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Your Black History Month playlist

By City Cast Chicago staff | @CityCastChicago


As Black History Month comes to an end, celebrate (it’s never too late) with some City Cast episodes focused on Black history in Chicago. We’ve created a playlist for you:

History 📖

Let’s Take a Moment to Remember Timuel Black
There is No Muhammad Ali Without Chicago
They Want That Skyline’: Displacing Cabrini-Green Residents
We Know Promises Were Broken’: Cabrini-Green After Demolition

Culture 💃

Let’s Go Chicago Stepping
The Black Arts Movement Still Speaks to Chicagoans
Black Cowboys at a South Shore Rodeo

Activism ✊

How Bobby Rush Went from Black Panther to Congressman
Watch the Black Women Leading a Movement
Chicago Photographer Captures ‘Joyful Revolution

Thursday’s Trivia Answer

The California Clipper opened as a bar in 1937! Congrats to readers Caroline Cannon, Shondra T. McCalebb, and Zainab Molani. City Cast swag is en route 🥳


▪️ Rallies in support of Ukraine are happening — including one Sunday. Chicago is home to the U.S.’s second largest population of Ukrainians. [WBEZ’s Anna Savchenko]

▪️ There’s been another fire in Albany Park. [Block Club Chicago]

▪️ Illinois’ new suicide prevention hotline will be live in July. [WTTW]

▪️ Guess who was spotted doing a little winter migration in Texas? One half of Chi’s infamous piping plover duo — Monty. [City Cast Houston]

▪️ Don’t wait until Fat Tuesday: Get your Paczkis now! [Eater Chicago]

▪️ This week’s must-read.


TODAY: Power of Black Stories virtual convo
Join “South Side” co-creator and star Diallo Riddle and The Triibe co-founder Morgan Johnson for a talk about joyful Black storytelling at 1:25 p.m.

SATURDAY: Music Frozen Dancing fest in Ukrainian Village 
Head to the Empty Bottle for its outdoor mid-winter fest, and see acts like Divino Niño, Sweeping Promises, and Pixel Grip Saturday from 1–8 p.m.

SATURDAY: Chicago Children’s Choir virtual Black History Month concert
Join students citywide as they sing and celebrate music from across the African diaspora Saturday at 6 p.m.

SATURDAY: “Murder of Emmett Till” reading in Hyde Park
See an adaptation of the transcript of the Mississippi trial, where Till’s killers were found not guilty, at the DuSable Museum Saturday at 7 p.m.

THIS WEEKEND: Flower shows opening in Garfield Park, Lincoln Park
Check out Garfield Park Conservatory’s “Knock Knock” show and Lincoln Park Conservatory’s “Pillar of Spring” show starting Saturday 🌸🌼🌺

THIS WEEK: Lakeview Roscoe Village Restaurant Week 
Starting today, get sweet deals at North Side eateries like Rica Arepa and Bartoli’s. Part of the proceeds go to Lakeview Pantry and Common Pantry.


Catch up on this week’s episodes!