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Volunteers are wanted and needed. Centers for New Horizons’ National Volunteer Month is looking for time and talent from the community it serves. Volunteers will support a variety of efforts, including serving as reading buddies or teacher assistants for the pre-school program, mentoring, conducting mock interviews, and contributing skills and experience toward the youth development, work…

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  If you know anything about Chicago summers you know they are the best. There is something to do every weekend and the beautiful backdrop of the skyline serves as the perfect picture. To start your weekend off right, you must stop by the Promontory in Hyde Park to experience the sounds of Algebra Blessett…

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  Photo credit: Melanie L. Brown for Steed Media Tell us your name and about your business. My name is Cliff Rome. I am the owner and proprietor of Rome’s Joy Company. It’s comprised of Rome’s Joy Catering, Blanc’s Gallery, Parkway Ballroom, Peach’s restaurant and H Dogs Chicago, which is our gourmet hot dog eatery. We do…

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State of Illinois Representative Christian Mitchell has a track record of advocating for change for the constituents he represents on the South Side of Chicago. His energy is youthful, determined and experienced. We spoke with him about education, school closings, school funding and the Laquan McDonald case. Tell us who you are. I’m state Representative…

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Small Business Saturday was celebrated recently in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. “Shop Small Shop Bronzeville”  was hosted by the Quad Communities Development Corporation. Valerie Jarrett, the senior advisor to the White House, was in town to show her support and make a few purchases at the Sip and Savor coffeehouse in Bronzeville. Rolling out asked…

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The recent Chicago Learnapalooza event brought engaging activities that stimulate the mind to the residents of South Side neighborhoods like Bronzeville. The event was organized by Public Allies, which is a part of the AmeriCorps national service network brand. “Learnapalooza skill-sharing event is organized by six AmeriCorps Public Allies. The event is also traditionally hosted each summer in…

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Entrepreneur Peytyn Willborn recently visited her alma mater, Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy, to kick off an innovative initiative to give back to the youth of the city she loves. Designed to educate and provide resources for Chicago’s inner-city youth interested in entrepreneurship, Willborn’s “Future Moguls” campaign will call for her to speak at various schools around the city for the remainder of the…

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LeeAndra Khan doesn’t play around with education. As the principal of Bronzeville Scholastic Institute, she is responsible for the present and future development of several hundred young minds that are looking to thrive and survive in Chicago and beyond. A background in engineering has prepped her to look at the angles involved in educating children.…

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  If you’re a stand up comedy aficionado in Chicago, there’s a gem of a comedy showcase in Bronzeville that you need to know about. Presented by Vocalo 90.7, the Bronzeville Comedy Showcase is back for it’s seventh year. Hosted by comedian and host of Vocalo’s “Morning AMp,” Brian Babylon, who also serves as a…

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The Chicago Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta presented its annual art exposition titled, “The Power of Art.” Galley D’Estee, nestled in the African American stalwart community of Bronzeville, showcased  the weekend event featuring  22 different artists covering every artistic medium. As usual there was no shortage of talent even for this record-breaking Chicago winter.  Nationally known…

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