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20 Years of DuSable Museum’s “Night of ...

Jan 28, 2015No Comments

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 –

Young Women’s Leadership Charter School H...

Dec 03, 2014No Comments

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

Young Womens Leadership Charter School: Ann...

Jun 12, 2014No Comments

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

The C.H.A.M.P. Community Project Tees–Off...

May 15, 2014No Comments

                      The C.H.A.M.P. Community Project will host its First Celebrity Pro Am Golf Outing on

Brown vs. Board of Education Turns 60

May 15, 2014No Comments

  ‘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,

Acts of Love introduces the “Family Liter...

Mar 27, 2014No Comments

“Can 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

ACTS OF LOVE'S "FAMILY LITERACY A...

Mar 21, 2014No Comments

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

ACTS OF LOVE'S "FAMILY LITERACY A...

Mar 21, 2014No Comments

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

Redefining Black History Month

Feb 24, 2014No Comments

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

THE LEGACY PROJECT AND THE HORIZON SCIENCE ...

Jan 03, 2014No Comments

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

Tennis Comes Strong To The Inner City

Dec 06, 2013No Comments

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.

South Side High Schools Take on Urban Data ...

Nov 23, 2013No Comments

Over the last couple of years curriculum and careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields have become a national priority. According to

Kartemquin Films: 'The Trials of Muham...

Nov 05, 2013No Comments

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to

N'Spire: Comedian Kevin Hart Begins Ph...

Nov 04, 2013No Comments

With so much negativity roaming the universe, it’s always great when we can drop gems of inspiration and positivity. And who can resist highlighting the

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier – The Activi...

Oct 24, 2013No Comments

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier was committed to his call as a minister and a pastor; however, he recognized early in his life a need for

UCAN Breaks Ground on Modern $34.4 Million ...

Oct 01, 2013No Comments

  An energetic crowd of more than 200 North Lawndale residents, elected officials and others were on hand on Sept. 12 as youth service organization

FREE! Fiction Writing Class | Sept. 14

Sep 04, 2013No Comments

The Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing at Chicago State University is hosting a Fiction Writing Master’s Class on Saturday, September 14,

NBA Champ Dwyane Wade Hosts "Live To D...

Aug 30, 2013No Comments

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NBA Champ Dwyane Wade Hosts "Live To D...

Aug 30, 2013No Comments

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“Captain Bill” Could Mean Safe Harbor f...

Aug 16, 2013No Comments

  (Photo Credit: Dawn Kish) By Carole A. Parks The 50-knot winds and waves 30-feet high besieged Captain William “Bill” Pinkney’s 47-foot cutter for 48

Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy Offers Se...

Aug 16, 2013No Comments

Chicago has had its share of educational drama. From the closing of 50 schools this year, educational budget cuts, an extended school day followed by

Year UP: From Poverty To A Career In A Year

Jul 18, 2013No Comments

For many young people, the hardest part of life comes after they’ve graduated from high school or earned their GED and the question becomes, “Now

Don't Kill My Chance … Still Dre...

Jul 11, 2013No Comments

    She dreamed a sea of dreams – wondered what they mean  – wandered in her dreams Life as it seems is not as

Get Cultured: AFRICOBRA

Jul 10, 2013No Comments

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

The Roseland Community Crisis

Jul 05, 2013No Comments

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

Link Unlimited Proves Mentorship is Essenti...

Jun 17, 2013No Comments

“I am going to fail.” I can remember those words ruminating through my head as I hesitantly flipped through the thick ACT packet, or as

Don't Kill My Chance… I Want To ...

May 16, 2013No Comments

                Her world has so much potential. Don’t allow her dreams to fade before she’s able to embrace

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

May 15, 2013No Comments

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

CAA Hosts “Taste For The Arts” Gala

May 15, 2013No Comments

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

10 Black Child Geniuses You Should Know! Pt...

May 09, 2013No Comments

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

10 Black Child Geniuses You Should Know! Pt...

May 09, 2013No Comments

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

Don't Kill My Chance! … I Want T...

Apr 25, 2013No Comments

                  DON’T KILL HER CHANCE. Doesn’t she DESERVE the chance to live and accomplish her dreams? STOP

Governor Quinn Must Step In Chicago State U...

Mar 14, 20134 Comments

Havoc, confusion, chaos, power plays, conflict are words to describe the state of affairs at Chicago State University.  The drama played out Friday, March 1,