Conversations With The Citizen

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Local Entrepreneur Teaches Young People About Business Development

Cndice Cunningham said she didn't have much exposure to entrepreneurship growing up in Englewood but becuase of her persistent curiosity, she was able to learn how to be a successfulol business owner.

Dave Jeff

Founder and CEO of PHLI Brand clothing, Dave Jeff, was born and raised in Hyde Park where his deep love for fashion began at a young age. Jeff grew up under the watch of his mother who was his sole ...

Girls Like Me

Citizen sit down one-on-one with LaKeisha Gray-Sewell-of "Girls Like Me" Organization to discuss how the lives of young girls are changed through the services and skills provided through the organization.

Teachers Appreciation Week- Cynthia Brawner

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week across the U.S. and at at the Citizen we honored Cynthia Brawner, a third grade at James Wadsworth Elementary in Woodlawn. Brawner grew up on the south side, is a graduate of Chicago Public ...

Bright Promises- Katherine Korey

Almost 150 years ago, the Bright Promises Foundation, originally known as the Illinois Humane Society, came into existence with the purpose of providing a voice and assistance to those who needed their protection the most which at the time were ...

TMH Behavioral Services, P.C.

Through her work, Tytannie Harris, clinical therapist and the owner of TMH Behavioral Services, P.C., noticed that many black men were lacking an opportunity to address their emotional needs in a safe space. Because this can have a negative effect ...

Cradles to Crayons

Cradles to Crayons, a national nonprofit organization with an office in Chicago, created their Earth Day Clothing Drive which will take place on April 27. The clothing drive will not only support their own mission, but will also help to ...

South Side Resident Creates Natural Cosmetic Line

For years, Tracy Allen, founder and chief executive officer of Freedom Naturally Beautiful Cosmetics, struggled with her sensitive skin and was unable to find a makeup line that didn't cause breakouts and inflammation on her face.

Local Entrepreneur Provide College Prep Services For Parents

Preparing for college is a difficult task for both parents and students. Tom Lewis, chief executive officer and founder of the Oink Group, said he knew from the young age of 13 that he wanted to be an entrepreneur and ...


A local nonprofit arts enrichment organization, Praize Productions, Inc., is currently preparing for their 8th annual theatrical performance. This years program, Smells Like Freedom, will take viewers on a spiritual journey to both explore and refine their definition of freedom ...