Nearly 20% of Americans are Latino or Hispanic and they buy more movie tickets per capita. But a new report says just 7% of all lead characters in 2019’s top-grossing films were Hispanic or Latino.
Race, Class & Communities
The Race, Class & Communities Desk seeks to provide enterprise reporting on broad themes and trends related to race and income in the Chicago metropolitan area and to provide beat coverage of topical issues including housing, immigration, work/opportunity and demographics.
Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle details Racial Equity Action Plan and her hopes for what third annual Racial Equity Week can achieve.
Under new leadership, a 1980s program designed to prevent white flight is now assisting local residents with repairs and remodeling.
Lending is a critical way money moves into communities, but many banks have dismal records in Chicago’s Black and Latino neighborhoods. A new ordinance hopes to change that.
Could a later start time for Chicagoland postal carriers lead to a mail fail?
Two local leaders share how they’re working to improve living conditions for seniors of all backgrounds.
New government data out Wednesday show that a boost in federal aid stopped food insecurity from worsening in 2020.
“There are many ways in which folks in Chicago can help,” says Lea Tienou-Gustafson with Heartland Alliance.
In the two decades since the attacks, Muslim Americans have faced hostility, surveillance and mistrust. They’ve also found ways forward.
Millions of Americans will see their extra federal unemployment benefits come to an end Saturday. Here’s how it will impact residents in Illinois.