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 […]

Chicago can’t afford to squander its blues music legacy

January 21, 2017 EDITORIAL Comments Email Print By CRAIN’S EDITORIAL BOARD Photo by Getty ImagesMuddy Waters, circa 1963 Chicago can’t afford to squander its blues music legacy Chicago, which perpetually claims to be a world-class city, has failed to promote its best-known cultural export: blues music. The enduring global influence of Chicago blues is widely acknowledged: Scratch Keith […]

R.A.G.E. Year in Review for 2016

R.A.G.E. Year in Review for 2016 Published: January 2, 2017 by EnglewoodPortal This story is from there website along with other great inspiring stories and information on their website and its listing on EveryBlock, please check these stories and other information on these sites. We are very proud to share with you many of […]