Emmy winner Afrika Porter’s film promotes love and healing in Chicago

Afrika Porter is an activist, educator, regional Emmy Award winner and one of the executive producers of the documentary Chicago at the Crossroad. She is a beacon of hope in the city. Porter has continued the legacy of her parents and is charting her own path as a champion for the people and an advocate […]

Afrika discusses her natural hair journey

Why did you decide to go natural? I decided to go natural because [no one in my family] ever knew what to do with my hair. I’ve had everything: a Jeri curl, a perm, and I grew up getting it pressed. So, going natural was not too farfetched, as my mom really didn’t allow for […]

Murders rise in Chicago; community leaders discuss violence and economic disparity

The murder rate seems to rise steadily in Chicago each day as the summer begins to make its exit. According to the Chicago Police Department report covering July 27 to August 2, 2015, there have been 259 murders in the city, already surpassing last year’s number of 214 murders. Community leaders, residents and officers are […]