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kEYNOTE HELPS BLACK WOMEN BREAK THE GLASS CEILING

Northwestern University is honoring Black historic leaders during Black History Month with several events that will include award winning multicultural marketer Lizette Williams, who will discuss ‘Cracking the concrete ceiling: Bringing Black Girl Magic to Corporate America,” on Feb. 22, ...

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.

AMERICA CHOSE DONALD TRUMP, NOW IT WILL CHOKE ON HIM

Now that we have Donald Trump as our president, most Americans know that we have really screwed up. Since early November, we have heard numerous influential Americans “whistling past the graveyard” by making comments about how Trump might surprise us ...

Website Helps Visitors Improve Black Economic Conditions

On Thanksgiving Day of 2015, Fred Bethel and Tavares Bethel (brothers) were discussing the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the many shootings of Black men across America as well as the deplorable conditions surrounding Black communities. With approximately 46 million Black Americans ...

ART EXAMINES THE STATE OF BLACKNESS

“My main desire is for people to be challenged by my two-dimensional paintings and for the gallery to be a space of healing, exchange, dialogue and an encouragement space where people can see not just a show with pieces on ...

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 ...

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO PAYS TRIBUTE TO GWENDOLYN BROOKS

Our Miss Brooks 100 is an ongoing centennial celebration of the life and legacy of Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks. If Ms. Brooks were alive today she would be celebrating her 100th birthday on June 7, 2017.

Marching Beyond the Mountain

Thornton Township presents Marching Beyond the Mountain: A Black History Month event featuring civil rights activists, comedian and writer Dick Gregory. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Human Relations Commission and the Youth and Adult Family Services Department, takes ...

HIDDEN FIGURES HIGHLIGHTS STELLAR ACHIEVEMENTS OF BLACK WOMEN

Since Hidden Figures hit the box o ce last December, there is a buzz of excitement in the air from audiences everywhere who’ve flocked to theaters to see the true story of three highly intelligent black women who helped launched ...

Walgreens Expression Challenge honors area students

Walgreens honored seven Chicago area students for their talents in creative writing, visual arts, and multimedia. According to Vanessa Abron, Walgreens Expression Challenge spokesperson, this gave them the opportunity to off“er their opinions of what today’s teens face. The 2016 ...

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 ...

Business partnership gives access to culturally relevant books

African Ancestry, Inc. recently announced its partnership with MahoganyBooks, an awardwinning online bookstore that specializes in books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora. The partnership underscores the power of Black businesses with aligned missions uniting to ...

Changing business dynamics through diversity

Recently, more than 50 speakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, representing four dozen major corporations, prominent business and community organizations and leading universities and over 300 conference participants attended the second annual Asian American Business Roundtable (AABR) “The New Majority: Igniting ...

ComEd Black History Month Campaign Helps Teens Explore ‘Unexpected’ STEM Careers

Chicago - For the fourth year, ComEd’s annual Black History Month campaign provides stimulating seminars to expose African American high school students to non-traditional and ‘unexpected’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. For 2017, ‘Solar Spotlight’ will explore STEM ...

Civil Rights Attorney Charles F. Coleman Jr. Named Harvest Male “SWAG Man of The Year”

Charles F. Coleman, Jr. will once again “lead by example” in a most stylish fashion as the first recipient of the Harvest Male 2017 SWAG Man of the Year Award, a recognition that celebrates a community advocate whose style is ...

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