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READI CHICAGO RECEIVES $2 MILLION INVESTMENT

READI Chicago has received a $2 million investment from JP Morgan Chase. The investment will allow the organization to continue to be able to provide resources to men at risk of gun violence involvement.

Chicago Loop Alliance announces Sundays on State, invites community to get involved

Chicago Loop Alliance is launching an ambitious open streets project called Sundays on State that would see parts of State Street in the Loop closed to vehicle traffic for up to 12 Sundays this summer. The organization is inviting members ...

Illinois Humanities to distribute over $1M to Illinois cultural institutions affected by the pandemic

Illinois Humanities announced that it will begin accepting applications today for 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants. More than $1M in funding for these grants has been made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 through the ...

Former Evanston Alderwoman Receives Urban One Honors Award

Robin Rue Simmons, Reparations advocate and former Evanston alderwoman, is an award recipient of the annual Urban One Honors which highlighs the exemplary accomplishments of African American women around the country. Rue Simmons is the architect of the nation’s first ...

Community Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic Friday, May 21st At Village Leadership Academy In the South Loop

] It Takes A Village Family of Schools, in partnership with The Rana-Reagan Pharmacy, UI Health, Miles Square Health Center, and IMPACT, is hosting a community covid-19 vaccination clinic this Friday, May 21st from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The ...

NAACP launches ‘COVID. KNOW MORE innovative

With the country showing increasing signs of reopening each day, the tendency exists among some to forget the most devastating impacts of COVID-19. In many of our most vulnerable communities, the battle against the disease continues to rage on as ...

APP-BASED PLATFORMS FILL GAPS DURING COVID-19

During the pandemic, app-based platforms like UberEats, Doordash, Lyft and Instacart, have been able to fill the gaps while people were not able to go out to their favorite restaurants and grocery stores to get food.

Rush Introduces Legislation To Require Full, Public Release of COINTELPRO Files

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) recently introduced legislation that would compel government agencies to release, and require public disclosure, of all records related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s nefarious COINTELPRO operation, a series of covert and illegal ...

McKissack & McKissack Taps Sam Boye and Girard Jenkins for Key Midwest Roles

National architecture, engineering and construction management firm McKissack & McKissack is adding depth to its team by hiring Sam Boye Jr. as operations manager for the Midwest and West regions of the country and promoting Girard Jenkins to project executive ...

ConocoPhillips Heads Diversity and Inclusion Eff orts in the Oil and Gas Industry

With projections that half of its workforce will consist of minorities by 2040, the oil and gas industry has continued to recruit individuals of color, women, veterans, and groups that have been mainly underrepresented. At ConocoPhillips, Shawn Green and Maalika ...

HOUSING GAINS COULD GROW BLACK WEALTH MORE THAN $500 BILLION IN A DECADE

Incremental increases in homeownership rates and home values among Black households would help shrink the current $3 trillion racial wealth gap by hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade, according to a new Zillow analysis.

Ben Nortman Named Co-Chair of the All Stars Project of Chicago

The All Stars Project of Chicago (ASP of Chicago), a nonprofit organization that sponsors Afterschool Development programs for inner-city youth in Chicago, recently announced that veteran business and philanthropic leader Ben Nortman, executive vice president of Hilco Global and CEO ...

VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GET SUPPORT FROM ENTREPRENEUR

Latrice Mosley Smith is the founder and board president of Purple Hose and Healing Foundation Inc., the owner and CEO of 820 Consulting and the owner and CEO of Haute Hosiery, LLC. Smith is also an advocate who raises awareness ...

Firm looks to make diversity, equity and inclusion sustainable

Morgan Phelps founded Colorful Connections, a diversity, equity and inclusion firm after her experiences in the workplace. Phelps worked in a traditionally homogenous industry of the agency world. She said there was a lot of talk about inclusion and diversity, ...

VIRTUAL SECOND ANNUAL PRAYER FOR BLACK WORLD TAKES PLACE SATURDAY, MAY 29TH

A non-denominational Prayer for the Black World will be held on Zoom of the Chicago-based Resurrection Prayer Line on Saturday, May 29th, 8 a.m -10 a.m. Pastors, ministers, and believers from the U.S., Africa, and the Caribbean are expected to ...