What Drives A Community Crazy?

What happens when you are overcome by the bad things in your life and community? You are on guard. You are skittish. You always feel unsafe, unsure, insecure,rattled. Your sense of community is wiped away, blown away, disappeared, gone, kaput You lose your trust in the community protecting you and caring for you You see […]

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Bronzeville Survives. He believes in it.

He’s Got High Hopes   By Ivana Hester   John A. Cook is not leaving Bronzeville.   He believes in a Bronzeville long forgotten by many. The historical Bronzeville, once referred to as the Black Metropolis. The Bronzeville that was the original home of up and coming black owned businesses.   That is how most […]

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If We All Can Share Her Compassion

What makes us not turn away when we face a terrible problem? An informed heart? A bond with the place we call home? A deep well of compassion? Ask Diane Latiker. Ask her why she started helping Roseland kids out of her house and then couldn’t stop so that her home became a youth center […]

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No Jobs = Violence? What Now?

Does Unemployment Lead to Violence? By Charles Jefferson Flash mobs. Gang Violence. Muggings and robberies. Local media has painted the summer of 2011 in the City of Chicago as being hot with violence, especially from the younger generation. Does the violence stem from youth that need a thrill, or is it due to the lack […]

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