In summer 2020, protests erupted across the country demanding justice for Black citizens who were killed in acts of police brutality. The College is taking stock of its history and reimagining its future as more inclusive and supportive of Black and other underrepresented students, faculty, and staff in its continued effort to dismantle institutional injustice.
My essay "Fighting to Breathe: East Chicago's Struggle for Clean Air and Soil" appears in Midland (pg. 105), an anthology of reporting from the midwest, told by midwestern journalists. My story tells the story of East Chicago residents who have been fighting for cleaner water, air, and soil for decades. The anthology was published in September 2020 with Simon & Schuster publishing house.
For The University of Texas at Austin's alumni magazine, I wrote about Remane, a company founded by two Black women looking to show women with curly hair how to care for their tresses. Currently, the founders are working with Target's Incubator program created to help early-stage startups scale up.
Kelli Morgan, is Newfields newest art curator and the only Black woman curator.
The path to a diverse and inclusive Haas
In 2017 and 2018, Haas faced a significant decline in the number of African American students in its full-time MBA program, which highlighted the low percentage of underrepresented minorities at Haas overall. We look at the reasons behind this decline, our improvement in 2019, and our new path to boost enrollment and create an inclusive environment for all students, staff, faculty, and alumni, regardless of race or ethnicity, gender ident...
Charlottesville’s first black female police chief on rebuilding trust in a community scarred by violence and protest
RaShall M. Brackney says acknowledging the city’s difficult history is an important first step.
Browsing through Molly Coombs Marr’s Etsy shop is like reading a love letter to Australia. With pastel purple koalas, bright sulfur-crested cockatoos, and pale pink galah birds, every piece of her hand-sculpted polymer clay jewelry holds a special nostalgic appeal for Australians.
Her most popular item—playfully mismatched seagull and chips earrings—were inspired by one of her childhood memories that many Australians share. “It’s a symbol of the quintessential, Australian summer,” she explain...
Chicago has long been a city known for its innovation. From food to sports to startups, the Windy City is constantly evolving.
With a growing tech community, thriving food scene and small businesses popping up on every corner, there's never been a better time to be a Chicagoan.
In the latest installment of Adweek's City Spotlight series, we visit Chicago to introduce you to 20 professionals who are shaking up the status quo in their respective industries.
Tracey K. Alexander* was pregnant with her third child when she knew her life needed to change. So, she entered Coburn Place, a longterm refuge shelter for domestic assault survivors. A year later, she came out a changed woman.