The Root Cities: Chicago
In Part 2 of our series profiling Barack Obama's kind of town, The Root looks at the mighty tradition of black Chicago's business success.
In the first in a weeklong series profiling Chi-Town, The Root examines the rise and fall -- and rise -- of the city's black political machine, and the likelihood that the next mayor will be black.
In Part 3 in a series profiling the "Chi," The Root explores the fun side of the city that Lorraine Hansberry, Kanye West and the president call home.
The Root Cities: Chicago series
Why black Chicagoans aren't willing to give the president's former chief of staff an automatic pass in his bid for mayor.
THE ROOT'S CITY PROFILES
Who's got the power in the A?
Have some hot fun in Atlanta.
Explore fun in Brooklyn.
Find out who's holding the pursestrings in Brooklyn.
Washington, D.C., and the rebirth of cool.
Who's got the green in the nation's capital?
Power and politics in the Chocolate City.
Will Ron Dellums be Oakland's last black mayor?
Where's the money trail lead in The Town?
Find the club scene in Oakland.