Real Chicago Gentrification Talk from the Southside

Real Chicago Gentrification Talk from the Southside

Marc Sims talks with Harold L. Lucas President/CEO Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council How can Chicago’s African American neighborhoods become more prosperous and dynamic as the African American (ADOS) population declines? These are the links for the video of the interview with Harold L. Lucus by Mark Sims below please click on images below […]

Chicago State University is storing valuable historical documents and information for the Black Metropolis Convention * Tourism Council

Chicago State University is storing valuable historical documents and information for the Black Metropolis Convention * Tourism Council

The board directors of the 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 both and humbled and honored to have had Chicago State University (CSU), under the supervision of Racquel Flores-Clemons, University […]

Mary Pattillo: The Future of Black Metropolis

Mary Pattillo: The Future of Black Metropolis

  Mary Pattillo is the Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University. She studies race and inequality, housing, urban politics, education, and stratification within the black community. She is the author of two award-winning books, an edited volume, and dozens of other scholarly and popular publications. Pattillo’s talk was sponsored […]

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 […]