The Real ‘Green Book’ In Chicago: Vacant Lots Replace Black-Owned Businesses That Once Thrived In Bronzeville And Beyond

The Real ‘Green Book’ In Chicago: Vacant Lots Replace Black-Owned Businesses That Once Thrived In Bronzeville And Beyond

Patty Wetli @pattywetli Features contributor See more The Green Book listed places safe for black travelers to stay. But many of the businesses did not survive. “If you’re going to erase a community’s history, you’ve got to kill the landmarks.” Published on Feb 20, 2019 6:50AM CST Bronzeville, Near South Side Primary category in which […]

Sophia King Looks To Keep 4th Ward Seat

Sophia King Looks To Keep 4th Ward Seat

Sophia King Looks To Keep 4th Ward Seat… By David Smallwood Alderman of the 4th Ward since April 2016, Sophia King grew up in Evanston, Illinois. Her family hails from the Mississippi Delta, so as a child and young adult, she spent considerable time in that state. When her mother was accepted into Northwestern University […]

Fwd: Chicago 1919 – Opening Event at the DuSable

Fwd: Chicago 1919 – Opening Event at the DuSable

  Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots Opening Event at DuSable Museum #Chi1919 Marking 100 years since the 1919 Chicago race riots, we’re part of a year-long initiative to confront the legacy of the most violent week in Chicago history. “Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots” explores 100 years of racial division through panel discussions, […]

Chicago 1919 Confronting the Race Riots

Chicago 1919 Confronting the Race Riots

‌ ‌ ‌ Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots Opening Event at DuSable Museum #Chi1919 Marking 100 years since the 1919 Chicago race riots, we’re part of a year-long initiative to confront the legacy of the most violent week in Chicago history. “Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots” explores 100 years of racial division through […]

BRONZEVILLE SMART GREENBUILD

BRONZEVILLE SMART GREENBUILD

      BRONZEVILLE COMMUNITY RENEWS CALL FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA DESIGNATION   Park Service Designation Could Hold Keys to Sustainable Community CHICAGO— The Bronzeville Community Development Partnership (BCDP) today called for the Illinois Congressional delegation and the incoming Pritzker administration to help petition the National Park Service to designate the Bronzeville community a National Heritage […]

There is a new comment to Facing Demolition: The Last Remaining Boston Store Stable

There is a new comment to Facing Demolition: The Last Remaining Boston Store Stable

Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council (BMC&TC) a 501c3 not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the historic Bronzeville community and the broader south lakefront and south westside region of Chicago, is committed to saving, preserving and creating an inclusive, collaborative, civic engagement, community-based inspired, highest and best adaptive re-use restoration implementation strategic plan for the rare, last of its […]

Haki Madhubuti has lived his life as an act of defiance And the 76-year-old educator, essayist, activist, and founder of Third World Press is as radical as ever.

Haki Madhubuti has lived his life as an act of defiance And the 76-year-old educator, essayist, activist, and founder of Third World Press is as radical as ever.

By Patrick T. Reardon Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe Haku Madhubuti in his office at Third World Press NOLIS ANDERSON   Don L. Lee was ten years old when his mother, Maxine, took him and his younger sister to visit the minister of one of the largest black churches in Detroit. It was mid-20th-century […]