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ILLINOIS PASSES BILL THAT ALLOWS COMMUNITIES TO ESTABLISH URBAN AGRICULTURE ZONES

Illinois House Bill 3418, spearheaded by Rep. Sonya Harper (6th), recently passed in both the Illinois house and senate. The purpose of this bill is to make it easier for small farmers and community organizations to create urban agriculture zones ...

NFL Owners Use Strong Man Tactics to Deny Players 1st Amendment Rights and Appease Trump

President Donald Trump is an admirer of “strong men” and dictatorships and has little regard for democracy.

SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION GIVES TO YOUNG MEN AFFECTED BY GUN VIOLENCE

The Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation (ETSF) recently awarded its first college scholarship of 2018 to Marlon Stokes, senior at Rich South High School in Richton Park. Stokes was awarded the scholarship because of his compelling essay detailing how Chicago’s gun ...

South Suburban Job Fair Boasts Variety of Employers

Thornton Township and South Suburban College (SSC) recently held their seventh annual collaborative job fair at the SSC Fitness Center. Seventy-five businesses were present to conduct interviews with nearly 1,000 employment-seekers who attended the job fair.

STATES ATTORNEY SPEAKS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

A recent YMCA Experience (YXP) event held at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, 1030 W. Van Buren St., featured Cook County States Attorney, Kimberly Foxx, as a guest speaker. Foxx utilized YMCA services as a child and continues to support ...

New Bike Lanes Under LSD Solely to Discriminate Against Homeless in Uptown, Attorneys Allege

An amended complaint was recently filed alleging discrimination against homeless people in the Uptown neighborhood by the city of Chicago. Lawyers from Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Uptown People’s Law Center, and Butler Rubin filed the complaint on behalf of ...

MWRD COMMISSIONER KARI K. STEELE HOST 100 BLACK MEN CHICAGO, INC. MENTEES (AGES 13-18) DURING MWRD OPEN HOUSE AND NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Commissioner Kari K. Steele and 100 Black Men Chicago, Inc. come together to provide Chicago area youth Mentees of 100 Black Men Chicago, Inc. (ages 13-18) with an extraordinary opportunity to learn how ...

Shabazz Students Celebrates Wakanda Mondays

Released during Black History Month, the Marvel Studios’ blockbuster Black Panther still is setting records nearly three months later with worldwide box office sales at $1.4 billion. Now that it’s available on home video, sales will continue exponentially. Support for ...

THORNTON TOWNSHIP ASSESSOR CASSANDRA HOLBERT AWARDED “2018 WOMAN OF THE YEAR”

Ms. Holbert said, “It made me feel special. This award was given to so many other women who have made significant contributions to our communities. I’m honored to receive this award.”

LUPUS SURVIVORS TO BE GIVEN FREE NIGHT OF COMPLIMENTARY LIMOUSINE SERVICE, FIVE STAR HOTEL, FIVE STAR DINING, HAIR AND SPA SERVICES

Earl Walker- Owner of W&W Towing Company- will provide at no expense to three incredible survivors of Lupus a free limousine for the entire day, overnight stay at an exquisite 5-star hotel and a free full dinner and drinks at ...

ZONING BOARD RECEIVES COMMENTS ON PROPOSED TAVERN IN PARK MANOR

A recent hearing held by the City of Chicago’s Zoning Board of Appeals sought to determine whether or not to issue a zoning variation to establish a public place of amusement (PPA) and approve a special use application to establish ...

New Report on Youth Joblessness Highlights Statewide Crisis for Employers

With a well-documented story of critical labor shortages across the country and especially in the Midwest, a new report focuses on the tens of thousands of young people in Illinois, not just young Black and Hispanic males in the state’s ...

City of Chicago Announces Music Lineup for 38th Annual Taste of Chicago

“Taste of Chicago is a summertime staple, and this year’s music lineup will be even more vibrant and diverse than ever before,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This level of high-caliber local, national and international musical talent will put Chicago’s global reputation ...

Icebox Derby Applications Being Accepted Now

Applications are now being accepted for ComEd’s fifth annual Icebox Derby, a competition that takes place over the summer and allows Illinois girls, ages 13-18, to convert an old refrigerator into derby cars and race them through Daley Plaza in ...

Pop-up Shop Highlights Black Entrepreneurs and Products

The Unapologetically Black Pop-up Shop happened over the weekend at Some Like It Black Creative Arts Bar, 4258 S. Cottage Grove Ave., in Chicago. The pop-up shop ran from 8 to 11 p.m and featured various handmade products from black ...