WGN News Series – How a Hunger Strike Saved a Southside High School |#ThrowbackThursday

A group of activists went on a 34-day hunger strike to keep Bronzeville’s Dyett High School from shuttering its doors. WGN Radio’s Dometi Pongo looks at how leaders grappled with how to take the school in a new direction and READ MORE

“Dometi Pongo: New School With Old School Values”| A Chicago Defender Profile

Photo Credit: Mary Datcher, Chicago Defender

Being the new kid on the block may not always have its perks, but being one of the younger rising stars at a familiar Chicago radio station can reap great benefits. Dometi Pongo has worked at WVON … [Read more]

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ICYMI: ContextureTV Streams Panel on Millennial Civic Engagement

ContextureTV streams live from the “Engaging Millennials in Government and Politics” panel moderated by Dometi Pongo at the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform’s Summit for Action & Civic Reform.

The Laquan McDonald case shamed media, says Sun-Times writer at southside forum

Columnist Mary Mitchell says the Laquan McDonald case both shamed and educated media as police accounts are no longer taken at face value.