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, […]

Seaway Bank gets new life

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 […]


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 […]

Saving a Piece of History

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 […]

Secret Chicago Bird Sanctuaries Attract ‘Snazzy AfroBirders’ Group

Pullman & Roseland      Sports & Outdoors            Urban Animals By Justin Breen | January 20, 2017 5:46am | Updated on January 24, 2017 11:28am @dnainfo_breen Twitter Facebook Email More Secret bird sanctuaries CHICAGO — Sherry Williams relates her story to the hundreds of thousands of birds that live in and pass through Chicago each year. The Englewood native and […]