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Leaders calls for congressional hearings to aid apartment dwellers living in a ‘death trap’ By Chinta Strausberg Tuesday was a busy day for Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. recently discharged from the hospital, Bishop Tavis Grant, national field director for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and the organization’s national youth director, Reverend...
State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is mourning the death of Rev. Otis L. Anderson of the Cathedral Missionary Baptist Church, who passed away late last month at the age of 87. “Rev. Anderson was a strong tower of God and a blessing to all who knew him,” Hunter said. “He...
Pastor-Emeritus Liberty Baptist Church of Chicago By A.L. Smith, Contributing Writer For nearly a century, three generations of Black Pastors named Jackson prophetically led the faithful congregations at the historic, south side Bronzeville-based, 103-year-old Liberty Baptist Church of Chicago (LBC). Sadly, the final member of this esteemed, family of God-called African-American ministers...
After medical observation, diagnosis, and successful surgery, Rev. Jackson continued with a normal recovery. Because of his Parkinson’s disease, the medical staff at Northwestern made a normal transfer of Rev. Jackson to the Shirley Ryan Rehabilitation Center for a period of exercise and therapy. After a month at the Shirley...
Chief Judge Evans Received Lifetime Achievement Award From Oldest Black Church In Chicago On Sunday, February 21, 2021 the Honorable Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans received the inaugural Archibald Carey Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award from Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first African American congregation in Chicago, established in...
The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate the 43rd Annual African American Heritage Prayer Service virtually throughout February in a series of prayer service videos every Friday at 10 a.m. Due to the pandemic, Catholic schools around the archdiocese will gather online to pray and celebrate African American heritage, culture,...
Services for Billy Bauknight, an educator of Pine Bluff, Arkansas were held in Pine Bluff on January 23, 2021. Bauknight was 79. Billy Eugene Bauknight was born April 3, 1942 to the late James and Melba Stewart Bauknight. He lived in Flint, Michigan with his mother and older sisters. A longtime...
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...