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HAKI R. MADHUBUTIS 75 YEAR LEGACY CONTINUES

Whether it was teaching at colleges like Chicago State University, Howard University and the University of Iowa or through his 1-million copy best-seller book entitled, “Black Men: Obsolete, Single, And Dangerous? The African American Family in Transition”(1990), Madhubuti has inspired ...

ORGANIZATIONS HONORED FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

“More than 1,500 community developers, architects, business leaders, neighborhood advocates and elected officials came together recently for the 23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) located at the McCormick Place (2301 S. Indiana Ave.). Nine organizations were honored for their ...

RESTAURATEUR AND ACTIVIST JOSEPHINE WADE TO GET STREET NAMED IN HER HONOR

The community leaders in the Chatham, Chesterfield and Park Manor communities lobbied city officials for the designation. “Mrs. Wade has been an icon “woman/business activist” in the Park Manor community for more than a decade. Her community participation and involvement ...

YOUNG CHICAGO POET SHARES WOMANIST VIEWS

“My artistic statement is the examination of the intersectionalities between womanism and the hood,” Black said. “A lot of times people associate marginalized neighborhoods like Englewood, Austin or the “hood” in general with hyper-dominance or hyper-masculinity. But people never really ...

Respected longtime Chicago Area HIV Specialist to see patients at AHF’s Hyde Park and South Side locations

“I am so excited to join AHF and continue providing exceptional care to Chicago’s LGBT community and people living with HIV/AIDS,” said Dr. Wilson. “My goal is to help our patients achieve complete total wellness in their lives and empower ...

DEFEATING CANCER AND THE POWER OF A POSITIVE THOUGHT

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cancer disease in total deaths for women in the United States, and is currently “accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.” In fact, more than 22,000 U.S. women ...

Students, community benefit from Fellows program at U of C

In 2013, the University of Chicago created the “Institute of Politics” (IOP) Fellows Program. Since it’s creation, political leaders from around the globe have come together to use political strategies to help serve Chicago in multiple ways.

Illinois Veterans Receive Child-Care Assistance

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs along with IDVA Director Erica Je£ries and Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti recently announced a new pilot program called, “Tiny Boots Child Care Program.” The announcement was made at Hines VA Hospital located on 5000 ...

AS COMMUNITY BANKS DISAPPEAR, ISF BANK FILLS THE GAP

Illinois Service Federal Savings Bank (ISF Bank) will celebrate its 83rd anniversary with a customer appreciation event on May 18, 2017 and has plans to serve Chicago’s black community better now and into the future.

CCC CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY

In celebration of Black History Month, the Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) will perform February 22nd and 23rd at the Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan Ave., beginning at 10:45 p.m., according to Dave Adams, director of Marketing and Communications for the ...

FBI Chicago Division develops FBI student Explorers

The FBI Chicago Division created its Explorer Post program five years ago to help teach Chicago teens about the fundamentals and skills of FBI Agents and staff workers. The FBI Chicago Division’s Edwin C. Shanahan Explorer Post #1920 was established ...

RESIDENTS SAY IT’S TIME TO CLEAN UP THE TRASH

Chicago Community Police Officer Clayton Hutchinson and members of the 3rd District held their annually CAPS meeting Jan. 24, 2017 at Park Manor Christian Church, located on 600 E. 73rd St., to combat and resolve problems in the neighborhood.

LEADERS, RESIDENTS RESPOND TO DOJ REPORT

The Justice Department (DOJ) recently announced that it found reasonable cause to believe that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) engages in a pattern or practice of using force, including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.

Duckworth Addresses Women’s March on Washington

“Right now, there are real threats to women’s rights and civil rights in our country. However, the core values of our great nation – values for which I and countless other service members risked our lives and limbs to protect ...

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER OFFERS STUDENTS ‘REAL TALK’ ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

“It is so important right now to have an intelligent conversation with them (youths) because I hate to say it, many of these young people are not having intelligent conversations coming from their homes.