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Rest in power, my Bronzeville Elder, Dr. Tim Black. You are reunited with Lorenzo Young, your faithful student.
10/13/2021

Rest in power, my Bronzeville Elder, Dr. Tim Black. You are reunited with Lorenzo Young, your faithful student.

Rest in power, my Bronzeville Elder, Dr. Tim Black. You are reunited with Lorenzo Young, your faithful student.

10/12/2021
We acknowledge and celebrate all First Nations People; the original settlers of the land we call America.
10/11/2021

We acknowledge and celebrate all First Nations People; the original settlers of the land we call America.

We acknowledge and celebrate all First Nations People; the original settlers of the land we call America.

Today, we dedicated and installed the marker where the Alpha Suffrage Club once stood. The club, founded by Ida B. Wells...
10/01/2021

Today, we dedicated and installed the marker where the Alpha Suffrage Club once stood. The club, founded by Ida B. Wells, was the first of its kind. It was established to help Black women gain the right to vote and exert political agency. Thank you to the Duster family (Ida's descendants) and Historic Bronzeville Sherry Williams who keep Ida's legacy alive! Thank you to the League of Women Voters-Chicago, the Pomeroy Foundation, and VanderCook College of Music.

This Sunday October 3rd, the State of Illinois’ moratorium on COVID-related evictions ends. It is important for communit...
10/01/2021

This Sunday October 3rd, the State of Illinois’ moratorium on COVID-related evictions ends. It is important for community members to know that renters still have options to help them stay safely housed. For more information about resources for renters facing possible eviction, visit chicago.gov/eviction

This Sunday October 3rd, the State of Illinois’ moratorium on COVID-related evictions ends. It is important for community members to know that renters still have options to help them stay safely housed. For more information about resources for renters facing possible eviction, visit chicago.gov/eviction

09/16/2021
09/15/2021
We celebrate this month and every month!
09/15/2021

We celebrate this month and every month!

We celebrate this month and every month!

The Chicago Families FORWARD FUND: The City of Chicago and CPS have initiated this fund to provide students with support...
09/10/2021

The Chicago Families FORWARD FUND: The City of Chicago and CPS have initiated this fund to provide students with support for back-to-school supplies and other everyday expenses. Students within the Temporary Living Situations (STLS) may qualify for the fund. Those who are eligible may receive a $500 check to relieve students of the barriers of student learning during the COVID-19 recovery.
To register a student for this fund, please fill out a short registration form confirming eligibility at www.cps.edu/FamiliesForwardFund by
Friday, October 1st. You may also pick up a paper registration form at your child(ren)’s school. Checks will be distributed on a rolling basis prior to December 31st upon confirmation of eligibility.

The Chicago Families FORWARD FUND: The City of Chicago and CPS have initiated this fund to provide students with support for back-to-school supplies and other everyday expenses. Students within the Temporary Living Situations (STLS) may qualify for the fund. Those who are eligible may receive a $500 check to relieve students of the barriers of student learning during the COVID-19 recovery.
To register a student for this fund, please fill out a short registration form confirming eligibility at www.cps.edu/FamiliesForwardFund by
Friday, October 1st. You may also pick up a paper registration form at your child(ren)’s school. Checks will be distributed on a rolling basis prior to December 31st upon confirmation of eligibility.

09/07/2021
Next Saturday at 7pm, join Chicago’s own Nora Brooks Blakely and contributors to Chicago Quarterly Review for a discussi...
08/21/2021

Next Saturday at 7pm, join Chicago’s own Nora Brooks Blakely and contributors to Chicago Quarterly Review for a discussion about Black Literature followed by virtual readings!

Next Saturday at 7pm, join Chicago’s own Nora Brooks Blakely and contributors to Chicago Quarterly Review for a discussion about Black Literature followed by virtual readings!

Timeline Photos
08/17/2021

Timeline Photos

Starting Friday, masks will be REQUIRED in all indoor public settings as the average number of new daily cases of COVID-19 in Chicago surpassed 400. Everyone regardless of vaccination status will be required to wear a mask while indoors in public settings.

This mandate includes all indoor public spaces such as bars and restaurants, gyms, common areas of condos/residential buildings, and private clubs. Like previous mask mandates, masks can be removed during certain activities that require it, and in offices not open to the public, when you can distance.

The new public health order does not include capacity limits at public places, and masking remains optional in outdoor settings, where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals in crowded outdoor settings.

"Gov. J.B. Pritzker will announce later today that he's imposing an indefinite mask mandate on all grade and high school...
08/04/2021
Pritzker to mandate masks in schools

"Gov. J.B. Pritzker will announce later today that he's imposing an indefinite mask mandate on all grade and high schools in the state, both public and private." Sources briefed on the matter say the governor also will announce a vaccine mandate for certain state employees in positions that put them in substantial contact with the public, including prison guards and certain nursing home personnel.

