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Latest ‘The Triibe Guide’ is the Chicago history book you didn’t know you needed

Morgan Elise Johnson considers “The Triibe” – that’s the digital news publication she co-founded in 2017 – as part of the legacy of Black liberatory press. “And sometimes I know that our approach, I'm just going to say, it ruffles some feathers,” Johnson said. “We're very unapologetically Black about it. You know, and we're very much here for Black liberation.’” The latest issue of “The Triibe Guide” is one of the organization’s more recent contributions. It’s essentially the Black and Indigenous Chicago history book you wish you got in school, except it’s a magazine, and it’s gorgeous. In this episode, Johnson talks with host Erin Allen about the importance of putting Chicago’s Black and Indigenous histories in print, the origins of her news outlet, and the stories they’re planning to stay on top of in the coming year.

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Morgan Elise Johnson considers “The Triibe” – that’s the digital news publication she co-founded in 2017 – as part of the legacy of Black liberatory press.

“And sometimes I know that our approach, I'm just going to say, it ruffles some feathers,” Johnson said. “We're very unapologetically Black about it. You know, and we're very much here for Black liberation.’”

The latest issue of “The Triibe Guide” is one of the organization’s more recent contributions. It’s essentially the Black and Indigenous Chicago history book you wish you got in school, except it’s a magazine, and it’s gorgeous.

In this episode, Johnson talks with host Erin Allen about the importance of putting Chicago’s Black and Indigenous histories in print, the origins of her news outlet, and the stories they’re planning to stay on top of in the coming year.

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