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Randel Josserand, chief of schools for Chicago Public Schools in the Austin and Belmont-Craigin neighborhoods, talked Sunday of his decades-long respect for Linda Brown of the Brown v. Board of Education case and his belief that educational equity is the centerpiece of the civil rights movement today.
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If more Black dollars were re-circulated in Black American communities, Black dollars would produce Black companies, help hire Black employees, support Black families and rebuild Black communities, writes Phillip Jackson, founder and chairman of the board of The Black Star Project.
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The free event, part of the South Austin church's community outreach ministry and the second Saturday of each month, takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at 5200 W. Jackson Blvd.
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Randel Josserand, the chief of schools in the Austin and Belmont Cragin neighborhoods, will talk at 10 a.m. Jan. 14, followed at 11 a.m. by Brenetta Howell Barrett, who will discuss the lessons she learned from the civil rights movement.
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West Side residents are encouraged to apply quickly as the Chicago Department of Transportation has limited funds for the popular program.
West Side leaders want cop investigated
For a West Side basketball powerhouse, family is the fuel
Mika alum to West Side youths: Know your importance
Vince Johnson masters computers and guitars
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"Free Fitness Week" runs from Jan. 8 through 14. Take a fitness class, work out in the gym, go for a swim or try a number of other activities on the West Side and throughout the city.
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Austin native Khiry Johnson was recently named “alum of the month” by Mikva Challenge. Johnson is a stand-up comedian and motivational speaker who travels extensively. His speeches have inspired youths as well as adults across the nation.
AustinTalks wishes each and everyone of you a wonderful new year. Thank you for your support and encouragement in 2017. We look forward to our ninth year of operation.
The Austin African-American Business Networking Association is hosting its annual celebration Dec. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Malcolm X College, 1600 W. Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $40. 37th Ward Ald. Emma Mitts, Deputy Police Chief Betts and businessman Howard Blake will be honored.
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The event, hosted earlier this month by Small Business Majority and Accion, shared resources designed to help women and minority-owned businesses.
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Updated Dec 24
Several photos taken by deceased Austin photographer Dorrell Creightney were put up last month under the Laramie and Kinzie viaduct. The picture, selected by Austin photographer Vanessa Stokes and Ceightney’s daughter, were installed in the 37th Ward as part of the city's 50 x 50 Neighborhoods Arts Project..
EveryBlock collects 21 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 6086-6130 W. Bloomingdale Ave.