The Illinois Service Federal Savings & Loan Association (ISFBank) is the last black-owned bank left standing in the city of Chicago, and Chicago has recently taken a giant step toward ensuring that the bank does not close its doors.
$20 million has been deposited into the bank, which has long supported underserved communities, courtesy the city.
When most little girls are turning six, they want the perfect party complete with their best friends, their favorite cartoon/Disney princess characters, and their favorite cake, ice cream, and other treats. Not so for Armani Crews.
Crews, who turned 6 on March 5, wanted to celebrate her birthday in an unusual way; she wanted to show love to the less fortunate.
“Zulu” is a new comic series that chronicles the life of Lazarus Jones, a boy of sixteen who is possessed by the spirit of warrior king Shaka Zulu during a visit to South Africa accompanied by his father. Once he returns to America and to his hometown Chicago, he finds out that a huge corporation is behind the gang violence and other challenges that his city faces.
If you live in the Chicago area and you love Starbucks, there’s a Black-owned alternative that’s just as good, or maybe even better.
Sip & Savor, owned by entrepreneur Trez Pugh III, serves coffee of excellent quality, made from shade-grown, certified organic coffee beans. The coffee house also serves espresso, lattes and cappuccino, and, if you’re not a coffee person, a selection of exotic teas.
With so many recurring instances of police brutality, particularly against blacks, coming across the following report was a welcome breath of fresh air.
Two Chicago police officers are currently being hailed as heroes for saving the life of an 11 month old African-American child. If not for officers John Conneely and Mike Modzelewski’s bravery and selflessness, little Princeton Chew would not be alive today.
According to CNN, both officers responded to a call that there had been a drive by shooting on the South side of Chicago, and, upon arriving at the crime scene, found five people lying in the street, including baby Princeton.
While the majority of the US is either stuffing their faces with leftover turkey or taking in replays of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the AP (Associated Press) is posting shitty articles about Laquan McDonald. It never ceases to amaze me how these not-so-closet racists in media can add insult to injury after the wrongful death of a black man or woman.
I was scrolling down my Yahoo.com news feed when I came across the following headline: