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Pastor Odether Bady Sr. was born on May 11, 1939 the fifth of 14 children, in the Delta in Mississippi. He came to Chicago at the age of 18, along with his brother George during the Great Migration—one of millions of Blacks who left towns in the Jim Crow...
Dr. Manford Byrd a longtime Chicago Public Schools administrator died January 17, 2021, in Chicago. He was 93. Born May 29, 1928 in Brewton, Alabama, he attended high school at Southern Normal High School in Brewton and was recruited to attend Central College in Pella, Iowa. After graduating from Central...

Managing Your Grief

By Dr. Arnold Hoskins, M.Th., D.Mgt. Since COVID-19, death and dying have become more and more the center and subject of our daily lives. Even with all the global wars and genocides and famines, death has never been more prevalent than it is these days with over 300,000 deaths in...
The singer and preacher was known for the gospel song "Something About the Name Jesus." By Brooklyn White, ESSENCE Ohio’s Bishop Rance Allen, a minister and singer widely known for the gospel hit “Something About the Name Jesus,” has passed away. He was 71. News of his death was formally announced by...
Virglee Feazell, a longtime Chicago resident passed suddenly at her Southside home the morning of October 2. She was 90. Services for the neighborhood activist were held at Rayner Funeral Home on October 10. Feazell had lived in Chicago since the 1950s, moving here from Detroit to join her Aunt,...
Counting on Chicago Coalition Continues; its Final Census Push Before September 30 Deadline The Counting on Chicago Coalition, led by Habilitative CEO Donald Dew, have partnered with Inter-faith leaders across the city developing initiatives meant to encourage their congregations to complete the 2020 Census before the September 30 deadline. The...
Counting on Chicago Coalition, interfaith leaders partner to complete Census Census Sunday and gospel concert part of Coalition’s final Census push On Sunday, September 13, inter-faith leaders across Chicago participated in Census Sunday, an initiative to encourage their congregations to complete the 2020 Census before the September 30 deadline. Themed “As For...
All Nations Worship Assembly, a charismatic church in the South Shore community will give away a week’s worth of food to over 300 families in need on September 26th. All Nations Worship Assembly, pastored by Dr. Matthew Stevenson, is a popular church with over 6,000 local members and 20 locations...
Oct. 15-17: Thousands of Women Set to Discuss Faith, Social Issues and More During Three-Day Global Event As the U.S. continues to practice social distancing, there is no need to be socially isolated. With more than half of Americans reporting the coronavirus is harming their mental health (for women and Blacks, this...
Known for her dedication and professionalism, Rita Wilson—one of the four, original founding members of the Black United Fund of Illinois (BUFI)—has made her transition. “On behalf of the Black United Fund of Illinois (BUFI) it is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of former board...