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Reclaiming the Parks

New CPD initiatives attempt to combine policing with a claim to community

ISABEL OCHOA GOLD

ISABEL OCHOA GOLD

As the clock counts down to the end of the first quarter, a three-point shot by a player in red bounces off the rim and the blue team gains possession. But they do not have enough time to carry the ball back down the court, and the buzzer sounds just as their Hail Mary from half-court falls short. The players hustle back to their respective benches, with the blue team up by four. Continue reading

Hyde Park | Visual Arts

The Frustration of Hope

“The Endangered Species” at the DuSable

“Negro Gabriel and the Final Shot,” Raub Welch. PHILLIP P. THOMAS

“Negro Gabriel and the Final Shot,” Raub Welch. PHILLIP P. THOMAS

Artist Raub Welch was gardening at his home in Bronzeville when a child approached his fence, asking for money to buy a pair of shoes. Welch, who recently moved from the North Side, was ready with a response. “I had my game face on,” he remarked. Assuming the child was trying to hustle him, Welch refused. Continue reading