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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 ...

Grants Available for Neighborhood-Based, Antiviolence Summer Programs in Chicago

The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities seeks to support programs in 17 targeted communities that are designed to promote peace, build trust and strengthen relationships among neighborhood residents across ages. The Fund’s application process is very simple and ...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Leads Charge to Investigate Federal Advertising

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has heard the call for a new report on federal advertising and they’re listening.

FREE TOURS CELEBRATE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY

Join the party as the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the iconic architect with free tours and refreshments at the Trust’s popular tour sites in Oak Park and Chicago.

ADVOCATE SUPPORTS CHICAGO UNEMPLOYED WOMEN WITH HEALTH CARE INITIATIVE

JPMorgan Chase and Advocate Health Care leadership, elected officials and community leaders joined together on April 20, 2017 at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, located on 836 W. Wellington Ave., to celebrate more than 90 Healthcare Workforce Collaborative graduates.

Loyola Performs 900th Lung Transplant

Loyola Medicine’s groundbreaking lung transplant program reached a new milestone when it recently performing its 900th transplant. The patient is Chicago police officer Theresa Boss- French, 51, who received a double lung transplant performed by cardiothoracic surgeon Jeffrey Schwartz, MD. ...

MAKING HISTORY FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN LEADS MATTESON

Sheila Chalmers-Currin has been elected as the first female African American Village President in Matteson, Illinois. Chalmers-Currin filed for the position on December 19, 2016 because she felt there were necessary changes needed to be implemented in Matteson, according to ...

TOWN HALL HELD TO DISCUSS OPIOID CRISIS

Congressman Danny Davis said he plans for Representative La Shawn Ford to be one of the leaders that will help him deal with the issues and questions of substance abuse and opioid abuse.

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 ...

COULD NEW YORK WORKER-OWNED GREEN BUSINESS MODEL BE A SOLUTION FOR IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS FOR BLACKS NATIONWIDE?

Top Black Environmentalists “Nikki Silvestri, who is the Executive Director of Green For All, Denzel Thompson, who is the Co-Founder of Philadelphia Urban Creators, Tanya Fields, founder of The BLK Projek, Norris McDonald, founder of the African-American Environmentalist Association, Urban ...

52 years and still going strong, the Citizen celebrates 52 years of service

The Chicago Citizen Newspaper Group Inc. (CCNG) has been in existence for 52 years and celebrates its anniversary each year on April 19. Under the leadership of the papers’ past chief executive officer, president and publisher William Garth, Sr., the ...

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: Oakwood University Crowned Champion at 28th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

After twenty rounds of intense competition, Oakwood University was crowned the 28th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament (NCT) champion on Monday, April 10, 2017.

THE BLACK PRESS SHOWS RESILIENCE OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY

“You can see it in the spirit of the process that we have [developed] in documenting our history—we are marvelously resilient by nature, we are street fighters, guerilla fighters and resilience defines us,” said NNPA Foundation Board Chairman Al McFarland.

REMEMBER THE CHIBOK GIRLS

Three years ago, Boko Haram terrorists burst into dormitory rooms at the Government Secondary School in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok and kidnapped nearly 300 girls simply because they dared to get an education. In the days leading up ...

VOLUNTEERS BRING EASTER CELEBRATION TO HOMEBOUND ELDERS

What’s better than an Easter basket filled with treats to remind Chicago’s lonely and isolated seniors they are not forgotten?

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