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Reception Held For Rebranding of ISF Bank

The African American owned Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan Association (ISF Bank) is a long time stakeholder in Chicago’s south side community and a recent reception in their main office, 4619 S. King Dr., celebrated the official rebranding of ...

JOS LUC WEEMS COMPETES IN JUNIOR GOLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: 8 Year Old Bowling Sensation!

Jos Weems is eight years old competing in the 12 and Under Boys (U12B) Junior Gold Championships bowling division. The Junior Gold Championships is an annual national tournament for the top male and female youth bowlers in the United States.

South Side Church Hosts Worlds Largest Baby Shower

New Beginnings Church of Chicago and Project H.O.O.D. are hosting the Worlds Largest Baby Shower on Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on King Drive From 65th to 67th Streets. At the event, expectant and single parents will ...

BETTER MAN THAN ME FOUNDATION PREPARES FOR ROOFTOP AWARDS CEREMONY

The Better Man Than Me Foundation is preparing to award their seventh academic scholarship at the Better Man Than Me Rooftop Party on Aug. 17 at the Cliff Dwellers Club. Aside from preparing for the upcoming event, the organization is ...

DINING ON THE FIVE EXTENDED TO LABOR DAY

Several businesses along 75th Street in Chatham are participating in the second annual Dining on the 5 event hosted by the Greater Chatham Initiative. Several participating restaurants are offering a $5 to $10 special for the duration of the event ...

COMMUNITY LEADERS EXPRESS CONCERNS ABOUT NEW BUSINESS

Members of several community organizations in Chatham and the surrounding areas along with the 6th Ward Alderman, Roderick Sawyer, recently held a meeting to discuss the many concerns surrounding King Food and Deli which recently opened on the corner of ...

LORETTO HOSPITAL PUSHING TO BRIDGE GAP IN HEALTHCARE DISPARITY

The Loretto Hospital Foundation (LHF) honored Spencer Leak, Sr. and Spencer Leak, Jr., of Leak & Sons Funeral Homes, at its 10th Annual Spirit of Achievement Awards Gala held recently at Galleria Marchetti. The Leaks, known for a decades-long funerary ...

Summer Bootcamp For Teens Focuses On Film, Photography, And Entrepreneurship

On July 9, the Teenpreneur Bootcamp will kick off at The Woodlawn, 1200 E. 79th St. The six-week summer program, organized by Nicole Bridges and Tiffany Joi, is for teens from 13 to 18 years old who want to learn ...

Soulful Chicago Book Fair Showcases Black Authors

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair is returning for a third year on July 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on 61st St. between S. Cottage Grove Ave. and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Woodlawn. The event showcases ...

Eighth Grader Gets Perfect Score on Selective Enrollment Test

Betty Shabazz Academy eighth grader, Dara Bolden, recently found out that she received a perfect score on her Chicago Public Schools Selective Enrollment Test. As a result, Bolden will be attending Whitney M. Young Magnet School, her first choice, for ...

Betty Shabazz Student Scores a Perfect 300 on CPS Selective-Enrollment Test

Bolden, an eighth grader at Betty Shabazz Academy (BSA), 7823 S. Ellis Ave., has been at the school for five years and graduated recently. The scholar enjoys reading, creative writing, yoga, nature and chess. “Of course we all are very ...

ART INSTALLATION IN BROWN MEMORIAL PARK HONORS FIRST RESPONDERS

A temporary art installation, We Honor You, was recently on display in Brown Memorial Park to honor 200 first responders who live or serve in the Greater Chatham community. We Honor You was a collaborative effort between the Greater Chatham ...

Long Time Woodlawn Activist Supports Obama Presidential Center

With the recent news of the nearly-unanimous Chicago City Council vote to approve the construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park, Dr. Leon Finney Jr., founder and CEO of Urban Broadcast Media and longtime community activist in ...

CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY NAMES Z SCOTT AS PRESIDENT

“Z brings an infectious energy, confident leadership, a distinguished academic record and a lifetime immersed in leading initiatives that strengthen Chicago communities,” said Reverend Marshall Hatch, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Chicago State University and Pastor of New ...

GRADUATION STORIES SHOWING GRIT AND DETERMINATION

“I grew up on the south side of Chicago,” said Joya. “Chicago State has always been a place known for its nurturing faculty and I wanted to attend a university where I knew I would be known by name and ...