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Chicago Students Awarded Thousands In College Scholarships, On The Spot

Six students were surprised on the spot with a $2,500 scholarship each. Serena Echols and Benjamin Todd of Morgan Park Academy; Reginelle Sanders of Collins Academy; Amber Anderson of Kenwood Academy; Sheniya Jenkins of Roberto Clemente Community Academy and Lawrence ...

Muntu Dance Theatre’s “New Dimensions” Fall Concert To Feature World Premiere Work by Iddrisu Alhassan Abdulai

The dynamic and always colorful Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago will present its fall concert series “New Dimensions,” an amazing show of skill, expertise, culture, versatility and power featuring the world premiere work by Iddrisu Alhassan Abdulai entitled "AGBEKOR" – ...

Nationally Syndicated AfroZons Show Is Looking For A Lucky Winner To Take To Lagos, Nigeria For RBRM (Bobby Brown and Bel Biv De Voe) Concert

The first syndicated Afrobeats radio show in the United States is giving a lucky listener (and guest) a round trip; 5 Days and 3 Nights stay in Lagos, Nigeria to attend the Flytime Rhythm Unplugged Festival V.V.I.P Concert with RBRM ...

Chicago Activist Aims To Replace Guns With Hammers To Reduce Gun Violence

A local activist, Demetrius Nash, recently founded the nonprofit organization Replace Guns With Hammers as a way to reduce violence in Chicago’s most underserved communities. The goal of the organization is to give young men an opportunity to work on ...

Young Chicagoan Represents The United States At Human Rights Defenders World Summit

A young activist, Eva Lewis, who grew up on the south side of Chicago recently traveled to Paris to participate in the Human Rights Defenders World Summit 2018. Lewis spoke on the Americas panel, alongside activists from Latin America, and ...

Millennials discuss voting with mayoral candidate Dorothy Brown

There are more than 15 mayoral candidates running in next year’s election, including Dorothy Brown, who currently serves as clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Recently, she met with millennials who told her what they are looking for ...

Region’s Largest Multi-Sport and Education Center Opens On Far South Side of Chicago

A grand opening ceremony was recently held for the new Pullman Community Center located on 10355 S. Woodlawn Ave. The 135,000 square-foot complex features three indoor turf playing fields for baseball, soccer, football and lacrosse, three hardwood courts for volleyball ...

Fashion Designer Mieka Joi Celebrates Rich Girl Candy Clothing Five Year Anniversary Fusing EDM and Hip Hop Culture

When clothing designer Mieka Joi introduced her Rich Girl Candy concept in 2013, fashionistas knew she was unveiling an imaginative new concept Fusing the psychedelic exuberance of the electronic dance music (EDM) lifestyle with the street savvy of hip hop ...

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE STUDENTS ATTEND ANNUAL DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS CONFERENCE

Ten South Suburban College students were recently invited to attend the Second Annual Dirty Little Secrets Conference at the Swissotel in Downtown Chicago. The event was created by Louis Carr, president of media sales for BET Network, as a way ...

Local College Hosts Month-Long Veterans Celebration

Throughout the month of November, the Student Veterans Center at Prairie State College will be celebrating veterans with various activities that will honor all of those who have served in the military. Most events will be held on the college’s ...

Padilla discusses his immigrant experience during Thornton Township’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Thornton Township celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dance, and authentic food. This year’s event was held at Thornton Township Senior/Youth & Family Services Center located at 14323 S. Halsted, Riverdale, Illinois.

33 Agencies to Receive Sub-Grants to Help Families Rent or Buy Affordable Homes

HUD has awarded $1,259,176 to Housing Action Illinois to distribute funds to local nonprofits whose housing counseling programs help families rent or buy safe, affordable homes and prevent foreclosures. This year’s network of 33 housing counseling agencies, listed below, serve ...

CHICAGO CHILDREN’S THEATRE RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO TO SPOTLIGHT HUNGER IN CHICAGO

The Chicago Children’s Theatre and the Greater Chicago Food Depository recently collaborated to create a Hunger Awareness music video. The music video doubles as a public service announcement and shows Chicago kids sorting food, having fun, dancing, and singing at ...

North Side Non-Profit Expands To New South Side Location

The Albany Park Community Center (APCC) recently announced that it will soon open the new APCC-South service center at 4455 S. King Dr. in the Bronzeville neighborhood. The new location will provide several different services to the community, including counseling ...

Wilsyn Receives Black Excellence Award From AAAA

Bobbi Wilsyn, long-time Columbia College Chicago faculty member and coordinator of the Vocal Studies program, received a 2018 Black Excellence Award from the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago (AAAA) for Outstanding Achievement in Jazz Music. Wilsyn was honored at ...

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