Leon Walker, managing partner of DL3 Realty Predicts the Ripple Effect for Englewood The opening of Whole Foods in the new Englewood Square retail mall at the historic 63rd and Halsted Street site marks a return of investment to Englewood and the revitalization of an area once known as Chicago’s...
By Bonnie DeShong Growing up in the 1950’s and 60’s in the city Champaign, Illinois our history books didn’t dwell on Black history. We learned about Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, but Nat Turner and so many others were omitted from the very limited curriculum. While in college in...
Tuesday at 6 a.m., Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), opened its doors in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, providing residents access to fresh, healthy food options along with signature Mariano’s experiences such as fresh squeezed juices, house-made Italian sausage, an award-winning produce department and...
MORE THAN 200 supporters, family members and friends gathered at 65th and King Drive on Friday, October 7th to witness the street naming for three outstanding men. Balm L. Leavell, Jr. and Joseph H. Jefferson, founders of the Crusader Newspapers (Chicago and Gary) were honored posthumously, however Herman Roberts...
First Lady Karen Pence recently announced she is hosting a phone drive with HopeLine from Verizon throughout the month of October to assist survivors of domestic violence in Indiana. This is the third year the First Lady has participated in the initiative and, according to Verizon, the drive is...
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, 200 people gathered in the lobby of ISF Bank in Bronzeville to party with a purpose for Sib’s Breakfast Club’s 8th Anniversary Celebration. Organized in conjunction with Sibyl Holloway, founder of Sib’s Breakfast Club, the “All Black Everything” event showcased and awarded successful African ­Americans...
Street named for the drive of militant   newspaper publishers   Decades before anyone put the letters SNCC, or SCLC together to describe civil rights organizations, Balm L. Leavell, Jr. and Joseph H. Jefferson were telling Chicago and much of the world about injustices African Americans and other every day people...
Dinahlynn Biggs is a nationally recognized and locally adored Radio Personality, Program Director, Promoter, Producer, and Community Activist in her own defining style. On October 7, 2016 the Nation of Islam will present Biggs with the 2016 Elijah Muhammad Lifetime Achievement Award at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson...
A little more than a year after the purchase of the Newberry Park Apartments extended the affordability of the residential property, residents and neighbors from the Near West Side joined local leaders and the Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) Inc. recently to celebrate the completion of the $5 million...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader When Donny Williamson applied to become a Gary firefighter, one of the questions on the application asked why he wanted to become a firefighter. Williamson’s response then, was that he wanted to help people and of course, earn money. The first reason was an...