Mary Pattillo: The Future of Black Metropolis

Mary Pattillo: The Future of Black Metropolis

  Mary Pattillo is the Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University. She studies race and inequality, housing, urban politics, education, and stratification within the black community. She is the author of two award-winning books, an edited volume, and dozens of other scholarly and popular publications. Pattillo’s talk was sponsored […]

The Real ‘Green Book’ In Chicago: Vacant Lots Replace Black-Owned Businesses That Once Thrived In Bronzeville And Beyond

The Real ‘Green Book’ In Chicago: Vacant Lots Replace Black-Owned Businesses That Once Thrived In Bronzeville And Beyond

Patty Wetli @pattywetli Features contributor See more The Green Book listed places safe for black travelers to stay. But many of the businesses did not survive. “If you’re going to erase a community’s history, you’ve got to kill the landmarks.” Published on Feb 20, 2019 6:50AM CST Bronzeville, Near South Side Primary category in which […]

Sophia King Looks To Keep 4th Ward Seat

Sophia King Looks To Keep 4th Ward Seat

Sophia King Looks To Keep 4th Ward Seat… By David Smallwood Alderman of the 4th Ward since April 2016, Sophia King grew up in Evanston, Illinois. Her family hails from the Mississippi Delta, so as a child and young adult, she spent considerable time in that state. When her mother was accepted into Northwestern University […]

Fwd: Chicago 1919 – Opening Event at the DuSable

Fwd: Chicago 1919 – Opening Event at the DuSable

  Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots Opening Event at DuSable Museum #Chi1919 Marking 100 years since the 1919 Chicago race riots, we’re part of a year-long initiative to confront the legacy of the most violent week in Chicago history. “Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots” explores 100 years of racial division through panel discussions, […]

Chicago 1919 Confronting the Race Riots

Chicago 1919 Confronting the Race Riots

‌ ‌ ‌ Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots Opening Event at DuSable Museum #Chi1919 Marking 100 years since the 1919 Chicago race riots, we’re part of a year-long initiative to confront the legacy of the most violent week in Chicago history. “Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots” explores 100 years of racial division through […]

BRONZEVILLE SMART GREENBUILD

BRONZEVILLE SMART GREENBUILD

      BRONZEVILLE COMMUNITY RENEWS CALL FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA DESIGNATION   Park Service Designation Could Hold Keys to Sustainable Community CHICAGO— The Bronzeville Community Development Partnership (BCDP) today called for the Illinois Congressional delegation and the incoming Pritzker administration to help petition the National Park Service to designate the Bronzeville community a National Heritage […]

Gentrification: high tech ethnic cleansing

Gentrification: high tech ethnic cleansing

Gentrification: high tech ethnic cleansing Harry C. Alford, For New Pittsburgh Courier HARRY C. ALFORD Gentrification as defined by Wikipedia: “Gentrification is a process of renovation of deteriorated urban neighborhoods by means of the influx of more affluent residents. This is a common and controversial topic in politics and in urban planning. Gentrification can improve […]

Chicago, New York, Detroit, Philadelphia losing Blacks to ‘reverse migration’ By crusader – July 9, 2018

Chicago, New York, Detroit, Philadelphia losing Blacks to ‘reverse migration’ By crusader – July 9, 2018

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader In Bronzeville, whites and Asians are exercising at LA Fitness and shopping at Mariano’s supermarket on S. King Drive. In Harlem, a Banana Republic factory store sits next to the world-famous Apollo Theater, drawing affluent white shoppers who are paying high prices in what was once America’s Black capital. Black […]