Don’t Kill My Chance … Still Dreaming

    She dreamed a sea of dreams – wondered what they mean  – wandered in her dreams Life as it seems is not as easy as we’d like it to be Eyes water – results from broken concrete where bodies lay – not expecting it to be their time Innocence is mistaken for weakness Read More …

Get Cultured: AFRICOBRA

The South Side Community Art Center, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and The DuSable Museum of African American History present a three-part exhibition on AfriCOBRA (Afican Commune of Bad Relevant Artists), founded on the South Side of Chicago in 1968. All events are FREE with the exception of the closing celebration on September 27. africobrachicgo.org. Read More …

The Roseland Community Crisis

Roseland Community Hospital is nestled neatly on 111th Street, the far South Side of Chicago serving a population of uninsured, underinsured people, poor people. Servicing Roseland, Pullman, Morgan Park, Greater Roseland, Altgeld, Maple Park and south suburban communities; Roseland practices urban medicine in a health care desert. The typical hospital patient is African American or Read More …

Link Unlimited Proves Mentorship is Essential

[dropcap]“I am going to fail.” [/dropcap] I can remember those words ruminating through my head as I hesitantly flipped through the thick ACT packet, or as I liked to call it, 347 pages of pure terror that would determine the fate of my educational well being. By my junior year of highschool, I likened myself Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance… I Want To Be An Actress!

                Her world has so much potential. Don’t allow her dreams to fade before she’s able to embrace them. Be mindful and aware at all times. Children hold the light of the world in their eyes, smiles and laughs.   Stop the violence and allow this precious child Read More …

B.I.G.G. HEARTS MAKE BIG THINGS HAPPEN

April 20th marked the first annual B.I.G.G. Hearted Foundation’s “Live B.I.G.G Gala” at the University of Chicago. The foundation, although born out of tragedy, truly is a shining example of what compassion and perseverance looks like. Named after the late DJ BIGG aka Buvern Francisco III, the foundation was created in order to provide financial Read More …

CAA Hosts “Taste For The Arts” Gala

By Lindsey Auten Chicago Academy for the Arts (CAA) high school students are known for their artistic and scholarly excellence. Each year, their talents find a way beyond the classroom and into exceptional arts fields and careers. Tony-nominated actress Elisabeth Withers, from Broadway’s The Color Purple, is a former CAA student, as is Golden Globe-nominated Read More …

10 Black Child Geniuses You Should Know! Pt.2

If you only watched the evening news or depended on pop culture to paint a picture of young blacks, you would probably think that the majority of black youngsters were only ambitious about sports and music, or caught up in crime and debauchery. However, the face of black success isn’t limited to the fields that Read More …

10 Black Child Geniuses You Should Know! Pt. 1

If you only watched the evening news or depended on pop culture to paint a picture of young blacks, you would probably think that the majority of black youngsters were only ambitious about sports and music, or caught up in crime and debauchery. However, the face of black success isn’t limited to the fields that Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance! … I Want To Be a Doctor

                  DON’T KILL HER CHANCE. Doesn’t she DESERVE the chance to live and accomplish her dreams? STOP THE VIOLENCE. Raise PEACE.                     The pleasures of life reside in a child’s eyes and their infectious smile. Children, though young Read More …