Charles Preston/CPJ Guest Blogger

Charles Preston is an activist, community organizer, and journalist based in Chicago. He most recently profiled Zachary Stoner for the Chicago Defender.

Zack Stoner, left, pictured with two members of Good Brothers, a community group he was part of. Stoner was shot dead in Chicago in May. (Charles Preston)

With Zack Stoner’s killing, Chicago loses vital voice covering overlooked community

I weighed the possibility of being killed for writing this. Seriously. I know that shedding light on or speaking about particular persons and issues can increase the likelihood of being murdered, especially in Chicago. To some this may seem like hyperbole or another introduction to a hit-piece on the city’s violence, exaggerating statistics and depicting…

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