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Written by on June 1, 2015

When help disappears-the crisis created by mental health cutbacks

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photo by Rosemary Lambin They not only feel lost, but are, indeed, lost. They miss the help that once kept them afloat. They miss the certainty of help that was near and was a haven.   Read Fred Lowe’s compelling and important reporting about the impact of the closing of some of Chicago’s mental health […]

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Written by on May 27, 2015

Our Roots Planted Again and Again

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  Eduardo Arocho on Division Street Brilliant, warming sunshine. Gurgling breeze. Alexander von Humboldt looks westward out over the park, and the gathering morning clouds. He stares from his perch, where he has stood for well over 100 years in the park that took his name. Long ago the park became a magnet, drawing together […]

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Written by on July 7, 2014

Keeping Youths From Behind Bars

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  Illinois’ juvenile prison count has been dropping and that’s good news on several counts. It’s one measure of the success of a program called Redeploy Illinois, which works to treat youths in their communities. And Redeploy’s success is critical. Why? Because it can cost on average about $10,000 a year to help a youth […]

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Written by on April 11, 2014

The Korematsu Case and the Future, Our Future

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Some people think that the incarceration of Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II happened a long long time ago, and since the verdict in the Korematsu case was vacated, everything is okay now, and this could never happen again. However, after the events of 9/11, there has been an escalation of hate crimes and racial profiling all around the country targeting Muslims and Arab Americans, and those perceived to be Muslim and Arab Americans (like Sikh Americans).

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Written by on February 7, 2014

Weekly Worldly Events

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Things to do this weekend!

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Written by on July 19, 2013

Racial Justice Roundtable

United African Organization’s Racial Justice Roundtable: Allies in Asian American, Arab/Muslim and Latino communities meet to discuss a key issue in their communities: racism.

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Written by on July 14, 2013

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