Business owner opens restaurant 1308 Chicago as worker amenity, later expands to public
Women own almost 13 million businesses in the US and their workforces and revenues are growing more quickly, but it's not without hardships. Business owner Kimberly Moore shares her journey opening a restaurant on the West Side.
Chicago's women-owned businesses take center stage at South Side pop-up market
The Far South Community Development Corporation has provided women entreprenuers a location and and a network of support for their burgeoning businesses.
Chicago organization providing support and inspiration 'for all women'
Felicia Davis Blakley, president and CEO of the Chicago Foundation for Women, talks about their mission and the importance of elevating and empowering women.
Jahkil Jackson celebrates 7 years of giving back with 'Project I Am'
Jahkil Jackson joins Good Day Chicago to talk about Project I Am and how he is supporting his community.
New exhibit at Illinois Holocaust Museum celebrates The Green Book, a 1930s guide to navigating segregation
The Negro Motorist Green Book exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum is open until April 23. The exhibit honors Victor Green who created the guidebook for Black people in the 1936 to help them navigate segregated areas in America.
Bronzeville plays crucial role in Chicago's long and storied history
Tanikia Thompson-Carpenter, project manager of storytelling at the Urban Juncture Foundation, talks about how they are trying to preserve the past while paving a better future.
Stacy Spikes aims to reinvent moviegoing with MoviePass reboot
MoviePass CEO Stacy Spikes reveals his origin story in new book "Black Founder: The Hidden Power of Being an Outsider."
Chicago chef Dominique Leach sets out to make BBQ more inclusive
Born and raised in Humboldt Park, chef and co-owner of Lexington Betty Smokehouse is making strides in the BBQ community and giving back. She describes how she fought tooth and nail to break into the "BBQ boys club" and make her business successful.
The Art of Confidence aims to uplift and empower young people facing discrimination, challenges
Jermaine Horton, CEO of The Art of Confidence Project, talks about his mission of empowering youth and giving them pride in themselves and their cultures.
New book 'How I Was Formed' teaches kids proper terms for body parts
Board-certified OBGYN and author Dr. Wendy Goodall McDonald talks about her new book "Stethoscope Dreams: How I Was Formed" and the importance of giving children the vocabulary for human anatomy.
Urban Growers Collective strives to address inequities in food accessibility
CEO of Urban Growers Collective Erika Allen and other activist say the term "food apartheid" more accurately describes the social forces at play when talking about food accessibility. UGC strives to address the inequities and structural racism in the food system.
Nabeela Syed: First Muslim woman elected to Illinois General Assembly at age 23
A young woman born and raised in Palatine made history during midterm elections. Nabeela Syed was elected as State Representative of the 51st District at age 23. She is one of the youngest people to be elected into the Illinois General Assembly and she is the first Indian-American and Muslim woman to take the seat.
G Herbo, Dion's Chicago Dream team up to expand food access: 'Nutrition is a right, not a privilege'
Two South Side artists put their heads together to uplift their community. Dion's Chicago Dream and Swervin' Through Stress both aim to help the South Side community by providing fresh food and mental health assistance.
New book sheds light on covert racism, harrowing tokenism in America's theatre industry
Film, television and theatre director Sheldon Epps shares his journey of breaking barriers and overcoming racism in all forms in his new book "My Own Directions: A Black Man's Journey in American Theatre."
Dr. Lisa Williams on the importance of children seeing representation in their dolls: 'Each ethnicity is beautiful'
Dr. Lisa Williams, CEO of World of EPI, talks about what inspired the launch of her wildly successful diverse doll line and being tapped by Marvel to create the award-winning "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" dolls.
Teflon Softball breaking down barriers for Black and brown athletes
India Steward, founder and head coach of Teflon Softball, talks about the importance of creating an inclusive atmosphere for athletes of color and providing them an avenue to be themselves to the fullest extent.
Chicago nonprofits team up to help Black and brown businesses get off the ground
Ryan Pederson, managing director of operations at Sunshine Enterprises, talks about what they're doing to give aspiring business owners a leg up when launching and sustaining their business.
Chef Whitney McMorris breaking barriers in Chicago's restaurant industry
Whitney McMorris, executive chef at Venteux, talks about her burgeoning career and the hurdles she had to overcome to lead a kitchen in Chicago.
Gratitude Chicago stresses the importance of thankfulness through streetwear brand, giving back
Nick Fox, Malcolm Fox and Darick Anderson Jr., talk about launching Gratitude Chicago and what they're doing to help Chicago youth appreciate their blessings and create a better community.
Voice of Change: Chicago nonprofit using pre-industrial tradition for advocacy
The sounds of pungmul are rooted in Korean folk music tradition, and they've found a home in the 21st century. One local nonprofit is using the drumming style for immigrant rights and anti-racism advocacy.