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‘Purple Turtle’ helps children explore their superpowers

Tamera Fair used her extensive background in childcare to create “The Purple Turtle.” But, Fair doesn’t just want it to be a book series, she wants it to be a movement, complete with merchandise featuring the characters from the books.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson to Lead All Star Line Up of Financial Services Experts at Chicago Treasurer’s Building Wealth Today for Tomorrow

An NBA legend, five-time NBA Champion, and three-time league MVP and one of the most recognizable team owners in professional sports, is now part of the largest financial education summit and career fair in the Chicago area.

Hallmark Mahogany Announces its First-ever, Curated Brand experience, Mahogany Moment on October 1 with Headliner Tabitha Brown

Hallmark Mahogany is excited to announce its first-ever branded experiential activation, Mahogany Moment. The event will be held at the historical Georgia Freight Depot, located in metro Atlanta, Ga. on Sunday, Oct. 1. Mahogany Moment is designed to motivate and empower Black women storytellers, artists, small business owners, creators, and more to transform their inspirations into action.

Pair of choral concerts feature women and Black composers

South Holland Master Chorale will celebrate 20th and 21st-century American composers who are creating today’s masterworks in a pair of concerts titled “Of Hope, Healing and Discovery”. Female and African-American composers will be featured prominently in the concerts October 8 in South Holland and October 15 in Tinley Park.


Hazel Crest School District 152.5 is thrilled to kick off an exciting new school year, where students take center stage in the focus of excellence in education. Superintendent Spells eagerly looks forward to an exceptional school year with students at the forefront with the joint community support and efforts.

SheaMoisture Men Illuminates Black Men Through the Lens of Love with New Campaign, "Black Men Love"

SheaMoisture Men, the nation's leading personal grooming brand for men of color, is unveiling a new campaign, "Black Men Love," with the mission of proliferating a narrative that celebrates and showcases Black men through the lens of love. The multifaceted initiative will illuminate the various ways in which Black men show love and contribute to the movement of redefining societal perceptions of Black masculinity through a digital content series, partnerships with organizations dedicated to the advancement of Black men, wellness experiences and more.

ComEd Program Helps 100 Year Old Black-Owned Business with Expansion

When Geri Harston was in grammar school, she would watch the electricians install lights on the streets. She looked at it and believed it was something she could do. She had an opportunity to sign up for the journeyman apprenticeship program. She went through the program and worked in the field for 11 years then was called back to teach at the apprenticeship program.

Glen Ellyn Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Midwest Impact Day of Service Carnival Book Fair Bridges the Gap Between Literacy and Entertainment in the Western Suburbs

The Glen Ellyn Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is hosting its annual Midwest Impact Day of Service on Saturday, September 30th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This innovative and exciting event has the potential to greatly benefit our communities by fostering a love for literature and reading.

Calumet City flooding statement

With more than six inches of rain falling on Calumet City and neighboring south suburban communities, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) urges continued collaboration, investment and attention to stormwater management and infrastructure.


The City of Harvey is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for the highly anticipated Harvey Lofts, marking a significant milestone in the city's revitalization efforts. This remarkable $19 million private investment is a historic step forward, heralding a new era of development in Harvey that is poised to set the stage for decades to come.

Davis, Krishnamoorthi, Casey Introduce Legislation to Foster Success in Higher Education for Foster and Homeless Youth

Representative Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), and U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Fostering Success in Higher Education Act to improve college access, retention, and graduation rates for foster and homeless youth.

Pear Nova and Flora & Noor Celebrate Self-Care Awareness Month

September is Self-Care Awareness Month and to celebrate, two locally based beauty brands, Pear Nova and Flora & Noor, teamed up for a two-day event that included yoga, hand massages, body massages, facials etc. Pear Nova is a beauty brand that was founded by Rachel James in 2013.


After the successful launch of his latest sneaker boutique in Hyde Park, Chicago entrepreneur, and businessman James Denman is using his venture to bring people together through a new podcast. The Sneakerville 88 podcast features athletes, entertainers, artists, and even politicians. Even better, each podcast coincides with a new drop. The goal is to restore a sense of community and belonging over a shared love of sneakers.


The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) announced programming for this year’s Open House Chicago (OHC), a free festival that provides behind-the-scenes access to some of the city’s most historically, culturally and architecturally important sites. The 2023 event, which will take place October 13-15, will feature 170+ locations across 20+ Chicago neighborhoods. Additionally, for the first time, the CAC will host two Friday events, including one exclusively for CAC members.

Aetna Better Health of Illinois Supports Community Health Centers

Aetna Better Health of Illinois has provided more than $12.7 million in value-based incentive payments to eight local community health centers.