Author: Corey Williams, Associated Press Writer

Toddler Denied Organ Transplant From Dad Due To Parole Violation

AJ Burgess is a cute little 2-year-old in Atlanta. But unfortunately he may die waiting on a kidney transplant, even though his father–who is ready and willing–is a perfect match.

Is the dad’s health not good enough to donate the kidney? No, the dad is good healthy condition.
Is the dad too far away or the location an issue? No, the dad is in the area.

LUPITA N’YONGO: ‘WHAT HARVEY WEINSTEIN DID TO ME’

If you’ve been following the accusations that have been coming forward by a number of women (over 30 so far) against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, you’ll probably agree that this is something that has been going on for far too long.

Cardi B Signs With Sony/ATV Publishing

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“Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” may have dropped from the top spot of the Billboard 100, but Cardi B continues to slay the music scene, now signing a publishing deal with powerhouse company Sony/ATV.

Full City News Stories for 10/18

Full City News Stories for 10/18

Grand Marshals Named for Pink Hat Run, Walk and Roll

Illinois State Rep. Juliana Stratton and Alderman Pat Dowell have been named Grand Marshals for the inaugural Pink Hat Run, Walk and Roll, a 5K and one-mile recreational event. The elected officials will greet participants and launch the start on Saturday, Nov. 4 in Chicago’s South Loop.

The Chicago Defender 2017-10-10 17:25:27

Full stories for City News (to be online 10/11)

Dolton West Elementary District Teacher Selected for Fellowship

A Washington Elementary School Educator was recently named as one of 15 teachers from across Illinois to participate in a highly-selective, statewide education program.

Frances Jackson, Publisher of the Chicago Defender receives the Legacy Media Leader Award for continually publishing features on HIV/AIDS and violence prevention programs and community resources.

SOUTHSIDE HELP CENTER NOTED FOR DOING “GOD’S WORK” AS LEGACY LEADERS MAKE INSPIRING COMMEMORATIONS DURING ORGANIZATION’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION  
KENNY LATTIMORE & MAGGIE BROWN WOW CROWD WITH STIRRING PERFORMANCES AND HIV/AIDS & VIOLENCE PREVENTION CHAMPIONS ISHAUG, TUCKER, CHERRY, PARKS, AUSTIN AND CHICAGO DEFENDER HONORED AS LEGACY LEADERS
Dorothy Tucker, CBS News Anchor & National Association of Black Journalists Board Member MCs Makes Touching Remarks 
 
Chicago, IL October 4, 2017 –Legacy Awards presentations and rousing dedications and performances by Maggie Brown and Kenny Lattimore, in recognition of the years of dedicated service that South Side Help Center has provided, were part of the elegant and soul-stirring  30th-anniversary celebration held on September 30th at The Historic Parkway Ballroom.  MC, Dorothy Tucker, CBS News Anchor, as well as awardees of Legacy Awards, including Frances Jackson, Publisher, CHICAGO DEFENDER, and Mark Ishaug, CEO, Thresholds, all commented that they were  “touched”  and impressed with  how SSHC has been diligent in “doing God’s work” in Chicago communities.
Kenny Lattimore, R&B mainstay,  opened his performance with “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and closed with his ever-popular “For You”, saying both were in dedication to the commitment of service and self-sacrifice of the organization’s founder, Betty Smith and her daughter, Vanessa Smith, Executive Director of SSHC. Maggie Brown also recited a poem she wrote as a tribute to SSHC, referring to the staff as “South Side Helpers, who answer the people’s plea, making the response measure up to the need.” MC, Dorothy Tucker closed by wishing SSHC “another 30 years ….no 130 years of service and legacy.”
In addition to donating $1,000 of the event proceeds for recovery efforts of the hurricane in Florida and Texas, South Side Help Center (SSHC), a not-for-profit, community based organization, presented  six “Legacy Awards”  to leaders particularly in the areas of youth mentoring/violence prevention and HIV/AIDS education, prevention and care services. They included:
“Throughout the years, these leaders have been an integral part of SSHC being able to pursue and embody our mission of “Serving People and Strengthening Communities,” said Vanessa Smith, President/CEO, SSHC. “My mother, Betty Smith, founder of SSHC  and I,  are grateful to all of our associates, partners, funders, and friends who have helped us over the past 30 years of legacy and strength. So many agencies that started when we did are no longer in existence and we are grateful for the opportunity to particularly serve communities of color and other high at-risk populations,” Smith continued. “As we celebrate our success here, at the same time, we wanted to be able to help support recovery efforts in Florida and Houston where hurricanes hit earlier this month,” Smith added.
 
ABOUT SOUTH SIDE HELP CENTER
South Side Help Center (SSHC) For 30 years, South Side Help Center has provided critical services to help negate the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS in Chicago’s communities of color. Initially founded in 1987 with the goal of educating the African-American religious community so it could be sensitive to the needs of people impacted by HIV/AIDS, SSHC’s services have evolved to include HIV/AIDS outreach and direct care services and a comprehensive range of Youth and capacity building programs, The purpose of SSHC’s programs is to help people of all ages embrace a lifestyle of prevention against mental, physical and social ills by providing positive, healthy alternatives so that community residents can lead productive lives. Serving people and strengthening communities is its mission. In March 2015, SSHC became an affiliate of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS organization, currently providing medical care and/or services to over 700,000 individuals in 38 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. This affiliation further strengthens SSHC’s ability to fulfill its mission. To learn more about the programs and services of SSHC visit www.southsidehelp.org.

NFP Cosmetologists Chicago Presents “Signature Cutting & Styling”

Not-For-Profit Organization Provides Class Taught by World Class Instructors So Cosmetologists Can Get CE Hours!

 

Hyde Park Resident and founder of the Coral Lahiani Institute for Advanced Cosmetology Training Center, Coral Lahiani is also a Board Member of Cosmetologists Chicago (NFP). As a beauty professional, Lahiani is especially pleased to announce Cosmetologists Chicago’s newest offering for the 80,000+ salon professionals in Illinois: a “Signature Cutting and Styling” class by Ouidad!