Trump’s ascendancy intensifies #NoDAPL movement

By Pat Nabong [Package of Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline stories here] Right by the Chicago River, hundreds of Native Americans and their supporters chanted, “Water is life!” Adorned with traditional headdresses, some of them lit tobacco and prayed for their water. And as the sun set, they danced under the shade of […]

Muslim turkey drive reaches 5,000 South Side families

The Muslim Turkey Drive has been able to meet its goal of feeding 5,000 families in south of Chicago. Organizers gathered at Emmett Till school to prepare the turkeys to distribute among schools on Nov. 22. (Medill/Fariba Pajooh)

Muna Khan and Fariba Pajooh On a chilly Wednesday morning at least a dozen people wait outside of Emmett Till Math and Science Academy in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. They are volunteers with the Muslim Turkey Drive who have come to distribute turkeys to low-income families in Woodlawn and surrounding communities. [vimeo […]