The governor also will announce a vaccine requirement for certain state employees.

Author Talk with Michelle DusterWednesday, August 4, 6:00 p.m.FREE and open to the publicAdvance registration required -...
08/02/2021

Author Talk with Michelle Duster

Wednesday, August 4, 6:00 p.m.
FREE and open to the public

Advance registration required - Register TODAY
This program will be held via Zoom and is in partnership with CCC member Bronzeville Historical Society and supported by a grant from the Illinois Humanities. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-michelle-duster-tickets-165192000721

CCC and CCC member Bronzeville Historical Society present Michelle Duster, who will discuss her recent book “Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells” and Wells’ impact on American history. Ms. Duster is an author, professor, public historian, and champion of racial and gender equity. Ms. Duster’s advocacy has led to street names, monuments, historical markers, and other public history projects that highlight women and African Americans, including Wells. She is currently working on two children’s picture books that will be published by mid-2023 and several public history projects that will feature women trailblazer.

Author Talk with Michelle Duster

Wednesday, August 4, 6:00 p.m.
FREE and open to the public

Advance registration required - Register TODAY
This program will be held via Zoom and is in partnership with CCC member Bronzeville Historical Society and supported by a grant from the Illinois Humanities. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-michelle-duster-tickets-165192000721

CCC and CCC member Bronzeville Historical Society present Michelle Duster, who will discuss her recent book “Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells” and Wells’ impact on American history. Ms. Duster is an author, professor, public historian, and champion of racial and gender equity. Ms. Duster’s advocacy has led to street names, monuments, historical markers, and other public history projects that highlight women and African Americans, including Wells. She is currently working on two children’s picture books that will be published by mid-2023 and several public history projects that will feature women trailblazer.

Join Alderman Dowell and CDOT and learn what's in store for the community!
08/02/2021

Join Alderman Dowell and CDOT and learn what's in store for the community!

Join Alderman Dowell and CDOT and learn what's in store for the community!

As planned over the next 14 years, the Michael Reese site — now officially dubbed Bronzeville Lakefront — will see more ...
07/22/2021
Michael Reese development gets City Council approval

As planned over the next 14 years, the Michael Reese site — now officially dubbed Bronzeville Lakefront — will see more than 7 million square feet of new development, estimated to include up to 5,000 residential units, 1,000 of which will be affordable. The development will also include a 300-unit senior housing building, more than 2.6 million square feet of retail and office space, a data center, and a 40,000 square foot community center. The first building to be developed is expected to be the ARC Innovation Center, a 500,000 square foot innovation and life-science building.

City Council approved Bronzeville Lakefront, the megadevelopment on the former site of Michael Reese Hospital, at its July 21 meeting.

"Flyball received about $166,000 to build out its new location at 4400 Grove, the $38 million mixed-use development that...
07/15/2021
After Years Selling Negro League-Inspired Clothes, A Bronzeville Businessman Is Opening His First Store Thanks To City Grant

"Flyball received about $166,000 to build out its new location at 4400 Grove, the $38 million mixed-use development that opened in Grand Boulevard in the fall. Reggio’s Pizza and Pop That Pop On The Grove also received funding. Reggio’s got $250,000 to complete an interior renovation of its shop, and Pop That Pop received $81,598.50 to launch its gourmet popcorn shop. All three businesses are at 4400 Grove, which began accepting commercial tenants in the spring. Haji Healing Salon relocated from its Chatham outpost in June and Bronzeville Winery broke ground on its restaurant space earlier this year."

Flyball, Reggio's Pizza and Pop That Pop On The Grove received grants through the city's Neighborhood Opportunity Fund.

The First Women's Bank is OPENING THIS FALL! The bank will have a small-business focus with a mission to lend to women-o...
07/08/2021
Chicago gets its first new bank in more than 10 years

The First Women's Bank is OPENING THIS FALL! The bank will have a small-business focus with a mission to lend to women-owned businesses all over the country. It will be mainly a digital enterprise, with a single location at 1308 N. Elston Ave. The more equity a bank has, the more it can lend. With $30 million on hand, First Women’s Bank has the capacity to make about $300 million in loans.

First Women's Bank, launched by former Obama administration official Marianne Markowitz and backed by Billie Jean King, raised more than $30 million in equity and will open its doors in the early fall.

Join us July 31 and build a city with LEGO blocks! Register for the morning or afternoon session.
07/01/2021

Join us July 31 and build a city with LEGO blocks! Register for the morning or afternoon session.

Join us July 31 and build a city with LEGO blocks! Register for the morning or afternoon session.

