Robert Morris University’s initiative to make graduate school affordable

Increasing afordability for Illinois students Zyria Goldsmith felt her surprise instantly turn into excitement. The first-year graduate student at Robert Morris University Illinois’ (RMU) Chicago...

America’s Heroes Group supports Montford Point Marines

There is a building located at 7011 S. Vincennes Avenue that holds historic value to Black Veterans—it’s called Montford Point Marine Veterans Center. The...

The Harold Washington Cultural Center

Broadway in Bronzeville proudly announces the “Cooley High Class Reunion” will be featured during Chicago Theatre Week. This two-week celebration will be held February 8-17,...

Book probes religious lives of prominent Black Americans

There have been two biographies of jazz piano great Mary Lou Williams. There are two biographies of singer and actor Ethel Waters, as well...

Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story

This film by award-winning filmmaker Martin Doblmeier creates a portrait of this influential African American theologian, preacher, writer and civil rights leader who inspired...

Sip and Savor coffee house opens third location

Restored Rosenwald Court Apartments home to coffee shop Sip and Savor Coffee House opened its third location at the corner of 47th and Michigan on...

BUFI reboots with acting executive director

Carolyn Day joins as Acting Executive Director of historic organization Standing on its principle of “Helping People Help Themselves,” the Black United Fund of Illinois...

Matteson mayor successfully lures back Sam’s Club

Sheila Chalmers-Currin, village president of Matteson, IL recently welcomed the return of Sam’s Club to the village on January 17, 2019. The public will find...

THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AND THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE

By Julianne Malveaux As I write this, our federal government has been shut down for 27 days. At first, it seemed like a gamesmanship joke,...

Blacks Need to Challenge the Shutdown

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow When America gets a “cold” Blacks will come down with “pneumonia.” That is why we...