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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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B.B. King Blues Legend, Dead at Age 89

B.B. King Blues Legend, Dead at Age 89 Blues legend B.B. King has died at the age of 89, Clark County, Nevada Coroner John Fudenberg told ABC News. King, who is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all-time, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Fudenberg said. He had been living in hospice care in Las Vegas, which he had told his fans via his website on May 1. The musician, who has more than 40 studio albums ...

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Family Focus: Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families

    Family Focus: Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families Family Focus helps Chicago-area families living in low-income communities give their children the best possible start in life. Family Focus helps families gain the confidence and skills to be the parents they want to be. By offering customized classes, support groups and referral services in a welcoming and caring environment, Family Foc ...

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Kenwood Oakland Community Organization Celebrates 50 Years of Successful Neighborhood Revitalization

                    By:Naimah Latif Staff Writer Kenwood Oakland Community Organization Celebrates 50 Years of Successful Neighborhood Revitalization   KOCO Parent Organizer Jeanette Taylor-Ramaan give the Call To Action to attendees at the 50 Year celebration held Saturday at Kennicott Park. The Kenwood Oakland Community is home to some of the City of ...

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