Donations go towards stewardship of one of Bronzeville's most vibrant green spaces, sustainability education, youth mentorship, and a host of other community-building activities.
June 15, 2017 The Business of Life A Savior for Bronzeville This is a featured story in Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine that can be read here or on Crain’s. Comments Email Print By: WEB BEHRENS SHARE Facebook208 Twitter LinkedIn82 Google +0 Photo by John R. Boehm Self-styled cultural historian and accidental preservationist Paula Robinson. Paula […]
By DeNeen L. Brown June 1 The guidebook for African American travelers was published from 1936 to 1964 by Victor H. Green. (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/New York Public Library) In the 1930s, the freedom of the open road beckoned, but for African Americans traveling in the Jim Crow era, highways could be […]
The Dacha Beer Garden on Q and 7 th streets is a popular hang out for the new residents of Shaw, an historic black neighborhood in D.C. (Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post) By Robert McCartney May 3 Street crime in moderate doses doesn’t deter white millennials from swarming to take over traditionally black urban neighborhoods. […]
This is a podcast starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate and Tika Sumpter, and written by Academy Award(r) and BAFTA nominee Josh Olson (“A History of Violence”), BRONZEVILLE will chronicle the lives of players in the lottery games while illuminating the self-sustainability of the community’s African American residents. To listen to the current broadcast and to […]
Future Ties helps young people and families on the South Side of Chicago become the best version of themselves. A Chicago Police officer, Jennifer Maddox launched Future Ties in 2011 while serving as a security officer at Parkway Gardens during her off hours. After noticing that young residents often caused trouble because they were bored, […]
Bank to keep name, operate as credit union By Crusader – March 24, 2017 By Keith Chambers, Chicago Crusader In its final years, Seaway Bank was a shell of itself before federal regulators finally closed it on January 27. The bank that helped thousands of Blacks become first time homebuyers during the Great Migration was forced to […]
This is a tour of Dr. Charles Smith African American History Museum which was sponsored by Revin Fellows in Aurora, Illinois which was done in collaboration Harold Lucas, C.E.O. of the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center.
Mar 15, 2017 Chuck Sudo, Bisnow, Chicago FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint Bronzeville rivals Harlem for its rich history and African-American culture. Chicago’s “Black Metropolis” was a destination for Southern blacks seeking better lives during the Great Migration and the nieghborhood was an incubator for music (Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls, Oscar Brown Jr.), art, culture and self-contained businesses. Bronzeville […]
Skyscrapers are going up around the Ebony/Jet building, but will landmark status be enough to save the icon from hungry developers? By Crusader – February 9, 2017 0 598 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter THE EBONY JET building was once the former headquarters of the Johnson Publishing Company. (Photo by Erick Johnson) By Erick […]