StreetWise Magazine

Tuskegee Next
With up to half a million new commercial airline pilots needed over the next 20 years globally, the Tuskegee Airmen continue to inspire inclusion. “In the next 20 years, 100 percent of the pilots that are involved with the airline industry are go...

Festival Guide 2019
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Valerie Jarrett
“Daddy would not have liked this,” Barbara Bowman remembers whispering to her husband on the day the newly developed Robert Taylor Homes was dedicated in 1962. Wedged between the Dan Ryan Expressway and South State Street in Bronzeville, the publi...

The Cost of Being Poor
Being a Chicagoan is expensive. For poor Chicagoans, it’s even worse.   The poor of the city constantly struggle with securing housing, finding employment, accessing transportation, getting affordable food and other vital matters. What’s more, t...

From Poor to Published
At 28, Stephanie Land dreamed of attending college and becoming a writer. Then, an unplanned pregnancy and other trying circumstances threw a wrench into her plans, and the middle-class woman from the Pacific Northwest slid into poverty.   Still...