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Word of Mouth...               Ribfest Chicago: Friday - Sunday,  June 12-14@ Lincoln/Irving Park/Damen               Chicago Blues Fest:  Friday - Sunday, June 12-14 @ Grant Park (Jackson & Columbus) NUBAA 5K Race for Diversity:  Saturday, June 13 @ Northwestern University in Evanston               ...

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Street Sign Commemorates Life Of Slain Teen Derrion Albert

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer An-Janette Albert, mother of slain Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert, is overcome with emotion at the unveiling of the sign naming a section of west 111th in his honor in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, June 6, 2015. The section of 111th street from Wentworth street to Normal street will bear the sign “Derrion Albert Way.” Photo by Marcus Robinson.   Stree ...

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South Chicago Art Center

South Chicago Art Center The mission of the South Chicago Art Center is to provide youth with an accessible, safe place to participate in quality visual arts programs. In pursuing this mission, the Art Center is guided by three core values:   YOUTH ENRICHMENT The Art Center serves as a safe haven for youth to expand their artistic talents, build meaningful relationships, foster leadership development, ...

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Chatham Enrichment Center

Chatham Enrichment Center The Chatham Enrichment Center (CEC) is developed to promote the educational advancement for our youth in the Chatham and surrounding neighborhoods.  We  provide well-rounded educational programs including: comprehensive music instruction, tutorial/homework assistance, foreign language, job readiness initiatives, and other support services for children between the ages of 5 and 15 f ...

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Bitter Sweet Celebration For Hadiya Pendleton’s Graduating Class

    By CHARLES ROUGHY Staff Writer  Bitter Sweet Celebration For Hadiya Pendleton’s Graduating Class Officials of King College Prep placed an empty chair, decorated with a lavender cloth, purple ribbon and fresh flowers, the chair marked the spot where Hadiya Pendleton would have sat had she lived to attend her high school graduation Tuesday night. The chair was a commemorative gesture by school o ...

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BDM Baseball Camp Trains Youth In Skills and Business of Sports

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer BDM Baseball Camp Trains Youth In Skills and Business of Sports Inspired by the success of the JRW Little League team, Englewood youth are excited to participate in BDM, a summer baseball camp held in Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine. JRW Players Ronald Carrolll (far left) and Jaheim Benton (far right, red and white cap) under the direction of Coach Curly Hall (rear, third from right ...

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Easter Seals

Easter Seals History Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.   Tragedy L ...

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Poverty Still Major Affliction for Blacks

Poverty Still Major Affliction for Blacks Black America is in a state of emergency, and what’s happened in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and other places isn’t solely about police misconduct, according to members of the Congressional Black Caucus. The demonstrations and civil unrest are mostly about poverty, unemployment, a lack of opportunity, hopelessness and despair, the organization said. CBC Chair G.K ...

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Resource Spotlight – Chicago Urban League

Chicago Urban League At the Chicago Urban League, they believe that a strong African American community makes a stronger Chicago. For nearly a century, the Urban League—through unique community, corporate and civic relationships,—has helped people find jobs, affordable housing, educational opportunities, and grow businesses. We are passionate advocates for educational equality, economic development and soci ...

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Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities – (Resource Spotlight)

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Mission   MOPD promotes total access, full participation and equal opportunity for people with disabilities of all ages in all aspects of life. It seeks to accomplish this mission through a multi-faceted approach that includes systemic change, education and training, advocacy and direct services. The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) works to ...

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