The subliminal racism of instagram food videos

By Alison Saldanha Medill Reports Scrolling through Instagram, it’s not uncommon to slip into a rabbit hole of food videos. In under a minute, slender hands work through a short list of ingredients: chopping onions, breaking eggs, grating cheese to finally present an appetizing meal you make a mental note to try out later. If […]

Gloves come off in the 9th Democratic primary debate; Warren coasts to a new high

By Alison Saldanha Medill Reports “We are not going to beat Donald Trump with a man who knows how many nondisclosure agreements and the drip, drip, drip of stories of women saying they have been harassed and discriminated against,” said Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren about candidate Mike Bloomberg. “Mr. Bloomberg, it wasn’t you […]

Chicago youth unemployment hits African Americans hardest, driving population declines

By Alison Saldanha Medill Reports More African Americans are out of school and out of work than among any other racial group in Chicago, according to a new report released recently by the Great Cities Institute of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Teresa Cordova, director of the Great Cities Institute, linked this disparity […]

In the battle of Chicago’s budget deficit, community investment takes the hit

By Alison Saldanha Medill Reports Just after sunset on a December afternoon, squeals and laughter filled the basketball court of the Chicago Jesuit Academy, on Chicago’s West Side, as 60 students ages 8 to 13 dribbled balls and ran back and forth. With a clipboard in his hand and a pen tucked behind his ear, […]

Trump supporters celebrate U.S. economy, foreign policy at Milwaukee rally

By Alison Saldanha Medill Reports More than 12,000 core supporters and some non-supporters filled the indoor University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena in downtown Milwaukee for President Donald Trump’s rally Tuesday while a large crowd of about 200 overflowed outside the stadium to watch him on a big screen. Shrugging off the chilly Midwest winter, they […]