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When you spend enough time with people, one of the things you might come to realize is that we are naturally wired to strive, grow, and do better. Whether it is in a kindergarten classroom, a hospital examination room, or ...

SIAFA LEWIS NAMED LEAD SPORTS ANCHOR AT WMAQ-TV

NBC 5/WMAQ-TV announced recently that Siafa Lewis has been promoted to Lead Sports Anchor for “NBC 5 News” at 5 PM, 6 PM and 10 PM. Lewis joined the NBC 5 Sports team in May 2014, as sports anchor and ...

Up to $100,000 in Scholarships to Students Pursuing Agriculture-related Studies

The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. In its third year, the NBFA Scholarship Program will award scholarships of up to $5,000 to African- American farmers or dependents of African-American ...

CPS Charter High School Graduates 20% More Likely to Enroll in College Than Traditional CPS Graduates

Twenty years after the first charter public high school opened in Chicago, a new report released recently by the Illinois Network of Charter Schools found that charter high school seniors are 20 percent more likely to enroll in college than ...

THE STATE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

Congressman Danny K. Davis said Chicago is one of the leading cities in the nation facing “big ticket problems” when it comes to the African American male. But in spite of that, Davis said he hasn’t lost hope and will ...

RESTAURATEUR AND ACTIVIST JOSEPHINE WADE TO GET STREET NAMED IN HER HONOR

The community leaders in the Chatham, Chesterfield and Park Manor communities lobbied city officials for the designation. “Mrs. Wade has been an icon “woman/business activist” in the Park Manor community for more than a decade. Her community participation and involvement ...

Using social media successfully in 2017 The experts discuss trends to watch

You have to be real, transparent and authentic and figure out how you can cut through the clutter of social media.

U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush goes after gun traffickers with the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear Act of 2017

As deadly gun violence continues to claim lives in Chicago and wreak havoc on communities engulfed in poverty, drugs, high unemployment and a lack of access to mental health and social services, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) has reintroduced ...

YOUNG CHICAGO POET SHARES WOMANIST VIEWS

“My artistic statement is the examination of the intersectionalities between womanism and the hood,” Black said. “A lot of times people associate marginalized neighborhoods like Englewood, Austin or the “hood” in general with hyper-dominance or hyper-masculinity. But people never really ...

Innovative Cancer Imager Earns Illinois Tech Professor Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Chicago – Illinois Tech Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Kenneth Tichauer has been awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER Award in the amount of $568,245 to perfect a medical imager that could lead to earlier detection/diagnosis and targeted drug development for ...

C-SPAN RELEASES THIRD PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIANS SURVEY

As the United States continues to move under the leadership of its 45th President Donald Trump, C-SPAN released the results of its third Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership, in which a cross-section of 91 presidential historians ranked the 43 former ...

DEFEATING CANCER AND THE POWER OF A POSITIVE THOUGHT

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cancer disease in total deaths for women in the United States, and is currently “accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.” In fact, more than 22,000 U.S. women ...

Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Delivered The Keynote Address During Thornton Township 10th Annual Black History Month Celebration

Dick Gregory walked to the front of the stage, sat down and began speaking to the crowd about the importance of knowing your history.

Black filmmakers press on despite historical exclusion

Movies are often ways to not only entertain but to document, record and inform others about important events in history. Historically the opportunity for black filmmakers and roles for black actors and actresses have been limited. In 2015, the #OscarsSoWhite ...

The Power of the Black Press

One of the more powerful strengths the media has is the ability to effect change, both on the social, governmental and political fronts.