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PROJECT GENTLEMEN TO GIVE 1,000 FREE SUITS TO GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL MALE SENIORS

CHICAGO – More than 300 young men from 65 local-area high schools will be dressed to impress for their high school graduation courtesy of Project Gentlemen. Project Gentlemen is the charitable arm of I Am a Gentleman, Inc. (IAAG), a ...

PROJECT GENTLEMEN TO GIVE 1,000 FREE SUITS TO GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL MALE SENIORS

More than 300 young men from 65 local-area high schools will be dressed to impress for their high school graduation courtesy of Project Gentlemen.

Entrepreneurship Is Only For Risk Takers

“You have to be willing to step out there and take some risks,” Herman said. “You have to be willing to do the work of working on the business as well as doing your passion so you can grow the ...

Chicago State University Hires New Interim President

“I left retirement to take the responsibility of preparing CSU for the permanent President,” Lindsey said. “I should point out that I never had a day of regret about retiring but it is my deep and abiding passion for CSU’s ...

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

Chicago, IL (May 2017) – Senior Pastor John F. Hannah and the New Life Covenant SE Church congregation invite the entire Chicago community to stand together for a “CELEBRATION OF LIFE” on Saturday, May 20, 2017 during the annual Prayer ...

NEW CHANCELLOR AIMS FOR STUDENT-CENTERED APPROACH

Juan Salgado began his first day as the Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) with a press conference on May 1, 2017 at Kennedy-King College, located on 740 West 63rd St.

FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA PLANS TO TRANSFORM JACKSON PARK

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a community event on May 3, 2017 at the South Shore Cultural Center, located on 7059 South Shore Dr., where the Obama Foundation released the conceptual vision and site map ...

“New Beginnings” Garden

In honor of this new garden, community partners local neighbors, activists and others joined together with elected officials to plant a brand new Community Vegetable Garden, which supports and promotes neighborhood beautification, environmental sustainability and healthy lifestyles.

Willie Lee Wilson files Racial Discrimination Complaint Against DNC

Former African-American Presidential Candidate Willie Lee Wilson, filed a civil complaint on April 20, 2017 in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on race discrimination grounds, according to Wilson's attorneys ...

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.