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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Englewood Moms Say Goodbye To Summer

Englewood mom patrol says goodbye to summer, must find new space.

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Congresswoman Kelly Sponsors Forum On Black Girls, Women

Congresswoman Robin Kelly is launching an effort to address challenges facing black women and girls starting with a symposium in Chicago Friday.

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How One Mom Is Building Community In Englewood

There's a group of moms that patrol the corner of 75th and Stewart every summer afternoon--grilling, playing music and watching kids play. But the owner of a nearby courtyard building wants them to move.

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Urban League: Out To Fix ‘Structural Racism’ Behind The Violence

The Chicago Urban League releases today a 10-year plan to dismantle structural racism in Chicago.

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One White Chicagoan Remembers MLK's March In Marquette Park

"I didn’t see love in the park that day," says Jim Capraro.

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For Jackson Park, Obama Presidential Center Is Next Step In Long History

Chicago South Siders are excited. They also want to make sure Jackson Park remains a vibrant place for black cultural life.

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Washington Park Comes Up Short In Bid For Obama Library

Barack Obama's presidential library is heading to Jackson Park, a decision that could be a boon to the entire South Side

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CHA Launches Program for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Federal officials approached Chicago to pilot the housing program, which will provide 60 subsidized vouchers over the next three years.

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Race, Ethnicity Affect Young Voters’ Views On Election

A new survey of young voters reveals that Hillary Clinton has a lot of work to do to motivate blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans and whites if she wants to win the presidential race.

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Should Alcohol Be Sold Where There Is Full Nudity?

The Chicago City Council is putting off a vote on whether alcohol can be sold at strip clubs where there is full nudity.

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African American Oral History Archive Made Available

The Chicago-based HistoryMakers makes Its digital archives accessible to 10 universities across the country.

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Researchers: Nothing Stops A Bullet Like A Job

A new study out of the University of Illinois at Chicago shows huge racial disparities exist in youth unemployment in Cook County.

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Centennial Events To Observe The Great Migration Underway

100 years ago, black southern migrants began their journeys to Chicago. A year-long celebration is in the works.

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Chicago Nabisco Workers Continue Fight to Preserve Local Jobs

A beige apartment building at 73rd and Kedzie is ground zero of the Nabisco workers fight to keep their jobs.

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Nabisco Workers Continue Fight to Preserve Chicago Jobs

Workers continue to fight to keep Nabisco on Chicago's Southwest Side. Parent company Mondelez said it is investing in new manufacturing lines, and 600 jobs, in Salinas, Mexico.

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