In the Frunchroom: Natalie Y. Moore

Over the next week, we’ll be posting bios of the readers who will join us on April 16th at O’Rourke’s Office. First up is Natalie Y. Moore, the South Side Bureau Reporter for WBEZ-FM.

Natalie’s work has been published in Essence, Black Enterprise, the Chicago Reporter, Bitch, In These Times, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. She is co-author of the book Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation. She is also co-author of The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang. She’s currently working on a book about segregation on the South Side. It will be out next year.

For the April 16th event, Natalie will be reading some in-progress work from her new book. She’ll cover the topics of food deserts, corner stores and the differences in shopping on the North vs. South sides.

Residents of Beverly/Morgan Park will likely already be familiar with Moore’s work at WBEZ, specifically her report on the history of integration here, which later became a Q&A event at the Beverly Arts Center. You can read more of her South Side reporting here or watch the video below to learn more about WBEZ’s South Side bureau.

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