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Written by on February 7, 2014

Justice for Trayvon, Justice for all our children

I wish I were surprised by the verdict, but my heart is breaking. I am typing this out on my phone today because it could not wait. How do we raise our sweet children of color? What do we tell them? What do we tell ourselves?

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Written by on July 15, 2013

Weekly Worldly Events

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There’s a lot happening in this city and sometimes it can be hard to keep up. To help out, we’ve rounded up some of this weekend’s most worldly events in hopes that it will aid in the planning of your weekend. Take a look.

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Written by on June 14, 2013

Solutions Now

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We can report on who gets killed and where. But how do we report on what stops the violence?

These were the questions posed at a reporters workshop, June 11th, held at at 618 South Michigan, Stage Two, Columbia College; hosted by Community Media Workshop and Strengthening Chicago’s Youth (SCY); and moderated by Natalie Moore, WBEZ’s South Side Bureau chief.

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Written by on June 14, 2013

#HackforChange

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Guest Post by: By: Jennifer Wolan, Community Media Workshop New Media intern When I told my mom that I went to a hackathon, her immediate response was, “Hack? Hackers? Aren’t those bad people?” I chuckled at her reply; no, Mom, these are good hackers. To put it plainly, MigraHack’s hackathon hosted at Pilsen’s Cibola at 1647 S. Blue […]

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Written by on June 5, 2013

Half A Dream and Hoping for the Rest

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Among those marching downtown  on May 1 were people who live in and out of the shadows, the undocumented. How do they adjust to this life? What are their dreams? How do they see their futures? We’ll be talking about this at our news gathering on Tuesday, May 7th in partnership with the Illinois Coalition […]

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Written by on May 1, 2013

What Bonds We Share

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What brings calm to our lives? What brings us comfort, especially when we are far from our roots? Saideh Jamshidi, one of our global female bloggers, talks to us about this…Steve By Saideh Jamshidi Jamal Rahman, a Bangeladeshi Sufi Muslim minister in Seattle, suddenly decided to leave everything behind and just start doing what he […]

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Written by on April 9, 2013

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