In June, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling introduced “Dear Future Chicago,” an ambitious challenge to young adults to come up with new, innovative ideas to improve workforce development in the greater Chicago area. Dear Future Chicago is a part of the national “Dear Future Challenge,” an initiative by The Coca-Cola...
The Independent Voters of Illinois - Independent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO) will hold its annual Independents’ Day Dinner Thursday, July 19 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 2247 W. Chicago Avenue in Chicago. The evening will include a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by a dinner and program at 7:00 p.m. A...
Lyft, the fastest growing ride-share company in the U.S., recently announced that its passengers have raised more than $60,000 for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to date, in support of Chance the Rap per’s CPS: New Chance Fund, which enhances arts and literature programs for Chicago Public Schools students. The...
The Gary Chamber of Commerce will hold its Monthly General Membership Luncheon on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Noon in the Gary SouthShore RailCats Administration Bldg. 2nd Floor. The Chamber will host Colonel Duane Hayden, Executive Director of the Gary/ Chicago International Airport as the special guest...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Wednesday was the first day of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s 47th international convention, and the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. expressed excitement over the unveiling of the “Urban Construction” agenda, creating a pipeline from Jails to Jobs, and the “Plan 78” project that will build...
The Country’s First Black Fire Brigade for firefighters and emergency medical technicians kicks off its mission to promote and protect this growing community. An industrious eight-year-old boy and a resourceful Chicago firefighter will be recognized at the June 23, 2018, grand opening of the Black Fire Brigade’s new home. Torey Ankum...
Seven local companies owned and led by people of color and women were recognized for excellence in construction and professional services, environmental stewardship, community building, job creation, and more at ComEd’s third-annual Diverse Supplier Awards ceremony on Monday. In 2017, ComEd spent $711 million – 36 percent of its total...
Andrea Williams, CLU®, CFP®, Financial Advisor, is the first African-American woman in Northwestern Mutual’s history to be awarded one of the company’s top honors, Forum membership. She has also been locally recognized by Northwestern Mutual - Chicago as Financial Advisor of the Year. Williams has dedicated her financial services to...
Patrice A. Harris, M.D., a psychiatrist from Atlanta, GA., was elected as the new president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA) by physicians gathered at the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in Chicago on June 12. Dr. Harris has diverse experience as a private practicing physician, public...
Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, announced that, on June 4, 2018, shareholder Danielle Anne Phillip was sworn in as a member of the Scholarship Fund Board for the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA). BWLA’s scholarship fund provides financial aid...