Monday, January 25, 2021
Officials from the Chicago Housing Authority today joined residents of the ABLA/Brooks Homes, Alderman Danny Solis, Amy Rule and area residents for the dedication of the newly renovated Jane Addams Family Resource Center. During a ribbon cutting ceremony, CHA CEO Eugene “Gene” Jones, Jr. said the newly refurbished center, at...
By Charlene Crowell  NNPA Columnist Despite consensus by economists that the economic recovery is well underway, many of America’s working poor, under-employed and unemployed people continue to struggle financially. Adding insult to injury, these financially vulnerable households face debt collectors who harass and sue them on incomplete and/or inaccurate information. In...
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Each year observances and events offered in recognition of Black History Month offer opportunities for people of all colors and locales to reflect on the unique experiences of Blacks both past and present. Many of the annual observances chronicle progress since the passage of laws adopted...
By Glenn Reedus Independent Journalist While the phrase “the struggle continues” is a familiar one, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. sees the struggle as an evolutionary process that now must be taken to Wall Street and the financial markets. Jackson, founder of the civil rights organization, Rainbow/PUSH, said the struggle is in...
On February 7, Tremaine Hargon and a guest are headed to SuperBowl 50 for this year’s big game to be held in Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Tremaine was this year’s winner of the Big Game Selfie promotion being held at all Strack & Van Til, Ultra Foods...
By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Columnist As communities of color continue to suffer from financial stress, a new research report provides insights as to how the racial wealth divide is in large part created by policy trends that favor the well-to-do at the expense of the majority of the nation. New research...
Chicagoans take the lead among hundreds of corporate executives, minority entrepreneurs and community leaders expected to attend the Wall Street Project Economic Summit, which will take place in New York City February 16-18, 2016. The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, who with the Citizenship Education Fund founded the Wall Street Project...
Marquette Park Pavilion, one of the premier venues in the Midwest for special events and posh affairs will present its new exclusive caterer to the community in a meet & greet this weekend. A “Meet The Chef” event will be held at the Pavilion on Friday, February 5, 2016...
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Fees deducted from millions of consumer checking accounts are making legal and financial news in early 2016. Banks are reaping billions of dollars on just one fee – overdraft. A new analysis by SNL Financial and CNN Money found that the nation’s three largest banks together collected...
THE DANIELLE ASHLEY GROUP is saddened by the recent and untimely death of their director of business development, Royal Allen. Allen will be remembered for his contribution to reducing health disparities through his work on the First Ladies Health Initiative. Royal Allen played a major role as the director of...