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ILLINOIS HAS A NEW BUDGET, BUT SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS STILL LACK STATE FUNDING

The crisis took a toll on social service organizations like LSSI where today it still lacks state funding

60 Percent of Employers Plan to Hire Full-time, Permanent Employees in the Second Half of 2017

The odds of landing one – and getting paid more - are in your favor, according to CareerBuilder’s 2017 Midyear Job Forecast.

ONEUNITED BANK’S CONTROVERSIAL MURAL FORESHADOWS THE #BANKBLACK MOVEMENT- ANNIVERSARY

The emotionally charged work of art by internationally acclaimed, Miami based muralist Addonis Parker, directly confronts issues and events facing the Black community: racism, bigotry, violence, protest, the massacre in South Carolina, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and first responders. OneUnited ...

DEATH AFTER SWIMMING IS EXTREMELY RARE – AND IS NOT “DRY DROWNING”

“Parents are being unduly alarmed by media reports suggesting that children can die from drowning a week after swimming,” said Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

ROLAND MARTIN LAUNCHES FUNDING INITIATIVE FOR HBCUS

The movement began with a lapel pin. After a series of speeches at academic institutions, Martin accumulated a collection of pins representing each school. Inspired, he began to promote the cause, #HBCUGivingDay, by wearing a different pin on his show ...

THROW THE DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY WIDE OPEN FOR OUR YOUTH

We must resist. We must reverse their damage and prevent them from doing it again. Let’s push forward and throw wide the doors of opportunity for all.

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Over $40 Million for Community Health Centers

“Community health clinics help children, families and seniors across Illinois access essential healthcare services,” said Duckworth. “This funding will enable these clinics to continue providing quality, affordable care to thousands of Illinois families, which is crucial to the overall strength ...

City Attends Hearing in Police Reform Lawsuit

“It’s the right thing to do because our community has been affected the most by the injustice that has been going on with the police department,” Beale said. “We need the police department to be partners with us to fight ...

MELANIN VOICES HOSTED IN HYDE PARK

The largely scripted show, inclusive of poetry, short stories, vignettes, fiction, and non-fiction work of various Chicago artists, is weaved together to create a beautiful narrative. The readings and performances are centered on the experiences of black women.

AUTO COMPANIES FIND SUCCESS WITH DIVERSITY PROGRAMS

A survey by Atlassian showed, “that 83 percent of tech employees believe their company is already diverse, and 79 percent think the average team at their company has a diverse set of team members,” according to the Silicon Valley Business ...

FACING A CRITICAL BLOOD SHORTAGE, AMERICAN RED CROSS ASKS FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP

Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer donations than needed and causing a significant draw down of the Red Cross blood supply. The shortfall is the equivalent of the Red ...

New Intel Grant Program Invests $4.5 Million to Support STEM Pathways for HBCU Students

As part of the program, $3.9 million will be awarded directly to the HBCUs and $600,000 will be used for workshops and activities that bring HBCUs and the technology industry together to ensure students are prepared with the relevant skills ...

What the Life Insurance Companies DON’T Want You to Know

You can win if you do one thing right! Here’s the secret of winning the game of life insurance, it’s very simple: DIE WITH YOUR POLICY IN FORCE! To avoid being a part of the insurance game seek advice from ...

DO YOU REALLY HAVE ASTHMA?

It is the response you’d expect from anyone who has been told their entire life that they had asthma, only to find out that they had been misdiagnosed. According to Dr. Edward Lisberg, Director of research at the Asthma and ...

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE OFFERING SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT DEGREE

South Suburban College prepares graduates of the SPA program to become eligible for licensure with the State of Illinois

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