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100 Black Men of America, Inc. Announce Virtual 35th Anniversary Conference

100 Black Men of America, Inc., the global leader in mentoring minority youth, has launched registration for the 35th Annual Conference. This virtual event will focus on the urgent need to act in transformative ways to help youth and communities ...

Chicago History Museum Awarded Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

The Chicago History Museum this month received a $376,503 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the public humanities category to support the upcoming exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871.

CHICAGO APPRENTICE NETWORK BOASTS OF MORE THAN 1,000 PARTICIPANTS

Sabrina Wilks wanted to go back to school, but had to work full-time to pay bills, especially in the midst of the pandemic. So, when she heard about an apprenticeship with Zurich North America, she was stunned, but motivated to ...

Human Rights Campaign Praises Sec. Fudge’s Decision to Repeal Trump-Era Proposal to Gut Equal Access Rule

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it would be rescinding a Trump-era proposal to gut the Equal Access Rule. The 2016 Equal Access Rule explicitly prohibits discrimination in HUD-funded housing and programs on the basis ...

DuPont Announces $20 Million Investment in LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund

DuPont (NYSE: DD) recently announced it has committed to invest $20 million in the Black Economic Development Fund (BEDF), managed by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS MAKE FAST GAINS IN VACCINATING POPULATIONS HIT HARDEST BY COVID

Community Health Centers are doubling their pace in vaccinating minority and ethnic populations against COVID according to recent data released by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).

ComEd Offers Options to Help Customers Manage Electric Bills

As many northern Illinois residents experience mounting expenses as a result of the pandemic, ComEd offers payment assistance programs that may help with past-due balances now and energy-saving tools that can lower bills in the future.

MOTHER AND SON ARE PUBLISHED AUTHORS

Takeshi James is the principal at Avalon Park Fine and Performing Arts School. Her son, Kyle Xavier James, is a senior at St. Rita of Cascia High School. Both are published authors.

It’s Time for a Check-In with Our Sons

It all began with the death of George Floyd and, now that former police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of his murder, Sherilyn Bennett believes now is the time for a check-in with her two adult sons KJ and ...

Agpawa says next steps include taking his fight to the Illinois Supreme Court

Roger Agpawa won the April 6 mayoral election in the city of Markham. But recently, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled he’s ineligible to hold municipal office based on a mail fraud conviction.

Chicago Alderman Enters Secretary of State Race

Chicago South Side Alderman David Moore is announcing his run for Illinois Secretary of State to replace long time incumbent Jesse White, who is retiring at the end of his term in January 2023. Moore is the fifth candidate to ...

THIRTEEN ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE PORTION OF $100,000 DONATION

Gloria Batey conceived of the idea for Hood to Hire in late 2020 as COVID-19 continued to change the way we all lived. She wanted to find a way for people to work in a COVID society and fulfill their ...

Partnership with Chicago Public Schools Promotes Health Resources for Medicaid-Eligible Students

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), the Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW), and HealthChoice Illinois recently announced a new joint initiative to raise awareness about the free public health resources that ...

Scholar-Activist and Award-winning Playwright-Actress Address Spelman College Graduates

A political activist who is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad and the first African woman writer to have a play on Broadway, will address graduates during Spelman College’s ...

Resiliency Amidst COVID: How This Black Business Reemerged As A Global Tech Solution For Minority Small Business Needs

The coronavirus pandemic caused unprecedented loss for Patrice Darby. Her first business, GoNanny, a childcare service, closed in 2020 due to COVID-19, leaving her battling grief after losing something she worked tirelessly to build.

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