20 Years of DuSable Museum’s “Night of 100 Stars”!

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the DuSable Museum of African-American History will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of one of Chicago’s most popular social events – the A Night Of 100 Stars Gala. This black-tie event, which is known for its lavish food and drink buffets, world-class entertainment, and impressive awards presentation, will take place from Read More …

Young Women’s Leadership Charter School Hosts Open Houses

WHAT: Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, Chicago’s only all-girls public high school located in Bronzeville, will host an Open House on Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m for prospective families and students for the 2015-16 school year. We invite families to join us to learn more about the school’s strong college-prep academic Read More …

Young Womens Leadership Charter School: Annual Luncheon

By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff         JAPWoodruff@gmail.com   In its 6th year the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School has had another successful luncheon. Taking place on April 9th at Downtown Chicago’s Hilton, it was headlined by Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC and successfully raised over $500,000 in donations. The room was Read More …

The C.H.A.M.P. Community Project Tees–Off with Celebrities: To Support Empowerment and Educational Programs for At-Risk Teens

                      The C.H.A.M.P. Community Project will host its First Celebrity Pro Am Golf Outing on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at Old Orchard Country Club in Mt. Prospect, IL. The proceeds from the event will support the mental and emotional education programs, namely The C.H.A.M.P. Within Read More …

Brown vs. Board of Education Turns 60

  ‘Tis a pity that Linda Brown isn’t as celebrated as Rosa Parks in the annals of the Civil Rights Movement because the little Topeka, Kansas third grader at the center of public school integration is as much a symbolic heroine as the Montgomery, Alabama seamstress who refused to move to the back of the Read More …

Acts of Love introduces the “Family Literacy Academy” at Beidler Elementary School on Chicago’s West Side

[dropcap]”C[/dropcap]an I keep these books?” This turned out to be the most asked question during  William Hall’s visit to Memphis, TN. during the Acts of Love “Love Young People” book tour throughout the summer. More than just having access to books, the shock was being able to call these books their own, to have forever Read More …

ACTS OF LOVE’S “FAMILY LITERACY ACADEMY” TO LAUNCH ON THE WESTSIDE PROVIDING BREAKFAST, LITERACY AND FUN BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Acts of Love kicks off its Family Literacy Academy with a series of events to support the launch of their first installation of the academy on Saturday, March 29th from 9am to Noon, at Jacob Beidler Elementary, located in the East Garfield Park Neighborhood at 3151 W. Walnut St. The “Family Literacy Academy” will provide Read More …

Redefining Black History Month

What is her message? As we end February, this Black History Month, what would happen if you didn’t tell your black child about the trials and tribulations of the Black experience? What if you didn’t tell your child about the bad experience of slavery, about the inequality Black Americans have endured. What if you didn’t Read More …

THE LEGACY PROJECT AND THE HORIZON SCIENCE ACADEMY CONCEPT SCHOOL

Chicago has been called the most segregated city in the nation.  I would hope that image diminishes as new neighborhoods like Hyde Park and the South Loop are being developed and downtown Chicago expands with blue bikes and transportation street adjustments. Chicago Public Schools have been the center of America’s urban educational crisis and here Read More …

Tennis Comes Strong To The Inner City

For many decades, the Robert Taylor Homes at 51st and State streets was the site of so many hard knocks for Black kids growing up.  Soon, in its rebirth, that same area will be the site for a lot of Black kids knocking hard – on tennis balls, that is – in an effort to Read More …