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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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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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A Conversation About 'Integrating the Inner City'

WBEZ’s Natalie Moore moderated a conversation with scholars Robert Chaskin and Mark Joseph about their new book on the Chicago Housing Authority.

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Black Youth Project 100 Calls for Reparations

A national youth-organizing group based in Chicago is releasing its policy agenda for black America. The policy report offers several recommendations: from raising the minimum to wage to addressing predatory lending. 

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UN Experts Address Racism in U.S.

International group says reparations should be looked at as a way to remedy an ugly racial past of slavery and Jim Crow laws that still affect African-American life. 

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Special Unit Searches for DCFS Runaways

When minors who are wards of the state go missing in Cook County, it’s up to a special team of sheriffs to find them. Hundreds of children have been found since 2012, but some say there's still a problem.

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Some Black Leaders See Opportunity in Emanuel's Vulnerability

As Mayor Emanuel scrambles to address criticism of his handling of police accountability, some of the voters who helped put him in office now hope to get something in return. 

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Chicago Homicides Up During Tumultuous 2015

Shootings are also on the rise in the city, but police report overall crime drops.

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Trauma Center will Serve the South Side

The South Side of Chicago hasn’t had an adult trauma center since Michael Reese shut down in 1991.

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