This summer, the Greenwood Project will teach financial literacy, coding, career skills, and investment strategies to over 200 Black and Latinx youth, primarily from Chicago’s South and West Sides. Their goal is to empower Black and Latinx communities to overcome generational cycles of poverty by introducing students to wealth-building career pathways through the intensive study of finance.
The Master Plan for the Roseland Medical District is expected to be approved later this summer. A draft of the plan was submitted to the Department of Planning and Development’s Committee on Design in mid-May.
Seventh Ward Alderman Greg Mitchell hosted a town hall meeting where he brought residents’ concerns to various City departments, including the Chicago Department of Transportation, Department of Streets and Sanitation, Bureau of Forestry, Department of Water Management, Department of Housing, Department of Planning and Development, as well as the Chicago Police Department.
Pat Dowell has been the 3rd Ward Alderman for the last 15 years. She also has been a social worker, city planner, executive director of several not-for-profits, as well as worked in historic preservation and community development. Now, she is vying for the 1st Congressional District seat.
According to the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), only 7.4% of entry-level marketers are Black, and Havas wants to change that. In a new documentary called “Just Like Me,” created and directed by Havas Chicago senior art director TTK Harris, the agency aims to spotlight the contributions Black creatives make to culture, expose the challenges many face simply because of the color of their skin and reinforce the importance of representation in advertising and design. “Just Like Me” shares stories of triumph
and inspiration from eight visionary black creatives who, against all odds, made it to the top of their game and are now throwing
a line back to the next generation.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is thrilled to announce the opening of Chicago Works: Gregory Bae. The exhibition
will be on view from Tuesday, June 28, through Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Sternberg and Rabin galleries on the museum’s
third floor. A public opening reception will take place at the museum from 1 to 3 p.m . Saturday, July 9. The exhibition
is organized by Nolan Jimbo, Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow.
The Black Press Host Meet the Candidates will take place on Sunday, June 26 from 3 pm - 6 pm at HUB 41, located at 4131 South State Street, Chicago. This collective gathering will bring together Illinois and Chicago’s most progressive and respected Black media platforms to present all of the respective candidates running for Illinois, Cook County, and City of Chicago positions in the June 28 Primary Election.
Last week, representatives from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and Wind Creek Hospitality marked the start of construction and celebrated local leaders who provided support to the project throughout the application process. The casino, slated to open in 2023, will be built directly off I-80 near Halsted Street and 175th Street in the south suburban
communities of East Hazel Crest and Homewood.
Mayor Thaddeus Jones has gained a new title. The Calumet City Mayor was honored this past weekend among twenty-two honorees for the “Distinguished Men of Honor Award.” The award was presented by Continuing Academic Training organization. The men honored with the profound award are influential leaders who exude compassion, honor, and integrity throughout the Chicagoland community they serve. In a statement, Mayor Thaddeus Jones mentioned, “I am so honored to have received such a noble award for the many people that I enjoy serving.”
The candidates for the 1st Congressional District have various backgrounds and experiences. We asked some of them to fill out a questionnaire so that readers can make an informed decisions on Election Day, Tuesday, June 28th .