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(Photo Credit: David Anthony) As a senior art director, Lashun Tines has contributed to the creative campaigns of some of Chicago’s premiere agencies, including Leo Burnett, Common Ground, Havas, VSA Partners, Sapient, and Razorfish. The Chicago native’s love of art and design led him to become a contributor to Chicago’s independent art scene. Past exhibitions include…

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Basketball legend and philanthropist Earvin “Magic” Johnson is lending a helping hand to Chicago’s underemployed youth. The Los Angeles Lakers’ Hall of Fame point guard, along with his business partner, Kimbra Walter, has pledged to donate $10 million to the One Summer Chicago Plus program over a two-year period. The program looks to provide up…

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Since 1975, Rev. Jesse Jackson’s PUSH Excel has promoted academic excellence by working with large corporations to create opportunities, transform the lives of students and improve communities. The program has received U.S. Department of Education recognition for inspiring minority students to move beyond their circumstances of poverty, violence, and inadequate resources to achieve excellence through education and…

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Cricket Wireless announced winners of its Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs contest, created to recognize hardworking entrepreneurs who are the true stars in their communities. Russell Hicks, founder of Ebony Suns Enterprises in Philadelphia, was named grand prize winner and will receive $5,000 and one year of complimentary service from Cricket Wireless. Through Ebony…

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