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Conversations With The Citizen

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Chakena Sims

Chakena is the new chairwoman of the Cook County Young Democrats and president of the Chicago Votes Action Fund Board of Directors. Chakena Sims has a vision for expanding access to voting rights in Chicago and engaging a new generation ...

Jamila Trimuel-

Jamila Trimuel is the founder and CEO of Ladies of Virtue, a nonprofit mentoring organization that targets young women from the south and west sides of Chicago to provide them with mentors, career-readiness training, character-building exercises, and opportunities for civic ...

AGB Investigative

BLACK-OWNED SECURITY COMPANY CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW SOUTH SIDE HEADQUARTERS AGB Investigative Services recently celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters located on 7545 S. Western Ave. in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood. Owners John and Dr. Denitra Griffin sat ...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Recognized At South Side Community Service Center

During October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is recognized across the country including in Chicago at the Metropolitan Family Services Calumet Center, 235 East 103rd Street, in Roseland. The Calumet Center offers Domestic Violence Clinical Services all year long for ...

Young Entrepreneur Creates Social Impact Fund To Create Sustainable And Affordable Housing

In 2016, AJ Patton left his job to create 548 Capital, LLC and to focus on creating solar-powered affordable housing on the south and west sides of Chicago. Since then, Patton has built a network of local partners who are ...

BLACK LED STEM NONPROFIT CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Project SYNCERE, a local nonprofit focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning for youth, will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary since being founded by three African American engineers in 2009. Project SYNCERE will commemorate its 10th anniversary by ...

Community Organization Reintroduces City Ordinance to Increase Police Accountability- Mecole Jordan

The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) recently resubmitted its Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability Ordinance to Chicago’s city council with Alderman Roderick Sawyer as a sponsor. The ordinance aims to create an elected community commission to hold ...

Target Area Development Corporation, Autry Phillips

Target Area Development Corporation (Target Area) is a grassroots social justice organization working in Chicago to assist south side communities to build the strength and capacity they need to solve their greatest problems. The organization uses street outreach to address ...

Kufi Club of Chicago

KUFI CLUB OF CHICAGO OFFERS AFRICAN-CENTERED EDUCATION FOR SOUTH SIDE YOUTH The Kufi Club of Chicago is a non-profit organization that addresses the cultural, career, academic, and social needs of at-risk African American youth who live in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. ...

Larry Huggins -CFC

Larry Huggins of the Chicago Football Classic discuss the upcoming Football Classic Game Day Event. The Chicago Football Classic will be held at Solider Field, Saturday, September 14, 2019. Hampton vs. Howard.

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