Meet Real Chi Reporter: Sidney Trotter


Hi I’m Sidney and I am a non -bias media maker. I pay attention to all sides of the story because everyone has different viewpoints. I love that Chicago has its original flavor when it comes down to music, and clothing. I spent half of my life in the Lawndale community, so I know about all the, day to day struggles that African Americans face. Real Chi Youth is a way for me to express myself. Being silent is not a option here. I love stories that can have meaning to me, especially those I can relate to. Media coverage in Chicago can focus on the negative side of living in “bad neighborhoods”. More coverage shows the killings and gangs instead of those who are actually making a positive impact. Real Chi can show that we are more than “thugs”, we are kids who have a voice.

By: Sidney Trotter


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