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Entering Stage Wright!

Entering Stage Wright!                                 Critically-acclaimed Jeffrey Wright continually pushes the boundaries of his craft with inspiring and celebrated performances in an illustrious career that has spanned the worlds of theatre, film and television. On the big screen, Wright was most recently seen in Jim Jarmusc ...

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The Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.  These awards recognize individual volunteers to highlight the importance of volunteerism and community service in the State of Illinois. For profit businesses that support service will also be recognized. Individual awards will be presented to one youth (18 ...

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Who We Be The Colorization of America

“Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the United States has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shift in its history, what can be called the colorization of America… How do Americans see race now? After eras framed by words like ‘multicultural’ and ‘post-racial,’ do we see each other any more clearly? From the drea ...

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Harold Washington Library Center

Harold Washington Library Center  400 South State Street, Chicago, IL Saturday, November 22, 2014, 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Presented for the 20th year, Chicago Public Library celebrates families learning together with Bookamania 2014, the free, day-long children’s book festival. Bookamania activities are targeted for children ages 3-10 years and their families, allowing children and families to come toge ...

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Christmas tree Give-A-Way

Free Live Christmas tree Give-A-Way on Saturday December 6, 2014.  Please contact Jerome Altman @ (773) 265-1900   ...

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CHA Now Accepting Applications

CHA Now Accepting Applications Deadline Monday, November 24, 2014 www.chawaitlist.org The Chicago Housing Authority has opened its waiting lists to new applicants, and for the first time, Chicagoans can apply for three wait list lotteries using one online registration form. CHA officials expect more than 250,000 Chicagoans to apply for spots on the three waiting list: one for public housing, another for hou ...

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Celebrity Choreographer Spreads Her Message: Let It Go

                          Who doesn’t love to dance? Dancing is a release of the mind, body and soul in all parts of the world and has influenced generations through their embodiment of transformation and growth. There are no boundaries or limitations; dance doesn’t discriminate nor choose a particular group- it goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with our lo ...

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Group Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

               Johnny Taylor, president and CEO of TMCF addresses the audience at the recent 26th Annual TMCF Awards In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one of its signature programs to cultivate Black industry leaders at the corporate level. Johnny Taylor, pres ...

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Doping Shadow Falls on Popular Kenyan Running Star

                    (GIN) — A defiant Rita Jeptoo is rejecting claims by her estranged husband that she enhanced her spectacular winning running times in the Boston and Chicago marathons with a blood booster. “I feel very bad for what has happened to Rita, but I saw it coming,” said ex-husband Noah Busienei, who stated that he believes Jeptoo began doping in ...

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Sen. Lightford Addresses Harsh Disciplinary Methods

Sen. Lightford Addresses Harsh Disciplinary Methods                         This is not just a Chicago problem: Illinois leads the nation as the state with the widest racial disparities between black and white students in relation to exclusionary discipline. Based on the most recent available data, there were over 272,000 out-of-school suspensions ...

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