Theme: Preserving the House That Art Built The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) kicks off their 80th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, June 17th at 6:30 pm with a virtual Masquerade Celebration. Co-Chairs for the 80th Anniversary event, themed Preserving the House That Art Built, are artist Jonathan Green, widely known...
VHPI
The Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute (VHPI) joined Dr. Damon Arnold on America’s Heroes Group to discuss the future of the VA’s infrastructure footprint. President Joe Biden campaigned on a bold platform to modernize and “refresh” the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics across the country to “serve our veterans better” and ensure...
Brett Copeland
By Brett W. Copeland The 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture counted 371,000 U.S. military veterans who, altogether, farmed 129 million acres of land. These numbers will likely have dropped dramatically when the next census is conducted in 2022. Years of corporate consolidation, trade wars, and a global pandemic have made family...
Established by the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights in partnership with the City of Decatur, a celebration of Juneteenth will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the city square on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The themes of the family-focused event are “Liberate, Educate, Celebrate” and...
As Illinois begins to experience higher temperatures, the Illinois Department of Labor is warning workers to pay attention to heat and humidity, which can be deadly. “As more Illinoisans return to work following the COVID-19 pandemic, people who work outside need to consider another hazard: intense heat. Exposure to high...
The next meeting of the Indiana Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EDT). This will be a virtual meeting and streamed live to the public on the...
The Gary Community School Corporation is inviting the community to celebrate the recent restoration of the track at West Side Leadership Academy (900 Gerry St. in Gary) on Tuesday, June 8th at 10:00 a.m. GCSC Manager Dr. Paige McNulty will be joined the Athletics staff, student athletes and a host...

Black History Moments

The roar and excitement of cars racing around the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was alluring to many. But Blacks were barred from participating. After being told no by the American Automobile Association - the sport’s governing body - multiple times, Black Americans created their own auto racing event. It...
The Color Orange Illuminates the Dire Need for Common Sense Gun Safety Laws Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), along with Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, recently introduced a Congressional resolution establishing June 4, 2021, as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” and designating June as “National Gun Violence Awareness Month.” The resolution...
Naomi Osaka
Many Black women can relate to the challenges facing professional Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka and the backlash she experienced after withdrawing from the French Open to prioritize her mental health, says Northwestern Medicine psychologist Inger Burnett-Ziegler. “Naomi Osaka’s complaint of being asked repetitive questions that lead to self-doubt is...