‘Life Itself’. The Review.

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The legendary film critic Roger Ebert is remembered in the documentary ‘Life Itself’. You will also remember this fantastic review of the film by Eric Shapiro.

Art, Farming and a Safe Place For Boys to Discover Meaning

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Is this a model for serious education reform? Theodore Richards and The Chicago Wisdom Project.

‘Fearful Inheritance’: What the Case for Reparations Means for Jail and Prison Reform

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To repair the harm caused by the legacy of American racism and white supremacy, we must look beyond the cages we have built to hide the consequences of our history from ourselves.

Why I Am Proud To Be My Father’s Daughter And How I Almost Lost My Life As A Result

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An unexpected ‘cardiac event’ brought with it a major wake up call for Edie Weinstein, that her inherited workaholic tendencies could have ended this incarnation.

When Should You Accept Failure or Admit Success?

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A student asks the most difficult question a professor ever had to handle.

Brothers On The Block: Movement In Chicago To Help End Violence

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Britani Danielle investigates the new movement in Chicago that is working to prevent and end violence on the streets.

Why the Person Who Told you ‘You Ain’t S***’ was Right

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B.O.L.D member Richard Taylor wants people to tell themselves: “You ain’t s**t!”

Food Inequality And Race In Chicago

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How one African-American organisation is shaking up the organic food status quo.

5 Reasons to Stop Calling Chicago ‘Chiraq’

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Considered the voice of Chicago, B.O.L.D member Richard Taylor fights against the death spoken over his hometown.

Sex Education, Please

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The worst case scenario of a poor sex education is not an unhealthy sexual identity. It’s the unplanned birth of a child.

Drive Less, Save Your Soul

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Jackson Bliss explains why driving, social disconnection and cultural narcissism are all interconnected

How Nearly Dying Brought Me Close to My Father

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What nearly freezing to death taught me about my Dad.

The Battle Between Ignorant Rap And Savior Hip-Hop And What It Says About Our Society

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Conscious rap, or hip-’pop’? The eternal battle for hip-hop heads.

Top 3 Education Myths and How They Affect Men

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What would happen if we admitted most of what we say to young people about education is false?

Woman Diagnosed With Cancer, Is Immediately Fired, The State of Our Union Is Strong

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This story begs the question: how can we go about improving social mobility, bringing more people into the middle class, and closing the widening income gap when inhumane shit like this isn’t universally agreed upon as illegal, and requires the judgement of our flawless justice system?