11-Year-Old Brings Christmas to Englewood and Arkansas

By Chinta Strausberg Just days before Christmas, 11-year-old Samuel Love brought his entire Beasley Academic Center school to the 87th Street Studio Movie Grill Chatham Theater, which has partnered with the youth leader for his third annual disaster relief Christmas toy drive. Sam’s movie day was Tuesday, December 16, at the theater located at 210 Read More …

Goodman Theatre Scene Soiree

Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff                                                                                                        Japwoodruff@gmail.com   The Goodman Theatre’s third annual Scene Soiree took place on Saturday, June 21st at the National Hellenic Museum. The annual soiree is a fundraiser for the General Theatre Studies (GTS) program for young adults in the Chicago area. Upon arrival attendees walked the red 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 …

Chi Anti Vi: Youth-Driven Initiative Acts on Solutions to Decrease Violence

“From Apathy To Action” is their tagline. Their movement is to approach community ills and violence with active solutions. The slice of hope buried in their pupils barely seep through the thick of fear and worry. And their hearts, their hearts fight to be positive and move beyond the violence and sorrow that plagues their 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 …

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 …

NBA Champ Dwyane Wade Hosts “Live To Dream” Music Festival

                                                On Saturday, September 7th, Dwyane Wade will host the “Live to Dream” Festival at Douglas Park. The Wade’s World Foundation has collaborated with the City of Chicago to provide a day Read More …

Get N’Volved with Acts Of Love

On Thursday, July 25, 2013, Acts of Love will kick off its 2nd “Love Young People” Tour that distributes books to young people in need. In 2012 the tour visited 7 cities across the country, and distributed over 7,000 books to young people in the poor communities, and inspired over 1,200 adults to take a pledge to love Read More …