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Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart Launches Community Resource Center

In light of the impending evictions crisis and growing need for mental health, substance abuse, and other social service assistance, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has launched the Community Resource Center (CRC), Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

OneUnited Bank Announces Its 10th Annual “I Got Bank” 2020 Youth Essay & Art Contest Winners

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in the U.S., recently announced the winners of its 10th annual “I Got Bank! Youth Essay & Art Contest.” For the first time, there were 5 winners who submitted art, matching 5 winners who ...

Dorm Doctors Gives Tips To College Students On How To Navigate Challenges During COVID-19

Dorm Doctors, is a Miami-based collegiate concierge service, whose expert advice might help college students everywhere. Since 2017, the company has been working to make life easier for parents and students by doing laundry, as well as providing cleaning and ...

GreenTek Packaging Launches First-Ever Non-Plastic Disposable Utensils Made from Hemp

Made from all natural elements, including U.S.-grown industrial hemp, GreenTek Packaging LLC’s newly launched Hemptensils™ is the first in-kind brand of plant-based disposable utensils that, unlike wasteful plastic end-use products, won’t harm the environment, according to a news release.

Newest trends for Black and Brown travelers presented at 7th Annual “State of Black Tourism” Event

The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP) recently presented its 7th Annual “State of Black Tourism” event on September 17, in partnership with the National Press Club.

NEWLY FORMED COLLECTIVE SEEKS TO CREATE REAL CHANGE

After the death of George Floyd, a group of individuals and organizations committed to reimagining a more equitable Chicago, formed a group to look at more tangible ways to achieve racial equity.

City Council Passes The Woodlawn Housing Ordinance

City Council recently approved the Woodlawn Housing Ordinance, an affordable housing preservation ordinance designed to protect existing residents of Woodlawn from displacement, expand homeownership opportunities and ensure inclusive economic growth for the historic South Side neighborhood, according the a news ...

ALDERMAN WANTS TO ESTABLISH COP HOUSE

Ninth Ward Alderman Anthony Beale believes that establishing a “COP House” in his ward will reduce crime in the neighborhood. Beale introduced an order that would establish the house, which would be privately-funded and police- approved for the Chicago Police ...

BLACK MAYORS GATHER TO HONOR FALLEN POLICE AND FIREMEN

The newly formed Southland regional Black Mayors Caucus recently came together at an event in Calumet Park to honor police and firemen who died or who were injured in the line of duty.

The International Association of Black Professional Firefighters Announces First Female President

Carrie Edwards-Clemons was recently named president of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF), an organization that works to improve the economic development and employment opportunities for minorities. In addition, the IABPFF works to make fire services more relevant ...

RACIAL HEALING CIRCLES CONTINUE VIRTUALLY DURING COVID-19, BRING HOPE FOR SOLIDARITY

Healing circles have long been a way for people to come together and express themselves with the hope of unburdening themselves and being healed. Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation has been conducting healing circles virtually due to COVID-19. There have ...

BMO Unveils New Diversity and Representation Goals for Next Five Years

BMO Financial Group has new, five-year, diversity goals to address gaps affecting Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Latino, and LGBTQ2+ employees, customers, and communities. The Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025 goals reflect an ambitious expansion of the multi-year diversity strategy ...

How the African-American Inventor of Diverse Emoji is Now Using Them to Take on COVID-19

As a kid, Katrina Parrott never dreamt she’d one day be breaking down racial barriers with emoji. In fact, as one of eight African-American siblings raised by a single mom, she wasn’t even expected to go to college.

State of Illinois: We Demand A Seat At the Table!

The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce is fighting mad. Despite there being 144,000 Black-owned businesses in Illinois that represent extremely diverse industries and generate millions in taxable revenue for the state, Black businesses continue to be overlooked and undervalued ...

Comcast Joins with Local Community-based Organizations to Launch WiFi-Connected “Lift Zones” in Chicago Neighborhoods

Comcast announced today plans to establish WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” at the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC), Bright Star Community Outreach (BSCO), Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development (BUILD), Chatham Business Association and Bright Star Community Outreach, and other ...

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