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Outfit of the Day: “Winterizing” – a summer dress

  By Jocelyn Morris Entertainment Columnist                     Jocelyn Morris is a professional makeup artist and style writer. Her blog can be found at www.jmorrismua.com. I don’t know about you, but it is very easy for me to struggle with fashion inspiration in the winter time. Chicago winters can really do a number on your soul! They are so cold and ...

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Parent Power Chicago – Resource Spotlight – THE RESURRECTION PROJECT

            In 1990, neighbors in Chicago’s Pilsen community began talking with new urgency about the blight, violence, and neglect they saw on their blocks. Six of the community’s parishes helped residents turn the talking into action when they joined together and each contributed $5,000 in seed money to start a community organization to address these problems. The Resurrectio ...

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Black Unemployment Rate Headed for Single Digits

  Valerie Wilson, the director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at Economic Policy Institute.   After three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the Black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by mid-2015 if current trends continue, says Valerie Wilson, an economist and director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at Econo ...

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Rauner appoints Meeks to head Illinois State Board of Education

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Saturday that he has chosen spiritual leader and former Democratic state Sen. James Meeks to head the Illinois State Board of Education. Meeks currently serves as  pastor of Salem Baptist Church on the Far South Side of Chicago. Meeks endorsed Rauner for governor and was a member of the Rauner’s transition team. Gov. Rauner and Meeks both support the increased use of c ...

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Rauner puts halt on pending Quinn appointments

  Newly Elected Govenor Bruce Rauner Former Govenor Pat Quinn By Charles Roughy Staff Writer Newly elected Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner proclaimed  that he will try to undo moves and appointments made by exiting Gov. Pat Quinn. Gov. Rauner said Quinn was “inappropriate” in making a flurry of last-minute appointments and hires. “It’s been clear that there has been some inappropriate decisions, either it ...

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The Education of Dr. King

    “Intelligence plus character is the goal of true education.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.     As he labored for social, civil and economic justice, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was extremely concerned both about the educational inequities that were a function of segregation, and about the purpose and quality of education. As early as 1947, as a Morehouse College student, he wrote an articl ...

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WalaWord Entertainment

As the Co-Publisher of the Windy City Word and an active member of the Chicago arts community and the national arts community, I am proud to announce a new and very special partnership between www.WalaCamTv.com / Windy City Word.  Starting January 2015 we will be launching The Wala Word Entertainment News Section. WalaCam and the Windy City Word collectively reach more than 23 million consumers annually thr ...

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Chi-Towns’s Finest DJ. Maine aka “Big Sexy”

As I sit back in my chair preparing to write this article, I had to ask myself if DJ Maine a.k.a “Big Sexy” really understands what he means to young men and woman dealing with weight issues in America? When I first came across his video online I was instantly memorized by his ability to use his obvious weight issues to gain your immediate attention so he can showcase his various talents. His hit single “Bi ...

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The Resurrection Project

In 1990, neighbors in Chicago’s Pilsen ors, which had been another need identified by the community. The Resurrection Project’s Community Development initiative—three interdependent strategies that include Property Management, Real Estate Development, and Financial Services—had begun. Our mission had never just been about bricks and mortars projects and investments in tangible assets. It had been about crea ...

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Zona Man • Track Name: Zona Man • Producer: 808 Mafia Southside

With the release his new mix tape “No Advance” Zona Man, born Terrance George, is elevating from the City of Chicago, where he was born and raised.  Taking his first steps of existence in the Robert Taylor public housing projects, Zona Man later relocating to The East side of Chicago- where he currently resides. Zona Man is from humble beginnings and was forced to manipulate many paths & driving several ...

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