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40 Years Laters, Former CPS Teacher Follows Marva Collins’ Footsteps

“I was inspired by Marva Collins. I didn’t realize until I started doing interviews to promote my school, that she was the first African American to not only found a school, but to own and operate her own school independent ...

Black Panthers Connected Nutrition To Education Long Before Serving Breakfast in Schools Became Popular

The Black Panther Party of Chicago emerged on the city’s West Side in 1968, according to the Encyclopedia of Chicago. Billy “Che” Brooks, deputy minister of education for the Black Panther Party of Chicago, remembers opening Chicago’s first free breakfast ...

New Housing Development Designed For Artists

Torrey Barrett, founder of KLEO Community Center, worked with developers to design the new Art Residences after working with the community and realizing that there were several artists coming to the neighborhood, to work and socialize, who didn’t live in ...

Young authors find inspiration from leaders in African American history

During an African American Literary Festival, in partnership with the Soulful Chicago Book Fair, author Patience Kirkland, said she loves Angelou’s poetry and the way she worded her poems.

The ARK Cultivating Youth through Journalism, Mentoring Programs

“These students are our future and there aren’t too many opportunities for them. It’s about being a helping hand to our community. The whole point of these programs is to create leaders and make sure whatever profession they choose, they ...

Nicholas Smith Sworn in as New State Representative

“I can’t think of a better person to take this position than Smith because he is a public servant and you want people who represent you to be servants with servant hearts,” Judge Lyle said. “Plus, Smith lives in the ...

GAGDC Honors Local Senior Citizens with Breakfast

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) is planning to host a Breakfast and Blues event for seniors on Feb. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Namoi & Sylvester Smith Senior Living, 8031 S. Halsted.

Thornton Township Holds Coat Give Away

Thornton Township Community relations manager, Lamothe plans to make the coat give away an annual event and purposefully chose to hold the event in February because he knew that there would be people who were forgotten during the more common ...

Prairie State College Developing Mobile Training Centers

The grant will go towards building two 53 foot semi-trailers which will be outfitted with hands-on and virtual training equipment. One trailer will be outfitted with welding equipment and the other trailer will be CNC and robotics equipment, according to ...

Applications Now Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Apprenticeship and Internship Programs with After School Matters®

More than 7,000 program opportunities available to Chicago teens this spring

CHA’s outstanding work in Section 3 program prompts HUD to waive final year of compliance agreement

The HUD Section 3 program is aimed at helping resident-owned businesses gain access to contracting opportunities and to support Section 3 residents and businesses in the areas of training and resources, business development and compliance. HUD Secretary Ben Carson met ...

Young Introduces Training Wheels Film

“It took me time to understand my [father’s] struggles and understand that he couldn’t be what I wanted him to be,” Young said. “So, I had to change my attitude about my father and when I came into the knowledge ...

Martin’s International Announces Chicago Music Awards Nominees

Each year, the Chicago Music Awards pays tribute to leaders representing Chicago’s diverse music industry. The event also celebrates the city’s musical heritage.

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Hosts Pathways to Success

President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper in February 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and to ensure all youth can reach their full potential.

The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour’ adds over 100 new dates

Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour is coming to Chicago