Brenda Hart-Richardson has been retired for more than six years, but remains an active community advocate in Amani, where she grew up.
Lavita Booker dreamed about creating a garden to teach African-American children about their rich history. And then she built it.
The city’s Office of Violence Prevention has yet to release its violence prevention plan, more than a year after the process was launched. A prior effort touted by the Common Council has also fizzed out, without substantial results.
Called together by activist Andre Lee Ellis, community leaders gathered at the intersection of 12th and Concordia streets Wednesday in response to the death of Joseph N. Blunt, 16, who was thrown from the hood of a moving vehicle at the same intersection the day before, to make a plea to the public to drive with care.
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, State Sen. LaTonya Johnson and State Rep. David Crowley, along with other black leaders, led a community engagement canvass in the Amani neighborhood on the North Side.
Alderwoman Milele Coggs and Tracey Dent of the Peace for Change Alliance visited Keefe Avenue School on the North Side as staff prepares to welcome students back next week.
In the wake of the shooting death of 6-year-old Justin Evans Jr., city residents are calling for proactive steps to address the root causes of violence.
On Friday July 21st over 125 youth participated in Kohl’s Explore Your Future STEM Showcase at COA Youth & Family Centers’ Goldin Center (2320 W. Burleigh).
After Sterling Daniels served 26 years in prison, he decided to pursue a different life.
African-Americans living in segregated neighborhoods lack access to jobs and are more likely to live in poverty.