Friday, January 22, 2021
Financially vulnerable families across Illinois to benefit from merger Ladder Up and the Center for Economic Progress, the leading Chicago-based providers of free financial services in Illinois, recently announced that they are joining forces. In a strategic merger, the nonprofits will increase their impact in fulfilling the mission of both...
Local high schools vie for top honors, cash prizes in second annual event ComEd is challenging high school students in the South Side neighborhood of Bronzeville to create innovative technology solutions that have the potential to benefit the community and qualify for cash prizes. The second annual ComEd Ideathon kicks-off on...
By Charlene Crowell Although the former Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, closed its doors last year, many of the problems incurred by its former students persist. The now-defunct college is the only questionable actor among for-profit colleges. To date, investigations, and lawsuits have focused on a...
Dr. Mae C. Jemison, astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator, has been named a leader-in-residence at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, serving as its Poling Chair of Business and Government, for this academic year. Jemison leads 100 Year Starship, a global initiative to ensure that the capabilities for...
Earlier this year Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson appeared in the CBS television series “Undercover Boss.” While she used it to feature the city’s attributes and its hardworking people, she was reminded of the challenges faced from the employees’ perspective including the firefighters. On Friday, October 13 the Mayor joined others...
Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is a reminder of the impact of race and gender on income inequality. BY Taryn Finley, Huffington Post Aug. 22 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. It marks the point when Black women’s income finally caught up to earnings of white non-Hispanic men in the previous...
By Dezimon Alicea, Gary Crusader Public Relations expert Chelsea Stalling-Whittington is committed to strengthening small businesses in Gary. In 1992, social media was a thought instead of a notion. In order to get out information about an event or a major announcement, one had to utilize the telephone, fax, or good...
Whole Foods Market joined with the city of Chicago to open the company’s new 140,000 square foot distribution center in the Pullman neighborhood. The new distribution center allows the natural and organic grocer to better serve its 26 Chicagoland locations, as well as an additional 34 locations across the...
The NAACP Hammond Indiana Branch will host its 2017 Freedom Luncheon on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 12-3 PM, at the Dynasty Banquet Hall, 4141 Calumet Avenue, in Hammond, Indiana. The Hammond Branch NAACP is a catalyst in promoting improvements to increase opportunity for all people. The branch continues to...
With a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 6 p.m., South Side businessman, civic leader and pastor Dr. Leon Finney, Jr. reopened the legendary, family-owned Leon’s at 1528 E. 63rd St. in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood. This Chicago gem will be reborn thanks to two-time Academy...