FUTURE TIES

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 […]

A BLACK METROPOLIS RENAISSANCE: 4 REASONS THAT BRONZEVILLE REAL ESTATE IS PICKING UP

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 […]