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NEW SCHOOL FOR GIRLS LAUNCHED

“This is an age where children are still trying to find themselves and identify who they are,” James said. “So, it would be in our best interest to try to cultivate children at the 10 through 12 age range so ...

MARIJUANA JUSTICE ACT INTRODUCED

Booker stated the United States Federal Prison population has gone up 800 percent and has had a 500 percent increase in incarceration of poor and people of color, the mentally ill, addicted people and veterans since the 1980’s.

GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES INVITED TO WOMEN’S FORUM

A grassroots coalition of Illinois women will host a panel discussion to hear viewpoints and policy ideas from Democratic candidates for governor. The panel discussion will take plan on October 26.

Thornton Township To Host Its 1st Annual Taste Tourney & 16th annual Taste

New this year, Thornton Township will feature a one-day basketball tournament where police officers and teens compete together on the same team for the pride of their town. Ten police departments within Thornton Township will compete in the single-day tournament. ...

GROUP HOSTS TROLLEY TOUR

“We realized that selling a house isn’t just about the location of where a house is on a block,” Nelson said. “But it’s how the block is a part of the neighborhood and how the neighborhood is a part of ...

COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISCUSSES GUN VIOLENCE WITH RESIDENTS

“Someone told me ‘people are being shot in the morning in broad daylight and it’s not even curfew hours.’ But I said there are a lot of young people being shot after curfew, he said, adding, “someone’s child is actually ...

Regina Belle to perform at 28th Annual African Festival of the Arts Gala at DuSable Museum

Africa International House will host their Annual Gala, held as a precursor to the 28th Annual African Festival of the Arts (AFA), at the DuSable Museum on Friday, August 18 from 7 p.m. - 11p.m. The event will feature a ...

REGISTER FOR CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO’S FALL 2017 SEMESTER BY AUGUST 21

Chicagoans can register now for the Fall 2017 semester at City Colleges of Chicago (CCC). CCC is the largest community college system in Illinois. The registration deadline for the 16-week Fall term is Monday, August 21, 2017, with classes beginning ...

Parents are Buying Black as Kids Head Back-to-School

The time for students to return to school is approaching and Black businesses around the world have creative back-to-school supplies, backpacks, clothing and more for students’ upcoming school year. The Citizen created a list of seven Black owned businesses where ...

DOLTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 149 SPARES THE LOCAL COMMUNITY LOSS OF A NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL

Caroline Sibley Elementary School, located in Calumet City, will welcome its students when the new school year begins on August 21 with a newly landscaped green space where its north wing stood only a few weeks ago.

ENTIRE BLOCK DEDICATED TO LATE CHICAGO CITY COMPTROLLER

Alderman Edward M. Burke (14th) presided over a ceremony dedicating an entire block along South Clark Street between Madison and Monroe Streets in honor of the late Chicago City Comptroller Clark Burrus.

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Launches Internship Program

The ILBCF summer internship goals are to ensure each intern gains an how to address those concerns through advocacy.

BLACK WEALTH 2020: NEW ECONOMIC JUSTICE MOVEMENT AIMS TO ‘TURBO CHARGE’ BLACK WEALTH IN AMERICA

According to the following statistics, the economic condition of America’s Black community is in dire straits: A recent study by Harvard University found that homeownership in the Black community stands at only 42.2 percent in the nation’s largest metro areas. ...

BARBARA BOUTTE DIES AT 86

Barbara Gonzaque Boutte, who was renowned for her involvement in a host of social service and civil rights organizations died at her home in Markham, Illinois on July 17. She was 86. Boutte succumbed after a long battle with Multiple ...

Ralph Leslie Joins Obama Foundation as CFO

The Obama Foundation recently announced Ralph Leslie as Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Financial Officer, Ralph will oversee the financial planning for the Obama Foundation, including its accounting and budget operations.

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