Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq has inspired a sex strike movement in Chicago

By Alexis Myers To view this story interactively click here. A South Side woman has brought the premise of the new movie “Chi-Raq” to life by launching a female sex strike with the goal of ending the city’s gun violence. So far 94 supporters have signed April Lawson’s petition on Change.org. The movie Chi-Raq, by director Spike Lee, opened […]

Housing activists to CHA: Keep promise to revamp Lathrop Homes

By Alexis Myers Pastor Bruce Ray of Kimball Avenue Church said recently at a housing protest that it is Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “duty and moral obligation” to stop the Chicago Housing Authority’s violence against low-income communities. “The CHA has left a trail of suffering and grief as it breaks promises to residents,” Ray said. Ray […]

Chicago’s waste won’t be going to waste anymore

By Alexis Myers Video by Ryan Connelly Holmes Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed House Bill 1445 allowing biosolids from Chicago’s wastewater and sewage to be cleaned and turned into productive, marketable compost across Illinois. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, commonly known as MWRD, is responsible for creating renewable resources from its operations, and plans […]