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Written by on June 28, 2013

Immigration’s New Frontier?

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After years of shouting and fury, we finally have a doorway for new immigration laws in Washington. But will they make a difference? Will they work? Will they pass? Those are the questions asked by many in Chicago’s vast immigrant community. And that’s a major reason why we are holding a workshop for the ethnic […]

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Written by on April 17, 2013

My Soul Flies Here and There

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Here’s another blogger from Saideh, one of our global bloggers, talking about immigrant women here and there. And here she talks eloquently about something that touches many lives. Steve By Saideh Jamshidi Where Am I From? Most people ask “Where are you from?” as a way to start conversation. It’s a friendly and harmless way […]

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Written by on February 5, 2013

Where Poverty Grows in Chicago

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In mostly black West Garfield Park, more than four out of ten residents were living in poverty in 2011. That was a nearly 20 percent increase from the start of the decade. In mostly Latino West Lawn, just about 17 percent of the population were living in poverty, a 128 percent increase over the decade. […]

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Written by on January 29, 2013

Please take your seat while the violence unravels

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We were finishing up our workshop this morning. This is where we bring the news media to meet experts, community groups, activists, government officials and a heap of others who deal with youth violence here in one way or another. We had more voices on hand this time than before to tell what they do […]

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Written by on January 29, 2013

Dealing with Youth Violence in Chicago – a meeting of nonprofits and media outlets

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Have you ever wanted to talk with a reporter covering youth violence? How do we tell the story about youth violence in Chicago? The Community Media Workshop‘s youth violence project is inviting journalists to meet with community groups, activists and specialists on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. We will meet from 10 am to Noon at 618 S. […]

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Written by on January 16, 2013

We Care For Our Own

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We journalists know that these have been tough times for our profession. Tough times as news outlets shut down, trim staff, struggle to survive. Tough times if you are freelancing and the fee keeps dropping. Tough times with advertising disappearing to screens that don’t pay much. This is a fact of life for many in […]

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Written by on December 5, 2012

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