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These kids at the Navy Pier fountain have the right idea. ☀️ What's your favorite way to cool off during Chicago's summer? 📸 Sebastián Hidalgo/WBEZ

“World of Wakanda,” “Luke Cage,” “Teen Titans”: We recently spoke to the writers behind these comics (and others) about creating authentic characters of color. ➡️ wbez.org/worldview/comics ⬅️ . "I write stories for past versions of myself. I write stories that would have been something that I wanted to see or needed to see," Vita Ayala said. Ayala joined other Latinx artists to create the comic anthology, “Puerto Rico Strong”, which traced the long history of Puerto Rican resistance from colonization. .

Here’s who else you can hear from: -Mat Thompson, author of “Icognegro"
-Felicia D. Henderson, who wrote “Teen Titans"
-David F. Walker, who rebooted Ernest Tidyman’s character "Shaft"
-Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, who created the Puerto Rican character La Borinqueña
-Nicholas Da Silva, who created "Dread & Alive", a Jamaican-inspired multimedia series of comic books
-Yona Harvey, who contributed the origin story of the Zenzi in “World of Wakanda"

Twenty-five years ago, Liz Phair released “Exile in Guyville.” The album cover is a photo taken at @real_rainboclub in Wicker Park.
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Morning Shift took a tour of Phair’s Chicago with their resident “What’s That Building?” sleuth Dennis Rodkin. See where “Exile in Guyville” was recorded at the link in our profile.
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📸Jason Marck/WBEZ

This South Shore house is known to neighbors as “Hamilton House.” It’s the home of retired police Officer Gerald Hamilton — and the many kids he’s taken in over the years.
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He bought Hamilton House, which sits just two blocks from Lake Michigan, in 1977. Soon after, his grandmother moved in. Together they started taking in foster kids. .
It's the third foster home for Raymond Price, who said Hamilton is the first foster parent who gets him. "Pops is a big figure in my life," Price said. "He made a real big impression on me. He showed genuine love, like he actually cared, and I really never felt that from my other foster parents." .
📸: Bill Healy/WBEZ

See more from Hamilton House at the link our profile.

Here’s a good #flashbackfriday

The South Side Home Movie Project at the University of Chicago has decades-worth of celluloid memories from residents on the South Side. —
Film professor Jacqueline Stewart created the project and said although the origins of black filmmaking are on Chicago’s South Side, so few of those films were in public archives.

Read more at WBEZ.org

Today's #publicradiocakeweek theme: "This is not a cake." (That last one is just a styrofoam box)

It's day one of #publicradiocakeweek and we are IN. 🍰🎂

Press play: All this week, Chicagoans who have a personal connection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or the violence after his murder share their stories. Here are three more of them. See more at wbez.org/king

Photos and Audio: Karega Kofi Moyo, The Associated Press, WGN TV, and Bill Healy

Richard Townsell was born in North Lawndale. He has dedicated much of his adult life to rebuilding what the neighborhood lost in the days after Dr. King’s death.

All this week, Chicagoans who have a personal connection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or the violence after his murder share their stories. See more at wbez.org/king

Famed Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks wrote this poem after Dr. King’s assassination. Her daughter, Nora Brooks Blakely, read it 50 years later. wbez.org/king

After Dr. King was killed, Bob Black, the first African-American photographer at the Chicago Sun-Times, captured the city’s mourning — and later, the rage.

All this week, Chicagoans who have a personal connection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or the violence after his murder share their stories. See more at wbez.org/king

The Rev. Donald McFadden was among the hundreds of students who walked out of Marshall High School on the West Side the day after King’s assassination.

All this week, Chicagoans who have a personal connection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or the violence after his murder share their stories. See more at wbez.org/king

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