Chicago activist Samer Owaida speaks about staying safe while protesting in the pandemic

BLM I can't breathe sign

By Cheyanne M. Daniels Medill Reports The killing of George Floyd in May triggered a global response against police brutality, and activists across the country have organized protests and rallies in almost every major U.S. city. But the COVID-19 pandemic has added a challenge for activists trying to mobilize while keeping participants safe from infection. […]

Orland Park’s only Black owned business benefits from Black Lives Matter movement

Vegan T'ease

By Cheyanne M. Daniels Medill Reports Driving down La Grange Road through Orland Park, the Black-owned restaurant Vegan T’ease is easy to miss. Inside the small space, there’s room only for an order window and a cramped waiting alcove. As one customer walked out, another soon took their place. The parking lot, fit for only […]