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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 ...

Chicago State University Reinvents Athletic Program With New Hires

Chicago State University recently held a press conference to announce two new head coaches for the school’s basketball teams. The school has hired Misty Opat to lead the women’s basketball program and Lance Irvin for the men’s basketball program. Both ...

Local Chef Launches Grab-And-Go Vegan Burrito In 187 Jewel-Osco Stores

The Fiesta Wrap from Moon Meals, Inc. is a vegan burrito that recently became available in the grab-and-go section of 187 Jewel-Osco stores in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. Moon Meals was founded by LaForce Baker who created the Fiesta Wrap ...

A CUSTOM FRAME IS WHAT GREAT ARTWORK DEMANDS, ACCORDING TO THE WOODSHOP

“I was just filling a void when I first opened up. There was very little African or African American art available to the community, the community meaning Chicago and the United States. When I first started selling art every major ...

Reception Held For Rebranding of ISF Bank

The African American owned Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan Association (ISF Bank) is a long time stakeholder in Chicago’s south side community and a recent reception in their main office, 4619 S. King Dr., celebrated the official rebranding of ...

JOS LUC WEEMS COMPETES IN JUNIOR GOLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: 8 Year Old Bowling Sensation!

Jos Weems is eight years old competing in the 12 and Under Boys (U12B) Junior Gold Championships bowling division. The Junior Gold Championships is an annual national tournament for the top male and female youth bowlers in the United States.

South Side Church Hosts Worlds Largest Baby Shower

New Beginnings Church of Chicago and Project H.O.O.D. are hosting the Worlds Largest Baby Shower on Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on King Drive From 65th to 67th Streets. At the event, expectant and single parents will ...

BETTER MAN THAN ME FOUNDATION PREPARES FOR ROOFTOP AWARDS CEREMONY

The Better Man Than Me Foundation is preparing to award their seventh academic scholarship at the Better Man Than Me Rooftop Party on Aug. 17 at the Cliff Dwellers Club. Aside from preparing for the upcoming event, the organization is ...

DINING ON THE FIVE EXTENDED TO LABOR DAY

Several businesses along 75th Street in Chatham are participating in the second annual Dining on the 5 event hosted by the Greater Chatham Initiative. Several participating restaurants are offering a $5 to $10 special for the duration of the event ...

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