Marcellous Lovelace’s street savvy works are based on his experience growing up and living in poverty on Chicago’s far South Side. Almost completely self-taught, he refers to himself as an “Afro urban indigenous folk artist.” More than 30 of Lovelace’s works of all sizes and mediums will be featured in...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and Donda House, Inc., recently announced that auditions will be held for young adults wishing to perform in Mayor Emanuel’s Teens in the Park (T.I.P.) Fest on Saturday, July 9 at Northerly Island. Talented individuals between the ages of 14 – 20...
On February 21 at 5:30 p.m. people from all walks of life will gather on the Southwest Side of Chicago to pay tribute to three men; Munir Muhammad (Business Manager), Halif Muhammad (Secretary) and Shahid Muslim (Director). This trio 29 years ago founded C.R.O.E. (Coalition for the Remembrance of...
Her last column ended with a -30- mark, an editing symbol that notes the end of news copy. On Sunday, January 31, Theresa “TeeSee” Fambro left her final mark as the legendary columnist for the Chicago Defender. Her story was about life. It took 80 years to complete and...
At one time or another, each and every employee of Indiana University Northwest is bound to come across the smiling face of Crystal O’Brien, Human Resources Assistant, and an IU Northwest alumnus. It’s a pretty face, few would dispute, but as her memoir will reveal, it hides an ugly upbringing. Now...
The Chicago Bulls and BMO Harris Bank recently announced that they are teaming up to support the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s Urban Warriors program, which connects military veterans of recent wars with youth who have experienced trauma or violence and live in high-crime neighborhoods in Chicago, including Little Village/Pilsen,...
Bea’s Classy Ladies United Chapter #6053 of the Red Hat Society and the Gentlemen of Distinction are hosting their 9th Annual Red and Purple Dinner – Dance Ball. The sizzling pre-Valentine extravaganza will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at The Genesis Center’s Red...
Indiana’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program for Mental Health and Addiction Professionals is currently accepting applications to provide loan repayment assistance to eligible psychiatrists, addiction psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses (including psychiatric nurse practitioners), addiction counselors and mental health professionals. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2016, for consideration and...
LAKE COUNTY ASSESSOR Hearing Officer Terrance Durousseau, Chief Deputy LaTonya Spearmen and Lake County Assessor Jerome Prince. Terrance Durousseau and LaTonya Spearman may have different stories as employees of the Lake County Assessor’s Office, but one thing they have in common is that they are fully committed to their jobs. Terrance...
CORY WILLIAMS (right) helping Santa’s helpers organize and distribute the $10,000 in toys donated this year to make the Christmas brighter for children. Thanks to a special friend ‘Twas four-days before Christmas, and Father Michael L. Pfleger and his helpers were busy unpacking more than $10,000 worth of donated toys for...