The Magazine

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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...

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Balú
In the Chicago pedway on Randolph, vendor Steve Garron went to Balú Smoothies and More. They sell healthy smoothies and protein shakes for a very fair price. A 16-ounce smoothie is $5.99, and a 24-ounce smoothie is $6.99. Made-to-order protein sha...

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Remembering Donald Lee
Praise for Donald Lee! I just learned Donald died & I’m heartbroken. He was my StreetWise person and I was privileged to know him. He was a kind human being with a big heart, great smile and always personable. Through our conversations at Star...

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"Back to 'The Nam'"
When 75-year-old Forest Park resident Maurice Costello returned from Vietnam in 1968, he tried to cope with his memories of the horrors of combat by suppressing them.   “I was trying to put the war out of my head completely, to pretend I never wen...