Category: Chicago

Women’s March Promotes March to the Polls

This weekend, more than 350 marches worldwide will highlight women’s issues and the importance of marching to the polls. In Chicago, marchers will walk on Saturday, January 20, reminding people to march to the polls for the primary elections on March 20.

Movie Theater, Creole Restaurant Planned For South Shore

SOUTH SHORE — Developers unveiled plans Tuesday night for a new movie theater and restaurant complex in a former bank in South Shore.

Alisa Starks, who developed movie theaters in Chatham and Lawndale, said at Tuesday night’s 5th Ward meeting that she plans to demolish the former Urban Partnership Bank at 7054 S. Jeffery Blvd. and build an entertainment center.

Record Number of Chicago Black Women Are Getting Concealed Gun Permits

According to a  new study, black women are arming themselves more in Cook County, Chicago.

About 800 black women got a license in 2014, according to Illinois State Police. So far in 2017, nearly 1,400 black women have received a concealed carry permit — already more than all of 2016. In all, more than 4,000 black women have received a concealed carry license in Cook County.

If You’re Still An R. Kelly Fan In 2017 You Might Be A Worse Person Than R. Kelly

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I’m not going to say much about R. Kelly because, at this point, on the seventeenth day of July in 2017, there’s not much I can say about R. Kelly that hasn’t already been said. And repeated. And reported on. And recounted through anecdote. And even said by me on this very space four years ago.

Barack Obama Unveils Plans for His Presidential Library in Chicago

Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago where he raised his family and launched his political career.

A Chicago Muralist Under Fire For Plagiarizing a Black Woman’s Artwork


A Chicago artist is under fire over a recently unveiled mural of Michelle Obama, which shows the former First Lady in the style of an Egyptian queen, in South Shore. The mural is located outside of Bouchet Elementary School — two blocks from the former first lady’s childhood home at 7436 S. Euclid Ave. Chris Devins plagiarized the art of Ethiopia-native artist Gelila Lila Mesfin. Devins crowdfunded the mural after receiving more than $11,000 for the project on GoFundMe.