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Betty Shabazz Academy Featured in WCIU’s Black History Month Special

Betty Shabazz Academy (BSA), a campus of Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools, hosted the taping of “Creating History,” a Black History Month special from WCIU-TV “The U.” The 30-minute special features six local community activists who are working to create ...

CITY ANNOUNCES $2.5 MILLION INVESTMENT TO RENOVATE SOUTH SHORE LIBRARY

It was recently announced by the Mayor of Chicago and the Chicago Public Library that the South Shore Branch Library, located on 2505 E. 73rd St., will be one of the next neighborhood libraries in the city to receive a ...

Community Says ‘Thank You’ To First Responders With Free Family Fun Day

Over the last year, the Chicago Police Department has seen a tragic amount of officers die in the line of duty and that reality bears even more significance in CPD’s 5th District which covers several South Side neighborhoods like Pullman ...

Historic high school still opening doors for black students

When Wendell Phillips Academy High School was built in 1904, it became the first public high school in Chicago to have a mostly black, student population even though it’s named after a white man. The school is named after a ...

CITY OF CHICAGO UNVEILS NEW STREET SIGN THAT HONORS CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER

Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist, abolitionist, feminist, and activist who dedicated her life to fighting for women’s rights and African American justice. To honor this important piece of black history and her legacy, street signs for the new ...

Star of Lifetime’s American Beauty Star and Hollywood’s Go-To Makeup Master to Lead His First Hands on Master Class in the U.S.

Sir John Barnett’s commitment to natural beauty and ever-changing needs of women, paired with his focus on inclusivity and authenticity has elevated him to makeup nobility, as his name portends. As one of the most sought after makeup and color ...

Chicago Public Library Celebrates African American History Month

In honor of African American History Month in February, Chicago Public Library will feature a variety of programs for kids, teens and adults highlighting the culture, history and achievements of African Americans.

YOUNG CHICAGO ACTIVISTS TEAMS UP WITH NIKE FOR SPECIAL COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY

In many ways, Jahkil Jackson is a typical 11-year-old boy but where he stands out from the crowd is through his dedication to community service. Three years ago, Jackson founded Project I Am, a non-profit organization that works to build ...

South Side Organization Celebrates Black History With Free Gym Show

Like many others in the Englewood community, Asiaha Butler, co-founder and president of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (RAGE), remembers attending gym shows as a kid where community members would perform and showcase their talents. In honor of this ...

Newly Released Self-Help Memoir Allows Readers To Use Rejection As FUEL

Chicago native Michelamonè Henderson is an author, a life coach, a motivational speaker, and the founder and chief executive officer of The Core Woman Academy. Most recently, she released a book titled Rejection Saved My Life which is a self-help ...

SOUTH SUBURBAN BASED MARKETING COMPANY CELEBRATES BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP

WDB Marketing is a black-owned full-service marketing company, headquartered in South Holland, that was established in 2006. Over the last decade, the company has worked with over 3,000 black-owned businesses throughout the nation and witnessed firsthand the enormous impact black ...

Five of Six African American Mayoral Candidates Share Their Priorities For Day One In Office

As one of the first candidates to throw her hat into the ring and the first openly LGBTQ candidate to make the ballot in Chicago, Lori Lightfoot is regarded as an experienced reform expert and has worked at the city ...

Civil rights activist dedicates his life to community service

These days Timuel Black, a historian and civil rights activist, can walk without a cane, travels around town alone and still remembers his childhood days growing up on Chicago’s South Side.

3rd Annual Gala Highlights the Impact of Black Entrepreneurs in Chicago

Three years ago, the WDB LEGACY Awards was created to celebrate Black entrepreneurship, which is often unrecognized and overlooked. After two successful events, where 500-600 businesses were engaged each year, the 3rd Annual WDB L.E.G.A.C.Y Awards is well positioned to ...

Exhibit Honoring Frederick Douglass Extended

American Writers Museum recently announced its special exhibit Frederick Douglass AGITATOR has been extended through May 31, 2019 due to the popularity of the exhibit and the continued relevance of Douglass’s words and activism.

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