Category : Midwest

Midwest / Illinois - 1 week ago

Building an Alternative to Capitalism From the Ground Up

A primer on the solidarity economy. sol•i•dar•i•ty e•con•o•my noun 1. An alternative economic system based around institutions—from food co-ops to community-owned renewables—that make decisions democratically, meet local needs and put people and plan...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 week ago

Beauty and the Beast at ROOF on theWit

With Movies in the Park coming to an end and the weather changing, a Chicago fall bucket list event could include experiencing ROOF on theWit’s Movie Monday series. Films begin at dusk on the rooftop that kicked off Chicago’s rooftop craze, ROOF on...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 week ago

Viewing the USSR Through Red-Tinted Glasses

The writings of Svetlana Alexievich cut through the fog of propaganda surrounding the Soviet Union. Svetlana Alexievich, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2015, offers the spoken life stories she’s elicited from “witnesses and participants…a...

Midwest / Illinois - 2 weeks ago

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Announce Engagement!

By Jessica Bennett, ebony.com The royal family will soon be welcoming its latest princess, as Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement Monday morning. The couple, who have been dating since the summer of 2016, smiled as the...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 2 weeks ago

African-American Roundtable and Community Leaders

Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton is inviting area residents to attend the African American Roundtable on Thursday November 30 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 2nd from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Elementar...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 2 weeks ago

Men 4 Men: A Foundation For Freedom Initiative

“You’re under arrest for the murder of Alton Sterling,”  should have been the response from Howie Lake. After witnessing his partner Blake Salamoni shoot Sterling, he laid flat on the ground while mockingly screaming “he’s got a gun.” Instead, afte...