I remember it like it was yesterday. As I pulled up to a liquor store near the University of Missouri-Columbia’s campus, I had no idea that I was about to experience one of many instances of racial profiling at the school. It was 2005, my junior year there, and I was preparing to attend a […]
Election Night 2012: Live from McCormick Place
I got the chance to experience President Obama’s Election Night 2012 party. Here are a few of the conversations that I had with some of the supporters.
An “A-macing” Chase
My mom may be small, but boy does she have a lot of guts. Here’s a funny conversation about the time when she got mugged, and chased her thief. It was such an ordeal that legendary Sun-times Reporter Mike Royko wrote about her.
The Community Speaks Out: The CPS Teachers Strike
For the first time in over 25 years, thousands of Chicago Public School Teachers went on strike. They are demanding better pay and resources for their time from the CPS school board. Some say they are right and should protest until their needs are met while others say the children will suffer. Here are some […]