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Timuel Black
Bronzeville is “Sacred Ground” to historian and social anthropologist Timuel Black, not so much for its brick and mortar, but for its oral histories, its networking and its music: “jazz with an African beat and a European melody line that affirms...

Chicago Punk
Leather jackets with grey hair draping over the shoulders, arms covered in fading tattoos now a seaweed green, a few pairs of youthful eyes, and faces with fresh piercings - the bunch who gathered at the Independence Branch of the Chicago Public L...

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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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...