Galvanized by protests against an affordable housing proposal, Jefferson Park residents are looking to leverage their nascent organization for further community uplift.
Source: How northwest-siders are countering their NIMBY neighbors’ backlash against affordable housing | Bleader
The primary goal of Neighbors for Affordable Housing in Jefferson Park has been to show Chicago’s City Council the importance of affordable housing.
Source: Chicagoans Say “Yes in My Backyard” to Affordable Housing
There is something almost cathartic about watching members of the commentariat unravel at the slightest push back, to follow along as their…
Source: The endless arguments on social media, during which we all go back and forth with each other like…
“The vast majority of people living in these communities are not criminals… These kids want to make sure that everybody knows there are catalysts for change there.”
Source: Youth Activists Are Camping Out On Troubled ‘Hot Spot’ Blocks Starting Friday: Chicagoist
Activist Jocelyn Wabano-Iahtail takes issue with a question about whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be held responsible for the death of an Indigenous youth.
Source: ‘Don’t speak to us that way’: Indigenous activists react to reporters – CBC Player
New research on crime and closures confirms Jane Jacobs’s ‘eyes on the street’ theory
Source: Study: When retail stores close down, neighborhood crime goes up – Curbed
A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook’s censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression.
Source: Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children – ProPublica