Area jobseekers invited to explore opportunities at Sept. 13 hiring fair

Area jobseekers will have access to more than 70 potential employers and staffing agencies in one convenient location during a hiring event in Orland...

Challenging Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers

The Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education (ICBCHE) recently took note of the unprecedented number of African American women leading higher education...

Illinois Tollway Constructionworks program launches across Northern Illinois

Access to training, apprenticeships and careers within skilled construction trades offered through the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership A few years ago, during a panel discussion...

South Shore coalition “We will not be locked out…”

Recently, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to develop more than 20,000 new homes on Chicago’s south lakefront at the site of the shuttered U.S....

Legacy Foundation awards $167,100 to Northwest Indiana area nonprofits

Nineteen local organizations will benefit from $167,100 in grants from Legacy Foundation this spring. Grants were awarded through the Foundation’s Transform Lake County program,...

2017 HBCU calendar provides timeless knowledge

You’ll never know where you’re going, unless you first know where you’ve been. Designers of the “Our History Today!” calendar say make 2017 your...

Uber and Lyft to stay in Chicago after compromised ordinance passes

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader A controversial ordinance that would have been damaging to the African American community was severely modified and passed by...

Target has many, many big executives, but only one is Black

After paying millions to settle two racial discrimination lawsuits where Target was accused of using questionable hiring practices against thousands of Black and Hispanic...

Approvals moves Pullman development closer to start

Moving closer to a groundbreaking date, Pullman Artspace Lofts, the affordable artist work/live community complex to be constructed in historic Pullman Chicago, has received...

Taylor Electric Company celebrates 95 years as Black owned firm

Taylor Electric Company is celebrating its 95th anniversary in the construction business this year. Founded in 1922 by Sam Taylor, Taylor Electric performed light...