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M.A.D.E. Foundation Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

A vision in the middle of the night is what prompted Theo Hill to found the M.A.D.E. Foundation in 2001. Hill was a professional basketball player and left the profession. He was looking for something to do. He tried working ...

Police Commander Watson talks about handling crime in the 3rd District

Roderick Watson has been Commander of the 3rd District since December 2020. In that time, he has developed a strategy, Together We Can, a holistic approach to handling crime in the District, which encompasses Woodlawn, South Shore and Greater Grand ...

SONG EMPOWERS GIRLS AND WOMEN TO HAVE A QUEEN MENTALITY

Joryin Pender is a singer, songwriter and plays the guitar. She wanted to write a song to empower dark skin Black girls with her song, “Queen Tone.”

LOCAL CAREER COACH HELPS ORGANIZATIONS NAVIGATE THROUGH THEIR OUTCOMES

Dr. Angela Swain helps organizations achieve their outcomes. She is passionate about leadership development. She uses her experience and knowledge with one-on-one coaching, talking to business leaders to get to the heart of what they want to see and achieve ...

FOUNDER EXPOSES YOUNG PEOPLE TO WORLD OF TAP

Bril Barrett considers himself a taptivist. The founder of Making A Difference Dancing Rhythms and M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy spent his whole life wanting to be a professional tap dancer. “At a certain point, I decided that I wanted to ...

DISCOVER CUSTOMER CARE CENTER HOSTS OPEN HOUSE

The Discover Customer Care Center, located at 8560 S. Cottage Grove, hosted an open house on Monday, June 7. People were able to tour the 25,000 square foot temporary space, which includes the call center, conference rooms, training center, cubby ...

CHICAGO’S BLACK CHURCH COMMUNITY MOURNS ONE OF THE GREATEST GOSPEL MUSIC DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS IN THE NATION

Bishop Larry D. Trotter-Senior Pastor of the Sweet Holy Spirit Church of Chicago- will be joined by 1000 Gospel Music Artists, Musicians, Chicago residents and fans of Gospel Music as Chicago Gospel Music Industry Icon James Lott will be laid ...

Mayor and Police Announce Summer Safety Strategy

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, along with Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown and other community stakeholders announced a new safety strategy for the summer.

WOMAN’S JOURNEY INSPIRES AND EMPOWERS OTHERS

Karli Butler is an acid attack survivor and inspirational speaker, who shares her journey and shows what resilience looks like. Butler was attacked twice in 2006. Once in March and again in May. She sustained third degree full thickness burns ...

JONES LEADS PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION AGAINST HOSPITAL’S PLANS

Thaddeus Jones, mayor of Calumet City, says that downsizing and the potential closing of St. Margaret Hospital would affect residents of his city.

RESIDENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS BEAUTIFY COMMUNITY

Greater Englewood Unity Day was the brainchild of Jane Carter-Hill, co-founder of Imagine Englewood If… Hill was devoted to having people connect, communicate and collaborate.

SOUTHLAND COLLEGE PREP CLASS OF 2021 ALL ACCEPTED INTO COLLEGE

All 138 seniors at Southland College Prep Charter High School have been accepted into college. To commemorate the accomplishment, the class hosted a virtual “All-In” Celebration.

ADOPTION ADVOCATE PENS ‘MY JOURNEY TO JOSHUA

Deborah Farmer always knew she wanted to foster a child and possibly one day adopt a child through foster care.

ARTIST TALKS ABOUT EMPOWERMENT THROUGH POETRY

Leslé Honoré is known for her poems about Meghan Markle, Vice President Kamala Harris and Serena Williams. The Blaxican artist, activist and author is a graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans and has read her work at Obama Foundation ...

Culinary apprenticeship program prepares students for a career in the hospitality industry

Fifteen students, some of whom have been laid off during the pandemic, began an eight-week culinary apprenticeship program where they will learn skills that will prepare them for a career in the hospitality industry.

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