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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Opening First Neighborhood Center

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the new Blue Door Neighborhood Center that will soon be located in the 111th Street Gateway Retail Center, 756 E. 111th Street, in the Pullman neighborhood. The neighborhood center is being made possible ...

ONE OF CHICAGO’S REMAINING “GODFATHERS OF THE BLACK CHURCH” SUCCUMBS AT 98

Reverend Bass was the Organizer and retired Pastor of Mt. Olive M.B. Church, 5729 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL. “Pastor Bass was a mentor to all of us who dared to be leaders of congregations. He taught us all that ...

SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY SERVICES ORGANIZATION PREPARES FOR CHRISTMAS TREE GIVEAWAY

Centers for New Horizons Inc. is preparing for their third annual Christmas Tree Giveaway for community residents. On Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon to 2 p.m., the nonprofit organization will be giving away 100 Christmas trees and providing an opportunity ...

Chicago Activist Aims To Replace Guns With Hammers To Reduce Gun Violence

A local activist, Demetrius Nash, recently founded the nonprofit organization Replace Guns With Hammers as a way to reduce violence in Chicago’s most underserved communities. The goal of the organization is to give young men an opportunity to work on ...

EMERGENCY COMMUNITY MEETING HELD TO SEEK SOLUTIONS TO GUN VIOLENCE

Alderman Michelle Harris (8th Ward) recently participated in an emergency community meeting at Bethlehem Star Missionary Baptist Church where six people were shot leaving a funeral on Oct. 22.

Bank president aims to revitalize the South Side

The new president of Seaway, a division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union, said he is on a mission to help revitalize the South Side through partnerships with nonprofits, elected officials, community stakeholders, and local businesses

Contexture Media Network Announces Launch of Script to Silverscreen Initiative For Chicagoland Screenwriters

Contexture Media Network is excited to announce the launch of Movie Maker Mondays, as part of The Script to Silverscreen Initiative at Movie Studio Grill - Chatham 210 West 87th Street Chicago, IL 60620, from 7pm - 9pm from Monday, ...

South Side Filmmaker Premiers New Movie Titled Law of Moises

Two recent events were held in Chicago to celebrate the premiere of Law of Moises, a new film that was written, produced and directed by Crystal Barnes. Barnes, who lives in Greater Grand Crossing and grew up on the south ...

KANYE WEST VISITS CHICAGO TO EXPLORE REOPENING THE AVALON REGAL THEATER

Alderman of Chicago’s 8th Ward, Michelle Harris, recently met with Kanye West and Jerald Gary, owner of the Avalon Regal Theater, to discuss how the three of them can work together to achieve their common goal of reopening Chicago’s Landmark ...

Ford Freedom Honoring Unsung Heroes In The African American Community

In every community there are individuals who go above and beyond to positively impact countless lives. Their stories deserve recognition.

Town Hall Meeting at Avalon Park

Eighth Ward Alderman Michelle Harris will host an upcoming fall 8th Ward “Committed to the Community,” Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Avalon Park Field House, 1215 East 83rd Street.

AFTER DECADES OF WRITING AND RECITING POETRY, BABA GRIOT RECEIVES LIVING LEGEND AWARD

Leonard Lucas, better known by his stage name Baba Griot, was recently honored at the second annual National Spoken Word Awards with the 2018 Living Legend Award. Baba Griot was honored for his five decades of writing and reciting poetry ...

PRIDE, ATHLETIC PROWESS AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE FUEL THE HBCU CLASSICS HERE AND NATIONWIDE

When the Miles College Golden Bears and Morehouse College’s Maroon Tigers take to the field for their momentous match-up on Saturday September 22 at Soldier Field as part of the Chicago Football Classic, they will join a long tradition of ...

Alderman Michelle A. Harris Prepares The Ward For Up Coming Parade & Jamboree

''One Community-One Family" Back-to-School Parade & Jamboree on Sept. 8, 2018. Summer is quickly drawing to a close, and the start of the new school year is here!

14TH ANNUAL SILAS PURNELL COLLEGE EXPO WILL TAKE PLACE IN SEPTEMBER

The Chesterfield Community Council will host their 14th Annual Silas Purnell College Expo at the Tuley Park Field House, near the corner of E. 90th St. and King Dr., on Sept. 8. The free event was created to expose students ...

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