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MELVIN KING, AN ARTIST ON A MISSION Church inspired scenes become the focus on artists’ work

King, who began his passion as an artist at ten years old, said he didn’t know any Black artists at the time. But King said he began to get heavily attached to artwork by White artists like Clifford Lee, Pablo ...

13 YEAR OLD CHATHAM TWINS SCORE BIG ON CPS SELECTIVE ENROLLMENT TEST

Alexis and Kayla Cain, 13- year old twin sisters who are residents of Chatham Village scored 898 and 896 out of a possible 900 on the CPS Selective Enrollment test at Kenwood Academy. Straight A students and perennials on the ...

Chicago’s Evolving Neighborhoods

Have you ever wondered about the history of the neighborhood you live in or why it may have changed over the years? Neighborhood experts say reasons behind changes in communities are often related to a loss of industrial jobs, racial ...

New Entrepreneur Seminar for Students at Dyett High School

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), will keynote the Phenomenal Woman Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 6, paying tribute to ten outstanding Chicago area women whose excellence in a variety of fields commands recognition. The event is the kickoff• to The Black ...

While the Obama Presidential Library promises to benefit the community, groups call for a written agreement

A local community coalition is calling for a community benefits agreement for the Obama Presidential Library. The Obama Library Community Benefits Agreement Coalition said they feel a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) is necessary due to Black residents being displaced by ...

ORGANIZATION’S PLAN TO BUILD YOUTH CENTER OFFERS HOPE TO MILLENNIALS

Urban L.O.V.E. Community Development Corp. is a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering underserved youth through love and the gift of giving.

ETSF Awards Scholarships to Young Black Males

Chicago native and former Quentis Bernard Garth (QBG) Foundation Scholarship recipient, Tenisha Taylor Bell is keeping her promise to send more black males to college and fewer to the coroner.

CHICAGO BRIDGE GETS A MAKEOVER

“The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that $4.2 million dollars will be released for a City of Chicago project to repair two key [impaired] bridges that carry Lake Shore Drive over Lawrence Avenue and Wilson Avenue. The project’s total ...

IT’S TIME TO GET EXCITED ABOUT ROBOTS!

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), located on 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, is celebrating the exciting field of robotics during [the eighth annual] National Robotics Week Apr. 8-9 and 14-15, 2017. Guests can interact with a number of ...

Ice Box Derby Exposes Girls To Stem Related Careers

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), and is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider with approximately 6.6 million customers.

STUDIO MOVIE GRILL CHATHAM HOSTS 6 WEEKS OF COMMUNITY EVENTS

Chatham’s resident first-run movie theater Studio Movie Grill (“SMG”), is celebrating the completion of its nearly $3 million recent remodel with a six-week lineup of special screenings and events.

SUMMIT HELPS STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY TIES

“The Woodlawn Community Summit and South East Chicago Commission (SECC) recently held their the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Community Summit, with a community-driven theme “What’s Going On.” The event was held on Saturday March 18, 2017, from 8 a.m. -12 p.m., ...

‘IMAGINE ENGLEWOOD IF’ OFFERS A CHANCE TO GIVE BACK

“Imagine Englewood If ” presented its Growing Citizen Leaders program and held an interest meeting Mar. 13,2017 at 730 W. 69th st. The Growing Citizen Leaders Program (GCL) is a unique and life changing program devoted to providing a safe ...

NEW RESOURCES SUPPORT THRIVING RETAIL CORRIDORS ACROSS CHICAGO

Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced new resources designed to support thriving retail corridors across Chicago’s South, Southwest and West Sides. The Retail Thrive Zones initiative will invest an initial $16 million directly into commercial strips in eight neighborhoods, creating jobs ...

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE JAZZ COMBO AND VOICES BRING COMMUNITY TOGETHER

The musicians of South Suburban College Jazz Combo and the South Suburban College Voices thrilled the audience with tunes by jazz legends on Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on SSC’s Main Campus. Sam ...

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