In an effort to increase diversity in the financial services industry, the Financial Services Pipeline (FSP) will host its third annual Summit on Friday, October 28, 8 a.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 S. LaSalle Street. FSP is a coalition of financial services firms whose joint...
The Archdiocese of Chicago Black Catholic Initiative (BCI) will host their 2nd Annual Climate Justice Conference on All Soul’s Day, November 2nd at St. Benedict the African Parish, 6559 S. Stewart St. The event is unique in the Englewood area in its efforts to promote environmental justice and explore...
By abc7chicago.com Uber delivers food and sometimes even puppies. On Tuesday, they will deliver a free flu shot in Chicago. The ride-share service will deliver a registered nurse to give a flu shot. Users can order the shot by requesting the "health" option on the Uber app between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Up...
By Tim Herrera, nytimes.com So here’s a mildly embarrassing personal truth I will admit: I’m 29 and I have no idea how money works. Budgets? Investing? Interest rates? I think the Fed does something important? Totally lost on me. I am aware that these things exist, but that is the extent...
By Sydney Scott, essence.com Jay Z is set to perform a concert in Cleveland to encourage Black young voters to hit the polls and tip the state of Ohio from Trump to Clinton. According to BuzzFeed, a date hasn't been confirmed, but a Clinton aide confirmed the concert's location. Jay Z...
By wgntv.com One member of the Cubs is about to make World Series history. Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler will become the first black Chicago Cub to lead-off in Game 1 of the World Series. The last time the Cubs made it all the way, was two-years before Jackie Robinson integrated the...
By Bonnie DeShong Recently Tyler Perry was in town to promote his new film “BOO! A Madea Halloween.” I had the honor to sit down with him for a conversation. Bonnie: Tyler, you first came here with Madea the stage show, to the Regal Theater on the Southside of Chicago. How...
The grandmother of Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin, Janie B. Jenkins Knight, died on October 16, 2016 in Brandon, MS. She was 99 years old. Janie B. Jenkins Knight, who was affectionately called “Mother Knight,” was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who was also a founding member of...
By Shawn Setaro, complex.com Donald Trump has been struggling for minority votes throughout the election cycle. His frequent generalizations about African Americans who are "living in poverty" in communities that are "in the worst shape ever" have contributed to his opponent polling at 76 percent among non-white voters. During Wednesday night's debate,...
By Jessica Droste Yagan, chicagobusiness.com Chicago is a city of extremes. It gets very hot and very cold. We have some of the most generous and kind people I know, yet violence is exploding across the city. The tech sector is booming, yet entire swaths of the city have seen...