Maudlyne Ihejirika Reporter
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  • Chicago Sun Times

Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-winning, urban affairs reporter, columnist and author with 30 years experience in journalism, public relations and government. She holds a B.A. in journalism from University of Iowa, an M.S.J. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and an honorary Doctorate from Saint Xavier University. She writes the Sun-Times "Chicago Chronicles," long-form columns on "people and places that make Chicago tick," with a focus on black and brown communities. Her honors include the prestigious Studs Terkel Award, top national and local awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists, and several civic awards. She’s president of the Chicago Journalists Association and the National Association of Black Journalists Chicago.

87 Articles
about 1 year ago
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At Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, an animated message about climate change, refu...

As the Climate Summit continues in Glasgow, a crisis unfolds in Madagascar, where 1 million are on the brink of the w...

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about 1 year ago
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Mom of Jaslyn Adams demands McDonald’s CEO apologize: ‘How dare you judge me. You know nothing ab...

A text by McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, opining that the parents of two deceased children...

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about 1 year ago
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Former U.S. soldier POW Jessica Lynch shares her story with women veterans here

Veterans Day is a week away. So the National Women Veterans United (NWVU) group celebrated contributions and stories ...

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about 1 year ago
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CPS teen among Illinois youth delegation heading to 26th U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow

"We’re already at a point where if we don’t effect change right now, it’s going to be detrimental to my generation, a...

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about 1 year ago
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Seeking respite from reality, theater’s glorious return to Chicago offered just the ticket

Seeking respite from the reality of the news cycle, I found what I needed at Teatro Zinzanni, a 2 1/2-hour feast for ...

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about 1 year ago
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Connie Haygood, social worker who loved family — her own and those she aided in 27 years at DCFS

Connie Haygood loved family. And not just her own, but the general concept of family. It’s what made her such a succe...

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about 1 year ago
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Marion Flynn, corporate banker with passion for community service, dies at 69; staunch advocate f...

Marion Flynn spent more than 22 years in service to myriad local and national nonprofit organizations.

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about 1 year ago
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Timuel Black, historian, civil rights activist, dies at 102

Mr. Black, a political and civil rights activist, educator, historian, prolific author and revered elder statesman an...

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about 1 year ago
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Community rallies behind Timuel Black, honoring a life of service

With no long-term health insurance to cover home hospice care, the community is coming to the aid of the 102-year-old...

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about 1 year ago
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A Better Chicago to grant $7M targeting mental health for CPS students recovering from pandemic l...

On Tuesday the local venture philanthropy fund A Better Chicago will announce grants to seven groups targeting COVID-...

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‘The Chi’ breast cancer plot leads actress on real-life journey to help Black women overly impact...

When her character, "Jada," was diagnosed with breast cancer on this season’s "The Chi," it started actress Yolonda R...

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about 1 year ago
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$5M PepsiCo program to create job pathways for 3K young people on South, West Sides

Partnering with six Chicago organizations, PepsiCo on Monday launches its $5 million "PREP by PepsiCo | Stronger Toge...

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