Mother and Son March
A Mother & Son March will take place Sunday, May 9th on Mother’s Day at the DuSable Museum. The event is planned by ten dynamic women who formed a coalition in response to the national trauma and deaths of so many Black and Brown males. Jil Ross, local author...

Mother’s Day

The HistoryMakers Labor leader Reverend Addie Wyatt (1924 - 2012) recalled her annual tradition growing up, with the help of the neighborhood kids: “When Mother's Day came, I always wanted to do great things for my mother because I thought she deserved it. And she worked so hard and received...
South Shore Hospital
By Stephanie Gadlin Part I of a IV Part Series CHICAGO - In 2020, the pandemic claimed the lives of my father, my youngest aunt, a disabled first cousin, and 14 other friends and acquaintances. They were among the 577,000 Americans who lost their lives in a span of 14 months,...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Over 100 years ago, President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day a holiday, and while it’s celebrated in countries across the world and on different days, this Sunday, May 9, is Mother’s Day in the United States. Many families have lost their mothers during this pandemic,...
Left to right, top- Kamala Harris, Lloyd Austin, and Marcia Fudge Bottom- Michael Regan, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and Dr. Cecilia Rouse
The HistoryMakers The Biden Administration has, to date, appointed six African Americans to its Cabinet: Vice President Kamala Harris; Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin; Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Marcia Fudge; Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Michael Regan; U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield; and Chair of...
Eric Jerome Dickey

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"The Son of Mr. Suleman" By Eric Jerome Dickey c.2021, Dutton $27.00 / $36.00 Canada 560 pages The sins of the father shall be visited upon the son. That’s what's said, that a son pays for his father’s misdeeds, but maybe the old man didn't intend to leave a negative legacy. Maybe he tried his...
Motherhood and the Military
Women veterans explore the challenges of taking care of family while serving in the military with May panel discussion By Library of Congress Women veterans hold many roles, including that of mothers, but their contributions have often gone unrecognized, according to experts. Mothers have volunteered to serve in the military since the Revolutionary...
UGC, Urban Growers Collective
Planning for a growing community: Students from Simeon High School are helping to plan what’s “growing” along 83rd Street and Wallace in Chicago, where a new renewable energy and urban farming campus is being built. The students have participated in a four-week series of urban planning charrettes hosted by Urban Growers...
The HistoryMakers 2021-2022 Student Brand Ambassador Program
The HistoryMakers The deadline to submit applications for The HistoryMakers 2021-2022 Student Brand Ambassador Program is quickly approaching. Please submit your application by 11:59 P.M. CST this Friday, May 7, 2021. To become one of our student brand ambassadors, interested students must attend one of our subscribing institutions (listed below). If selected,...
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Corporate organizations all over the world have realized a digital shift caused by the pandemic. Therefore, they've adopted new work-from-home policies to align their processes with digital communication versus the traditional face-to-face workplace interaction. Almost half of the American workforce is working from home, compared to 2018 when researchers quoted,...