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Written by on May 22, 2013

Listening to our communities, June 4th

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If you want to make a difference, you need to know what is important. And that’s why the news media needs to listen to the community as much as possible. And that’s why it is especially important for the ethnic media, because folks count on you to care for them, to pay special attention to […]

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Written by on May 16, 2013

The Trains Still Run. The Hearts Still Break

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They haven’t stopped coming. No. There are more of them, in fact. They are coming from Central America in getting numbers because the despair is greater and the failed American dream for many on the road hasn’t snared them yet. This is a story among the many to cover as we plunge ahead into deciphering […]

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Written by on May 14, 2013

Hello World – Chicago Calling

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here’s a prelude for our news forum Tuesday, May7th, on immigration, at 10 am, 33 E. Congress, room 101. Columbia College, Chicago By Stephen Franklin Chicago is the world. But don’t take my word for it. Explore the city and you will discover restaurants, social services, museums, and houses of worship that bind Chicago to […]

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Written by on May 6, 2013

Where’s the Justice? – Covering Immigration

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The immigration reform buzz hasn’t changed one thing. The arrest and shuffling off of thousands. What exactly is happening? From excellent journalism by the Chicago Reporter, we learn that speedy deportations have consumed thousands from the Chicago area and across the nation. “From October 2007 through September 2011, more than 460,000 deportations were carried out […]

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Written by on May 5, 2013

Will Their Journeys End? – covering immigration

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We truly are the world here and sometimes we forget this. La Risa Lynch’s story here reminds us of how African immigrants have enriched us. It also tells us that Africans worry about possible changes in the nation’s immigration laws. We’ll be talking about these and other issues at our May 7th news gathering on […]

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Written by on May 2, 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

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