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Richard Boykin Speaks at Rock of Ages, Man of God, Law Partner, and Lobbyist

Pastor Marvin E. Wiley (blk suit) and Richard Boykin (blue suit) greet congregation at end of 8:00 am where Boykin delivered the message to over 1,000 the Rock of Ages Church in Maywood

Richard Boykin at podium delivering message of hope to congregation of over 1,000 at Rock of Ages Church […]

Black United Fund’s 13th annual “Living Legends Passing the Torch


Ms. Chevette M. Conley Writer/Photographer/Photojournalist The Black United Fund of Illinois honored five extraordinary Chicago entrepreneurs at its 13th Annual “Living Legends/Passing the Torch©” Awards Benefit at The DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. With the 2013 theme The Year of the Ancestors, the organization honored posthumously Cleophas Barnes for passing […]

Check Out These Business Development, Housing and Educational Opportunities

24TH Ward Alderman Michael D. Chandler is pleased to announce the following business development, adult education, and community service and employment opportunities available to 24th Ward residents.

City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services Workshops: The City of Chicago is now offering over 13 free workshops, presented quarterly, to educate citizens and businesses owners […]

AT THE FLICKS By David Schultz, film critic

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (***) Even though “Hunger Games” set the groundwork for what’s to follow, “Catching Fire” seems to do a better job in establishing the whole thing under Francis Lawrence’s direction. Suzanne Collins’ dystopian young adult novel trilogy turned movie franchise is a sturdy centerpiece and visual […]

In Loving Memory of Dorothy Norment

Dorothy was born in Tieplant, Mississippi on February 12, 1954 to proud parents, Ardelia & Joe Conley (who preceded her in death). Dorothy was the youngest of four. Her eldest sibling, Joanne Phillips, Pearl Conley (preceeded her in death, and Billie James Conley welcomed her with open arms. She married Esrkine Norment Sr. and […]

Letter to the Editor : CPS’ Restructuring of Local Networks Hurts North Lawndale Schools

CPS has just restructured its networks to better align its academic goals and geographies of existing neighborhoods. They reduced the number of existing networks from 19 separate networks for elementary schools and high schools to 13 networks that encompass Pre-Kindergarten education through Grade 12. CPS hopes the new structure will allow for a more […]