A four part look at various aspects of the city of Chicago.

PART 01 – The Racist History Of Chicago’s Housing Policies 

Chicago has a long history of racist housing policies that have led to a racially divided city – a major factor behind the city’s reputation of violence.


PART 02 – Why Chicago’s Public Schools Are Broken

Black and Latino students are suffering the most from the inequity in Chicago’s public schools. In recent years, the school system has suffered numerous setbacks, from staff layoffs to school closures. But there’s little talk about where the beleaguered system’s problems come from: years of segregation in the city.


PART 03 – Chicago’s South Side Isn’t Waiting To Be Saved 

AJ+ spent a day on the South Side of Chicago with Ja’Mal Green, a popular activist who’s fighting to take back the narrative in the Auburn Gresham and Englewood neighborhoods. Ja’Mal wants to redefine his community as something more than a place of violence and devastation.


PART 04 – What People Get Wrong About Chicago

The common narrative of Chicago is one of violence, homicides and guns. But there’s a lot more to Chi-Town than mainstream media would lead us to believe.