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CPL CELEBRATES POETRY MONTH

Chicago Public Library (CPL) celebrated Poetry Month in April, with events at branch locations throughout the city and culminated in the free, day-long Poetry Fest of poetry readings, workshops and exhibitors on April 29, 2017 at Harold Washington Library Center, ...

Your help is needed in locating photos of Illinois veterans

When the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was finished in 1983, the wall listed approximately 58,000 servicemen and women who had either died in action or went missing in action during the Vietnam War. Because of a fire at ...

The 20th ANNUAL CHICAGO FOOTBALL CLASSIC Announces Teams Grambling State University Tigers battles Clark Atlanta University Panthers

The Chicago Football Classic proudly announces this year’s teams. Celebrating a major milestone 20 years in the making, the Chicago Football Classic features a “not to be missed” game between Grambling State University Tigers and the Clark Atlanta University Panthers, ...

COMED HOSTS MULTICULTURAL MEDIA ROUNDTABLE

ComEd hosted its 5th Annual Multicultural Media Roundtable on April 25, 2017 at the Chicago Training Center, located at 3536 S. Iron Street. The roundtable was an opportunity for Chicago :media to engage with ComEd leadership, learn about programs that ...

100 Black Men of Chicago to host 20th Annual Gala on May 6

The 100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc. (100BMC), the areas preeminent organization focused on mentoring African American youth, will host their 20th Annual Benefit & Awards Gala on May 6, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Web-based client portal lets community managers and board members manage business operations

Associated Asset Management (AAM), a nationally recognized leader in community association management and accounting services for clients throughout the United States, propels into 2017 with the launch of new technology, BoardVue and Live Chat, to better deliver total peace of ...

Learn to Look Like a Star Regardless of Your Body Type

The popularity of cosmetic procedures clearly illustrates how unsatisfied many women are with their bodies, but what if a few simple style tips could transform you into becoming more confident and attractive? Internationally celebrated wedding dress designer and author Rani ...

THE REVOLUTION OF YOUNG ARTIST AS LEADERS CONTINUES TO BE ROYAL

“Simeon’s poetry team, called Writers Never Die and 2014/15 Louder Than a Bomb Champions collaborated with John W. Cook Elementary School and created The Revolution of Young Artist as Leaders (ROYAL) poetry team [two years ago],” according to gagdc.org. ROYAL ...

UCHICAGO-LED NASA BALLOON MISSION LAUNCHES, WITH GOAL OF BREAKING FLIGHT RECORD

On April 24, NASA launched a football-stadium-sized, super-pressure balloon on a mission that aims to set a record for flight duration while carrying a telescope that scientists at the University of Chicago and around the world will use to study ...

RECONSTRUCTION IN WOODLAWN BRINGS HOPE

“In Woodlawn, collaborative community development investments and partnerships are having a dramatic impact on economic vitality and quality of life,” according to a Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) press release. “Population has increased by 15 percent, which is the first ...

BRIDGING THE EDUCATION GAP A TOP PRIORITY FOR BLACK AMERICAN PARENTS

All parents want the best for their children. We all acknowledge that attaining a high-quality K-12 education is probably the single most important factor that will determine the future life success of a student in the public school systems throughout ...

STATE OF BLACK AMERICA REPORT DEMANDS, ‘PROTECT OUR PROGRESS’

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial discussed the 2017 State of Black America report, ‘Protect Our Progress,’ during a teleconference call April 25, 2017. Dr. Silas Lee, Executive Editor of the 2017 State of Black America and ...

HEALTH HUB COMING TO SOUTH SIDE

The Board of Directors of the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC), which is a leadership team comprised of representatives from faith-based institutions, resident associations, developers, and community organizations, hosted a reception as the kick-off to an 18-month capital campaign on ...

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 ...