News & Features,
Ben Joravsky on Politics,
Oct 1, 2013
Stony Island by any other name would still cut through decades of Chicago racial politics.
by Ben Joravsky
Ben Joravsky on Politics, Rahm Emanuel, Stony Island Avenue, Arthur Brazier, Bishop Arthur Brazier, black voters, clout, subsidized housing, Richard M. Daley, Apostolic Church of God, Byron Brazier, Natalie Y. Moore, Lance Williams, Jeff Fort, Blackstone Rangers, books, history, Office of Economic Opportunity, OEO, The Woodlawn Organization, TWO, gangs, John Fry, First Presbyterian Church, crime, job training, churches, Northeastern Illinois University, Teddy Williams, Leon Finney, Disciples, WBEZ, south side, Woodlawn, neighborhoods
Lit & Lectures,
Apr 3, 2013
A conversation about the five-decade evolution of a Chicago street gang
by Mara Shalhoup
Lit Feature, Natalie Y. Moore, gang rivalries, gang territories, gang boundaries, Lance Williams, Almighty Black P. Stone Nation, Lawrence Hill Books, Blackstone Rangers, Black P. Stone Nation, interviews, Gresham Elementary School, Garret Morgan school, Mahalia Jackson school, Blackstone, Mara Shalhoup, segregation, gangs, Al Sampson, crack, Martin Luther King, Jr., LSD, Lords, Stones, and Disciples, gang coalitions, inter-gang relations, gang violence, neighborhoods, south side, west side, school districts, school closings, history, Blackstones, Stones, WBEZ, Vice Lords, Northeastern Illinois University, Eugene "Bull" Hairston, Jeff Fort, Gangster Disciples, poverty, war on drugs, war on terror, war on poverty, violence, CPS, Chicago Public Schools, black power, civil rights movement, crime, activism, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, federal government
Jan 19, 2011
Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz tail former gang members addressing urban violence as a public health crisis in the Kartemquin Films documentary "The Interrupters," premiering Friday 1/21 at the Sundance Film Festival.
by Ed M. Koziarski
Film, Jeff Fort, Ameena Matthews, CeaseFire, Interrupters, Sundance, film festival, Steve James, Alex Kotlowitz, Kartemquin, documentary, Hoop Dreams, There Are No Children Here, Black P. Stones, El Rukns, gang, violence, AIDS, cholera, epidemic, urban, Gary Slutkin, Video