Banks doing business with the city of Chicago would be required to release detailed data showing who gets mortgages from...
07/01/2021
Chicago housing leaders want banks' data on equity in mortgage lending

Banks doing business with the city of Chicago would be required to release detailed data showing who gets mortgages from them and who doesn’t, if an ordinance introduced last week goes through. The goal is to find discrepancies between a bank’s record of mortgage lending in majority Black or Latino neighborhoods and majority white neighborhoods. Alderman Osterman said the ordinance grew out of a June 2020 report by radio station WBEZ and the nonprofit newsroom City Bureau. It found that for every dollar banks lend in the city’s white neighborhoods, they lend 13 cents in Latino neighborhoods and 12 in Black neighborhoods.

A proposed ordinance would require banks to report their record of lending in majority Black or Latino neighborhoods compared to majority white communities.

06/29/2021
Photos from Chicago Department of Public Health's post
06/22/2021

Photos from Chicago Department of Public Health's post

Celebrate Juneteenth!
06/18/2021

Celebrate Juneteenth!

Celebrate Juneteenth!

Illinois Tech and the Office of Community Affairs celebrates Pride Month!
06/01/2021

Illinois Tech and the Office of Community Affairs celebrates Pride Month!

Illinois Tech and the Office of Community Affairs celebrates Pride Month!

Vaccines are AVAILABLE! Do not delay!
05/17/2021

Vaccines are AVAILABLE! Do not delay!

Vaccines are AVAILABLE! Do not delay!

05/13/2021
Did you know that a lot of Asian Americans have roots in the south? Do you know the historic relationship between Africa...
05/12/2021

Did you know that a lot of Asian Americans have roots in the south? Do you know the historic relationship between African Americans and Chinese Americans? Join us for a screening of Far East Deep South THIS FRIDAY NIGHT and conversation with the filmmaker and the President of the Bronzeville Historical Society.

Did you know that a lot of Asian Americans have roots in the south? Do you know the historic relationship between African Americans and Chinese Americans? Join us for a screening of Far East Deep South THIS FRIDAY NIGHT and conversation with the filmmaker and the President of the Bronzeville Historical Society.

Part of State Street in the Loop will be blocked off for as many as 12 Sundays this summer for street festivals meant to...
04/29/2021
State Street to shut down for summer festivals

Part of State Street in the Loop will be blocked off for as many as 12 Sundays this summer for street festivals meant to boost local artists and retailers and bring people into the heart of the city as COVID-19 vaccinations pick up speed. On Sundays beginning July 11, State Street between Madison and Lake streets will be closed to vehicular traffic between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. for weekly gatherings dubbed Sundays on State, according to a statement from the Chicago Loop Alliance.

The Chicago Loop Alliance will hold as many as 12 "Sundays on State" events to try to revive a central business district that has been sparsely populated during the pandemic.

Join the conversation with Josh Eidelson, Labor reporter at Bloomberg, and Veena Dubal, UC Hastings on April 20 at 7pm. ...
04/15/2021

Join the conversation with Josh Eidelson, Labor reporter at Bloomberg, and Veena Dubal, UC Hastings on April 20 at 7pm. Learn how tech employees are pushing back against employers an inequitable practices.

Join the conversation with Josh Eidelson, Labor reporter at Bloomberg, and Veena Dubal, UC Hastings on April 20 at 7pm. Learn how tech employees are pushing back against employers an inequitable practices.

Need an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, look no further!
04/15/2021

Need an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, look no further!

Need an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, look no further!

April is Diversity Awareness Month and a time to recognize what makes each of us different.
04/12/2021
April is Diversity Month, Six Ways to Celebrate

April is Diversity Awareness Month and a time to recognize what makes each of us different.

Published: April 16, 2020. “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” – Dr.

A very holy month to all celebrating Ramadan.
04/12/2021

A very holy month to all celebrating Ramadan.

A very holy month to all celebrating Ramadan.

The novel coronavirus has disproportionately impacted Black and Brown communities around the country—affecting employmen...
04/06/2021

The novel coronavirus has disproportionately impacted Black and Brown communities around the country—affecting employment, mental health, and education, and highlighting that these systems were not designed with, or for, us all. ID Instructor Chris Rudd will moderate this conversation with 2021 Latham panelists Jon Veal, Co-Founder and Creative Director of alt_, Dr. Rita Nguyen of UCSF and Richard Wallace, Founder and Executive Director of Equity and Transformation (EAT).
Tuesday, April 27, noon CT
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-whom-are-we-making-it-tickets-144719039543?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_eid=d1d9022626&mc_cid=652ba31b26

The novel coronavirus has disproportionately impacted Black and Brown communities around the country—affecting employment, mental health, and education, and highlighting that these systems were not designed with, or for, us all. ID Instructor Chris Rudd will moderate this conversation with 2021 Latham panelists Jon Veal, Co-Founder and Creative Director of alt_, Dr. Rita Nguyen of UCSF and Richard Wallace, Founder and Executive Director of Equity and Transformation (EAT).
Tuesday, April 27, noon CT
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-whom-are-we-making-it-tickets-144719039543?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_eid=d1d9022626&mc_cid=652ba31b26

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