Juell Stewart

juellshot.jpgJuell is a contributor to ColorLines, and a former Research Fellow at ARC. A Brooklyn resident by way of Chicago, she's most interested in addressing structural racism by exploring channels for community organizations and grassroots groups to affect social policy at the local and national level. She writes about food justice, urban policy and pop culture. She gets journalistic inspiration from everything around her-- from the stories she heard during her time as a labor organizer to her love of the communities that raised her, and even biking across the Pulaski Bridge.

Youth Say Race Still Matters--So What Are They Doing About It?

by Juell Stewart on Jun 28, 2011 10:50AM

Our focus groups found young people still see race shaping U.S. society. Here are five campaigns working with them to tackle modern racism.

Topics: Youth and Race, Schools & Youth

Is Michelle Obama's Wal-Mart Endorsement a Healthy Idea?

by Juell Stewart on Mar 4, 2011 10:00AM

If she really wants to alter the food landscape, it's not only smart but essential, writes Juell Stewart. Change starts with giving consumers good choices.

Topics: How We Eat, Health

Need Holiday Recipes? Here's What's Cooking at ColorLines

by Juell Stewart on Dec 21, 2010 9:40AM

Juell Stewart rounds up some of her favorite healthy spins on traditional dishes. You got one?

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Reformers Everybody Ignored While Fussing Over the Tea Party

by Juell Stewart on Nov 1, 2010 10:06AM

Juell Stewart wanders into the real grassroots of Obama-era national politics.

Topics: 2010 Elections

Study Shows How to Build LGBT, Racial Justice Movements Together

by Juell Stewart on Oct 4, 2010 3:44PM

ARC's researchers explore the ties between two crucial movements that are too often seen as in combat.


Chicago's Fight Over "La Casita" Reveals Rifts in School Reform

by Juell Stewart on Sep 24, 2010 4:35PM

Students and parents are protesting a neighborhood school's demolition.


5 Ways Neighborhoods Are Taking Control of Their Food Systems

by Juell Stewart on Aug 13, 2010 3:30PM

We're glad Michelle Obama's got our back, but here's what some folks are doing on their own--and what you can do too.

Topics: How We Eat, Health

Cop in Chicago Torture Scandal Finally Nailed--for Perjury

by Juell Stewart on Jun 30, 2010 9:26AM

Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and perjury--after allegedly overseeing the torture of hundreds of Black men.

Topics: Criminal Justice

It's Happening Again. What Aiyana Jones' Death Tells Us

by Juell Stewart on May 17, 2010 6:15PM

aiyanajones_familyphoto.jpgIt’s an all-too-familiar occurrence: A


White House Task Force Reports on Kiddie Obesity

by Juell Stewart on May 13, 2010 7:50PM

obesity jpgThe White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity—a committee launched