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Written by on June 19, 2014

The hunger for the truth- el hambre de la verdad

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In Cuba where Joani Sanchez has been a blogger and now the spirit of an online newspaper, she survives by innovation. By carefully choosing her words. By talking about the price of potatoes instead of the price of human rights lost. By reaching out to others and beyond Cuba to insure that if something happens […]

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Written by on June 11, 2014

Mending A Broken City: saving Chicago’s houses

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    Maybe only those without sight or heart fail to see the ghosts on Chicago’s streets. The houses that weep, their windows gaping sores. We live in a city where  housing zombies multiply day and night. There were at least 3,200 zombie homes by 2011- homes that sit empty after a foreclosure, according to […]

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Written by on May 30, 2014

We Are The World: a doorway to tours and dining in global chicago

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  We are the world. Indeed. So you don’t think so? Meander through neighborhoods where the signs tell you about a place far away Or visit a high school where they speak 70 languages Or spend an summer in a park where they cook out in every language and every cuisine and when they are […]

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Written by on May 29, 2014

The Walled City: Chicago, Race and Housing

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Where you live is always a badge of identity. But here in Chicago, the badge may have greater importance than elsewhere, as this video and the accompanying article from the Atlanic explain. An unwelcomed badge, that is. But before you weigh into the article, and its excellent use of details, graphs and maps, I wonder […]

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Written by on May 27, 2014

Let’s Have A Race Against Hate

Come Father’s Day for over a decade I have run in the Ricky Birdsong 5k. I’m old. I’m getting fat. My legs feel like steel. Worse than steel. But I run and I’ll will till I have to walk and then I’ll figure it out. I run because its the most diverse race I know […]

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Written by on May 23, 2014

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