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Upcoming Brunch Fundraiser Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence

The Better Brother and Sister Growth Network will host it’s seventh annual Domestic Violence Brunch Fundraiser at the Party Palace, 555 E. 75th St., from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. on March 16.

First Group Of Employees Hired To Build New Railcars For Chicago Transit Authority

A press conference was recently held to celebrate the hiring of over 70 employees at the new CRRC Sifang America manufacturing facility in Hegewisch. These employees will be tasked with building new railcars for the Chicago Transit Authority

Illinois Commitment Means Some Students Will Qualify For Free College Tuition

A public forum was recently held at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., to discuss the recently announced Illinois Commitment financial aid package that will allow qualifying Illinois students to receive free tuition to attend the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Sorority donates $1.6M to black colleges and universities

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. recently donated $1.6 million to 32 historically black colleges and universities including Chicago State University, and plans to raise millions more over the next four years.

Chicago donuts made the old fashioned way

After briefly working at two other donut shops, Buritt Bulloch opened up his own shop, and now nearly 50 years later, he still makes his famous donuts the old fashioned way. At age 80, “Mr. B” as family, friends and ...

App Aims to Connect College Students With Study Partners

Subawu is like Tinder for studying, according to Oluwabusayo Adebayo who is currently in the process of creating a revolutionary app called Subawu. Like Tinder, a well-known dating app that connects users with people nearby that are also on the ...

Award-Winning Violinist Releases Music By Black Composers Project

Growing up in Chicago and studying violin, Rachel Barton Pine was surrounded by music that was created by black composers. She also knew more about black composers than kids her own age. Today, she is an award-winning violinist and able ...

Chicago Black Restaurant Week Celebrates Another Successful Year

This year’s fourth annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week recently came to a close after featuring over 35 black-owned eateries across Chicago who all opened their doors to hungry customers and offered special menu items and discounted prices.

Praize Productions Prepares For Annual Theatrical Performance

A local nonprofit arts enrichment organization, Praize Productions, Inc., is currently preparing for their 8th annual theatrical performance.

NEW 2FM HEADQUARTERS MEANS 200 JOBS ARE BEING RELOCATED TO THE SOUTH SIDE

Chicago’s Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM) along with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for 2FM’s new headquarters in Englewood which brings along with it the relocation of 200 jobs from the north side to ...

SOUTH SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL EXPAND VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS WITH $130,000 DONATION

Thornton Township High School District 205 recently accepted a $130,000 donation from the Thornton Alumni Legacy Fund which will be used to create a Machine Shop Program in the district. This new addition will further support the goals of the ...

Robbins to host minority business symposium

The village of Robbins will host an upcoming business summit with the goal of connecting black entrepreneurs with one another to help them grow their businesses.

Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star

The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP) will present Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star from April 11 – July 7, 2019, featuring work from photographer and recent MacArthur genius grant fellow Dawoud Bey (American, born 1953), ...

OVER 50 ORGANIZATIONS PARTNER TO SET GOAL OF DRASTICALLY REDUCING HOMICIDES IN CHICAGO

The City of Chicago is known for many things: cold temperatures, towering skyscrapers, deep dish pizza and unfortunately, gun violence.

LEGENDARY CHICAGO TALK SHOW HOST CLIFF KELLY TO ANNOUNCE HIS RETIREMENT AND RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT BLACK SUMMIT FOR BUSINESS LEADERS

COOK COUNTY AFRICAN AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS TO CONNECT WITH PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO ADDRESS CREATING HUBS OF TECHNOLOGY, INDUSTRY AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT