Thursday, January 28, 2021
Low-interest loans provide much-needed relief for hard to qualify businesses; Fund to prioritize individualized support for neighborhood businesses with new Small Business Resource Navigator program  Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Rosa Escareno today announced a key milestone in the newly...
Elae Hill is a junior majoring in multimedia journalism at North Carolina A&T State University. Hill served as a 2019 summer intern at the Chicago Crusader as part of the Discover The Unexpected (DTU) summer internship program sponsored by General Motors. He lives in Greensboro, N.C. By Elae Hill As a...
Tedarius Abrams is a graduating senior at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona, Florida. His commencement ceremony has been canceled because of the virus. Abrams served as a 2019 summer intern at the Chicago Crusader as part of the Discover The Unexpected (DTU) summer internship program sponsored by General Motors. Abrams...
Sharon Joy Washington in 2019 graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Florida A&M University. Washington served as a 2019 summer intern at the Chicago Crusader as part of the Discover The Unexpected (DTU) summer internship program sponsored by General Motors. Washington currently works as a production...
By Keisha Jackson “There’s no place like home,” says a quote taken from a great American movie. You know the story—a young heroine finds herself far away from home but learns if she simply clicks her heels three times she can return home, safely surrounded by family. But what about the...
By NewsOne Former first lady Michelle Obama has led several global initiatives surrounding education and she wants to ensure that the youth are connected to literature amid the coronavirus lockdown. According to CNN, she is launching a virtual weekly storytime series for children. https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1251266705663410176?s=20 Obama has teamed up with Penguin Random House...
The Counting on Chicago Coalition (COCC) has enlisted the help of high-profile public influencers for a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to encourage the public to “Be Counted.” It’s just the latest vehicle in a comprehensive push to secure a complete count of hard-to-reach populations in Chicago. Among those...
Buy a pizza, give a pizza! Roseland and Ingalls Hospitals among recipients  Pizza lovers can help Jet’s Pizza feed those leading the fight against COVID-19 at several local charities and hospitals by purchasing a pizza for pickup or delivery Looking to pay it forward to essential workers throughout Chicago, Jet’s Pizza,...
Illinois soybean farmers support the effort with raw materials, packaging The Chicago Park District is partnering with the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program to produce hand sanitizer to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among the District’s workforce and city first responders. The hand sanitizer will be used by...
Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition are calling for sufficient numbers of ventilators and urgently needed assistance to be sent to Africa as the coronavirus pandemic spreads to every corner of the globe and to Africa, one of the poorest continents, which must not be forgotten, according...