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Betty Shabazz Student Scores a Perfect 300 on CPS Selective-Enrollment Test

Bolden, an eighth grader at Betty Shabazz Academy (BSA), 7823 S. Ellis Ave., has been at the school for five years and graduated recently. The scholar enjoys reading, creative writing, yoga, nature and chess. “Of course we all are very ...

ART INSTALLATION IN BROWN MEMORIAL PARK HONORS FIRST RESPONDERS

A temporary art installation, We Honor You, was recently on display in Brown Memorial Park to honor 200 first responders who live or serve in the Greater Chatham community. We Honor You was a collaborative effort between the Greater Chatham ...

Long Time Woodlawn Activist Supports Obama Presidential Center

With the recent news of the nearly-unanimous Chicago City Council vote to approve the construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park, Dr. Leon Finney Jr., founder and CEO of Urban Broadcast Media and longtime community activist in ...

CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY NAMES Z SCOTT AS PRESIDENT

“Z brings an infectious energy, confident leadership, a distinguished academic record and a lifetime immersed in leading initiatives that strengthen Chicago communities,” said Reverend Marshall Hatch, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Chicago State University and Pastor of New ...

GRADUATION STORIES SHOWING GRIT AND DETERMINATION

“I grew up on the south side of Chicago,” said Joya. “Chicago State has always been a place known for its nurturing faculty and I wanted to attend a university where I knew I would be known by name and ...

THIS YEAR’S PRAYER ON THE 9 WILL FOCUS ON YOUNG VOICES

Pastor John Hannah and the New Life Covenant Southend Church are preparing for this year’s annual Prayer on the 9 initiative. This year Hannah is calling for the congregation and the entire Chicago community to March and Pray For Our ...

Former Robert Taylor Homes Resident Releases Book About Experiences

Over the weekend, Crystal Lampkins-Banks released a new book, Hi’Yella: Life in the Projects, that details her experiences growing up in the Robert Taylor Homes, a low-income high-rise housing development in Bronzeville that has since been demolished.

SSC’s 10th Anniversary Women’s Conference a Huge Success

Women’s History Month may have come and gone, the event chairpersons (Alexandra Glumac and Rebecca Garcia-Westburg) of South Suburban College’s 10th Anniversary Women’s Conference now know what others have suspected all along—this year’s Women’s Conference was a huge success!

MOVING IDEAS INTO ACTION WITH THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST’S ACTING UP AWARDS

Over the past two years, Acting Up awards totaling nearly $200,000 have been given to 135 diverse projects discussed during On the Table. This year, the Trust will be giving away more than $150,000 – in $1,500, $2,500 and $5,000 ...

NEW LIFE COVENANT CHURCH SE WILL TAKE TO STREETS OF SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO WITH “PRAYER ON THE 9” DEMONSTRATION

Pastor Hannah was inspired by the survivors of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who organized the March for Our Lives protest against gun violence and rallied the nation in Washington, DC. Thousands are expected to ...

EIGHTH WARD RESIDENTS PROTEST ALDERMAN BACKED HOUSING PROJECT

Residents of Chicago’s Eighth Ward recently gathered outside the office of their alderman, Michelle Harris, to protest a new senior housing development, the Montclare Senior Residences of Calumet Heights, that she is pushing for at the corner of 94th St. ...

Joshua C. Shelton, Sr., Chicago Police Department’s youngest faith-based liaison brings compassion and grace to tough job through seminary training

Officer Joshua Shelton, 33, remembers the time he saw his first homicide victim. It was a young, black male who had been shot and killed and left dying on his feet in the vestibule of his apartment building, while his ...

Upcoming Health and Medical Career Conference for Young People

On April 21, the I Am Abel Foundation (IAAF) is hosting their second annual Health and Medical Careers Citywide Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and also their third annual Preparing Our Successors in Medicine Student Gala at 6:30 ...

Gregory Jones, Principal at Kenwood Academy High School, Honored with Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award

Golden Apple, a leading Illinois nonprofit committed to developing great teachers, recently surprised Gregory Jones, principal of Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago, with the Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award. The award, presented in memory of Stanley C. Golder, a ...

UPCOMING WOMEN’S GALA FEATURES BERTINA POWER AS MC

A local organization, She ROCKS It, is preparing for their second annual Women Who ROCK Award Gala on May 6 to honor 22 empowering women from the Chicagoland area. The event will be held at the Bolingbrook Golf Course and ...