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University Park Honors Black Leaders in Virtual Event

The Mayor’s Office of Special Events in University Park held its first ever virtual awards ceremony honoring black leaders who have given to their community. The virtual event was held through the village’s local cable station on Thursday, February 25. ...

Retired NFL player Terrell Davis Talks About Health, Wellness & Defy, A Sports Performance Company Where He Is Co-Founder

Terrell Davis is a retired NFL player and Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion who had a short, but successful career. When Davis retired from the NFL, he became an entrepreneur.

Pappas: Cook County Board passes ordinance to bring transparency to TIF spending

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has enacted an ordinance that would increase disclosure in an area where it is long overdue — Tax Increment Financing districts, Treasurer Maria Pappas said in a statement released on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Gov. Pritzker Announces $11 Million in Rebuild Illinois Capital Grants to Fuel Economic Development Projects Around the State

Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) awarded $11 million in Rebuild Illinois capital funds to support continued economic development across the state. Shovel Ready Infrastructure Capital Program grants will support 11 new capital ...


QuoVadis Gates, founder of Quo & Co. Real Estate Agents, is on a mission to put blue collar families in a position to help build generational wealth through the purchase of multi-unit properties. Gates, who grew up in Englewood, said ...

Momentum Builds for Coalition for Independent Work to Protect Flexibility & Independence for App-Based Drivers

The Illinois Coalition for Independent Work announced recently, that several new community groups, advocacy groups and racial equity organizations have joined the coalition to advocate for app-based drivers’ independence and improved access to benefits.

Burn Survivor Who Avoided Looking at Scars in Mirror for 25 years Reveals Steps that Led to Healing in New Book

While most 18-month-old toddlers are learning to say their first words and perfecting their walking skills, Audra Bryant had much bigger issues to deal with at that age.

Pouring With A Purpose -- BLQK Coffee Donates 25% of Profits to Social Justice Initiatives

The recently launched BLQK Coffee is serving caffeine with a cause, having committed to pouring 25 percent of their profits into the support of social justice initiatives. Coffee lovers can now purchase the coffee online at BLQK.Coffee.

Influencer Launches Platform to Help Moms of Color Connect With National Brands

As we honor notable accomplishments of trailblazers from the past during Black History Month, it’s also important to recognize the leaders who are blazing trails today.

National Women’s Business Council Releases 2020 Roundtable Report

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) has released its 2020 #LetsTalkBusiness Roundtable Series Report, a collection of testimonials from women entrepreneurs on current challenges and opportunities associated with access to capital, childcare, and patenting and trademark

Walgreens Expressions Creative Art Contest Expands to High School Students Across the Country Program encourages teens to use creative expression as a means for coping with challenging situations

More than 10 years ago Walgreens launched its first Expressions Challenge program to encourage teens to use creative arts as an outlet to manage some of life’s stressful circumstances and to guide students to make better life choices. Offered only ...

Mayor Lightfoot and CDPH Announce Significant Improvement in Racial Equity in Vaccine Distribution Half of vaccine administered in the most recent week went to Black or Latinx Chicagoans

Racial equity has been the driving force behind the city’s COVID-19 vaccination roll-out and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health today announced significant improvement in the percentage of vaccine administered to Chicagoans of color. These ...


For Valentine’s Day, Ladies of Virtue hosted an event to show young Black women how much they are loved. The mentoring program which aims to empower girls ages 9-18, provided 300 LOV boxes to young women on the South and ...

Feed the Soul Foundation Celebrates Partnership with Grubhub

Feed the Soul Foundation, the non-profit arm of Black Restaurant Week, LLC, celebrates their partnership with Grubhub. As a recipient of the food ordering and delivery platform’s Donate the Change program, Feed the Soul Foundation is benefiting from diner donations ...


Mo G is a Chicago-based natural hair artist, known to many on Instagram as @ gotothemo. While she is doing people’s hair for hours, there is an opportunity for sharing stories, learning people’s stories and telling her own, as well ...