Juwana Dorsey is not lazy. She wasn’t unemployed because she wanted to be, and it wasn’t for lack of effort. She just needed a connection. In 2014, Dorsey decided to move back home to Chicago from Minnesota, confident that she could find a good job with her experience in hospital environmental...
Charlene Crowell
By Charlene Crowell Every once in a while a congressional committee hearing can almost seem like a time to grab your popcorn and a seat to hear the exchanges and varying opinions. On April 5, a U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on consumer finance regulations became...
Edgewater Behavioral Health Services recently announced its newest Corporate Board Members: Dr. Regina Biddings-Muro, Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement for Purdue Calumet; Jonathan Anderson, President of Anderson Partners LLC, AP Development LLC; Ben Toles, General Manager at B. Coleman Aviation LLC; and Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter. According to Dr....
Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago - 3rd District) will host a career fair on Tuesday, April 26th, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at VanderCook College of Music, located at 3125 S. Federal Street, Chicago, IL. This free event, which is open to the public, will include workshops...
Charlene Crowell
By Charlene Crowell When it comes to consumer concerns, debt collection remains the top complaint most often reported to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Two newly released CFPB reports reveal which consumers are most at risk and the businesses most often identified in debt collection issues. As of March 1,...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Operations Integration and Strategy Director for Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) Michael Suggs says he is not sure how the magazine African American Career World located him, but it’s a magazine that every February does an article that lists some of the top...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The closeness of Darryl and Fylynne Crawford is inspiring, for not only do they own the largest African American Laundromat in Hyde Park, but they’ve put their heads together and are digitalizing their business including drop-off kiosks, text-ready service and social media. Both were born on the...
Charlene Crowell
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...
Students and workers relying on public transportation and employment training are one step closer to having their needs met thanks to legislation that passed out of the Senate on March 17. The measure would give spending authority to the governor to allow him to honor his contract commitment to Amtrak,...
Economic power engines – ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas have joined forces with 30 construction industry companies and six social service agencies to help increase job opportunities for minorities in local neighborhoods throughout Illinois. The CONSTRUCT partners recently held a special ceremony to announce the 2016 class of 64...