The Magazine

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A. Allen: Evolution
The incredible, evolving StreetWise organization and those diligent, awesome and respectful vendors, yeah, you've come a long ways, baby, as they used to say in the Virginia Slims cigarette commercial. From being a monthly Chicago street paper pur...

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Jae'la Leavy
The 16-year-old author of “Unraveled: A Millennial Classic,” has founded Junior Writers Block to provide teens a safe place where they can create original works. The writers’ support group had its first meeting in December at the repurposed Floren...

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Robert Johnson
I was once a part of the fast track life. I grew up on Chicago’s South Side in the Robert Taylor Homes Housing Complex. And I used to be involved in a lot of negative things. But I have made a 180-degree change and turned over a new leaf. For the...

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Civil Rights Movement Vets
These Civil Rights Movement veterans were participants in last April’s conference, “The Global Sixties: Social Movements for Civil Rights, Decolonization, Human Rights,” hosted by Dr. Fannie Rushing of Benedictine University and SNCCChicago. SNCC,...

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Cannabis in 2020
Illinois legalization of recreational marijuana starting Jan. 1, 2020 is widely considered to be restorative justice for minority communities hurt by the War on Drugs, but there’s still complexity amid the long roll out of licenses for dispensarie...