Cantonese opera strikes a chord in Chinatown

Performer in the Cantonese Opera

By Vishakha Darbha The Chicago Public Library hosts a Cantonese opera every Wednesday and Saturday, performed by the Zhaoqiu Chinese American ART Center. Opened last August, Chinatown has seen a growth in the number of new institutions, including a Park District Field House. Chicago invested $19 Million in building the library. It is designed by […]

Blockchain could decentralize clearinghouses; regulators take notice

Chicago Board of Trade

By Steven Porter J. Christopher Giancarlo released a podcast last month alerting financial markets to the biggest trends he expects them to face in the coming decade. Among the most pressing issues he named were cyber threats and disruptive technology. Giancarlo, a commissioner with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, devoted a good portion of […]

Clinton town hall in North Charleston about gun violence, inequality

Hillary Clinton North Charleston

By Caroline Kenny NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.– During a town hall on Thursday night at Royal Baptist Church, Hillary Clinton spoke to a crowd of mostly African-Americans about the issues of gun violence and police brutality-both of which have plagued this specific community in the past year. Clinton spoke to a predominantly African-American crowd about her […]

Growing trends of Halal food in Chicago

By Nikita Mandhani Devon Avenue is packed with several grocery stores and restaurants that serve zabiha halal meat. With the influx of Muslim immigrants in the U.S. over the last few decades, halal food has become a recognized term in the American food business. [vimeo 156487346 w=474] Chicago and its suburbs are seeing a rapid […]

HourVoice: Workers’ rights smartphone app to launch in Chicago

By Jay Bouchard In an effort to empower and protect the rights of low-wage hourly workers, a first-of-its-kind mobile application is launching Monday in Chicago with the potential to increase global workplace transparency. Don Chartier, a retired business executive and first-time entrepreneur, spent the past year developing HourVoice. The smartphone application allows low-wage employees to […]

NFL Scouting Combine Q&A: the state of the running back

By Chris Hayre The NFL Scouting Combine brings hope to over 300 prospects participating at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, but one position group has been devalued in recent years. Chris Hayre spoke with some of the league’s brightest minds Thursday to get their thoughts on the state of the running back. [vimeo 156867131 w=474]

“Scapegoat No Way”: Chicago Chinese Americans back NYPD ex-cop Peter Liang

By Yingxu Jane Hao A nger toward the conviction of ex-New York City police officer Peter Liang brought Chinese Americans to downtown Chicago over the weekend to demand a fair trial for him and fair treatment for the Chinese American community. [vimeo 156632646 w=474] Liang, the 28-year-old rookie cop is the first NYPD officer prosecuted […]