Daring to dream in a pandemic

As dozens of Chicago restaurants close their doors, Monica Haslip holds a ribbon cutting ceremony for her eatery, Carver 47 as a tribute to pioneer George Washington Carver By Erick Johnson The aroma of Black Cat Double Expresso wafted through the room as fresh apple cider tonic and blueberry muffins enticed...

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November is Family Caregivers Month. This year’s theme is “Caregiving Around the Clock.” Family caregivers spend years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds meeting and anticipating the needs of others. Family caregiving spans across all generations, including Boomers, Gen-X, Gen-Z, Millennials, and Silent. A recent study reveals the...
New Initiative Encourages Chicagoans to “Shop Black” at Over 500 Local Black-Owned Businesses on the Day After Thanksgiving The Chicago Urban League joined with the City of Chicago and Chicago agency O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul to announce the launch of Black Shop Friday, a campaign encouraging Chicagoans to shop at Black-owned businesses...
The HistoryMakers While the founding of African American-owned banks saw its hey-day in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and again from the early 1960s to 1990, only six African American-owned banks were founded between 1991 and 2019. This is what makes the recent founding of the digital Greenwood...
Instant tickets are fun gifts for adults — but not for minors The holiday season is here, and the Illinois Lottery wants to remind players that holiday instant tickets are a great gift for almost everyone on the list — just not for minors. “The Illinois Lottery is dedicated to promoting...
Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough announced that her Vital Records Division will be relocating from the lower level of the Daley Center to a more user-friendly location on the first floor of the Cook County Building effective Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Cook County residents seeking copies of vital documents...
Women voters made a difference Women worldwide are summoned to elevate their mindset and claim their leadership roles as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris prepares to lead them through a moment of history, especially minority women. She is known for being placed first in many things; the first Black woman District Attorney...
The RISE for Rare Multi-Channel Campaign Will Build Awareness Around Rare Disease and Its Impact on Communities of Color The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) announced the launch of a comprehensive multi-channel campaign entitled RISE for Rare. This campaign is the first large scale activation of BWHI’s Rare Disease Diversity...
Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League “Now is when the real work begins. The hard work. The necessary work. The good work. The essential work to save lives and beat this pandemic. To rebuild our economy so it works for working people. To root out systemic racism in our...
Winning Berwyn player must claim by November 20 The Illinois Lottery is calling all Lucky Day Lotto players to check behind their sofas, inside their junk drawers or wherever they could have misplaced a winning lottery ticket — as it could be worth a million dollars. Nearly one year ago, a...