Youth rush to beat the clock By Chinta Strausberg With the application deadline to attend the PUSH Excel Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) tour fast approaching, Kalana Cale, Youth Director of that project, Saturday helped several students to digitally complete their forms so they can be among those chosen for...
By Wanda “Sistah Soldier” Petty, President & CEO In our last post, we talked about leaving a legacy for your loved ones. Hopefully, you began taking action to fulfill your vision. This week, I want to expand the conversation. Most of the time, we think about plans and strategize, but...
The Museum of Science and Industry continues to honor the contributions of African-Americans in science, technology, engineering, art and medicine with its new exhibit and the 50th anniversary of the longest running exhibition of African-American art in the United States. From now until the end of Black History month, MSI...
By Joseph Phillips Sports Editor In honor of the 2020 NBA All Star Weekend held in Chicago, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition in collaboration with NBA Legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, hosted the “Welcome to Chicago 2020” fundraiser benefit event on Thursday, February 13, at Soldier Field. The...
By Isi Frank Ativie, Freelance Writer Ninety-seven teenagers attended the sixth annual Solar Spotlight educational program at the ComEd Chicago Training Center in McKinley Park on Saturday, February 8. Students came from Chicagoland cities such as Rockford, Joliet, and Aurora. The program also hosted urban teens from various neighborhoods and...
By Ashley Banks Toyota continued support for The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge, hosting its annual “Walk in my Boots” Giveaway on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The event, held at 800 West Lawrence Ave. in Chicago, began seven years ago and has become a community success. As part of the giveaway...
Once the social epicenter in Black Chicago, the Forum Hall is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places By Erick Johnson It looks like an abandoned, imposing grand church building from a bygone era. The red brick masonry and the handsome arched windows have captured the attention of pedestrians for...
By U.S. Census Bureau America Counts Staff For cities and states across the country, active duty military, veterans and their families are an important part of community life — whether they live on base, in nearby towns or are deployed or stationed overseas. But military families may not realize just how...
Crusader Staff Report Gary's storied Roosevelt College and Career Academy is now history. The Indiana Distressed Unit Appeals Board (DUAB) gave the final decision to close the struggling school weeks after ending its flawed takeover that gave $31 million to the EdisonLearning Corporation. State officials did not want to pay the...
CHICAGO, IL -- February 13, 2020 -- I Grow Chicago, the Chicago nonprofit organization on a mission to invest in and grow the Englewood neighborhood of the city, will be providing youth with the opportunity to experience this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game activity, courtesy of Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks...