Illinois is considering giving grants to small businesses and that hire formerly incarcerated people and helping open the barrier to entry for other licensed professions.
Green Whitaker and Nita Whitaker talk about their new memoir "When Your Hand is in the Lion's Mouth: the Life and Wisdom of a Man named Green" and the lessons within.
Dr. Gabrielle Liu, instructor from the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Northwestern University, talks about why the most common lung function test fails to detect lung disease in a lot of Black Americans and what is being done to address it.
The Field Museum's new exhibit "Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories" allows Native Americans and Indigenous peoples to talk about and showcase the essence of their experiences and cultures through the humanities.
Terri Nichelle Bradley, CEO and founder of Brown Toy Box, talks about the importance of Black and brown children pursuing careers in the STEAM fields, (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Mathematics).
Chalkbeat reporter Mila Koumpilova expounds on the findings from her recent article examining the lack of men of color teaching in Chicago schools and how that impacts students.
Rob Pabon from Chicago Cares talks about what they're doing to engage volunteers with bettering their communities and giving back to the great people of this city.
Sharon Bush and Liz Dozier talk about the importance of supporting Black-led organizations financially and communally.
Caroline Randall Williams talks about her new show, "Hungry for Answers," and the importance of telling the stories of Black food history in America.
Kia Smith, executive artistic director and founder of the South Chicago Dance Theatre, talks about how her father influenced her passion for the arts and what her theatre provides for the community.
Aimée Eubanks Davis joins us to talk about hosting a new podcast which explores how Black educators were impacted after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling that created an integrated school system in the U.S.
Ja'Net Defell, director of Community Desk Chicago, talks about their mission and the importance of increasing access to capital for communities of color.
Dion Dawson, founder of Dion's Chicago Dream, talks about his fight against food insecurity and the plight of Chicagoans living in food deserts.
Tammy Reed Tran and Celie Davis introduce us to Just Roots Chicago and talk about their mission to build community bonds and increase access to healthy food for South Siders.
Monique Brinkman-Hall, executive director of South Side Community Art Center, talks about how they are using a $75,000 grant to preserve Black art and culture.
Sam Angelotta talks about how OWLS Lacrosse and others are pitching in to help Chicago Hope Academy inspire youth to become future leaders in the STEM fields.
Terrand Smith, founder and CEO of 37 Oaks Consulting, talks about the FedEx e-commerce learning lab and how women business owners are pivoting their business online in wake of the pandemic.
Jahkil Jackson joins Good Day Chicago to talk about his efforts to give back to those less fortunate and his new book, "I Am."
CCLF has been providing finances to developers of color for over 30 years. To explain what the Community of Color Fund is, Calvin Holmes, President of CCLF joined Good Day Chicago Wednesday morning.
State Sen. Adriane Johnson talks about the new law she sponsored that allows Illinois homeowners to remove racist language from their property deeds.