The Good Men Project



There’s nothing louder than being Black in Iowa. Take it from a girl who hails from one of the loudest cities in the nation.

I haven’t lived in my hometown of Chicago for twenty years, having spent those last two decades in the cornfields of Iowa. It wasn’t much of a culture shock for me to move from a dorm room in small town Iowa to a two-bedroom apartment in the not-as-small enclave known as Iowa City. Hawkeye Nation.

I get back to The Chi monthly, enjoying the city of my birth. True, Chicago has been in turmoil. Crime is rampant and young people are dying, I know. Despite it—and, quite possibly, in spite of it—the back-to-back murders that happened during the second week of July struck me hard. Read the rest here…


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