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Jahmal Cole: Transforming Chicago’s Neighborhoods One Block at a Time

By Courtney Alexander  Chicago native and trailblazer Jahmal Cole discussed the adversities in his life that inspired his activism journey, revitalizing Black communities in Chicago, and his social impact organization, which transforms and renews the lives of the youth and elderly. The mission statement of the notable Chicagoland non-profit organization My, Block, My Hood, My City is to inspire the youth, empower communities, and build a better world one...

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Bears CEO Hosts Business Leadership Council Meeting at Soldier Field

The Business Leadership Council recently held its Q2 General Membership Meeting at the iconic Soldier Field. The event was hosted by the Chicago Bears and the team’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Warren. Attendees were treated to an enlightening conversation with Warren and World Business Chicago Board Vice-Chair Charles Smith, which yielded valuable insights on leadership and community engagement strategies. Chicago State University Zaldwaynaka (“Z”) Scott also highlighted...

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Alicia Carlisle of Chicago’s Turner Drew Academy Wins Prestigious Golden Apple Award

Turner Drew Language Academy students celebrate teacher Alicia Carlisle’s Golden Apple Award (Credit: Tacuma Roeback).  Grade school children at the Turner Drew Language Academy on the South Side held pom poms or signs that read “#TeachGolden” but barely held onto their excitement over what would transpire at the school gym. As soon as the door flipped open and first-grade teacher Alicia Carlisle stepped into the room, it all came...

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Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch Recommended to Serve as Committeeman

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch was unanimously recommended to serve as the new Proviso Township Committeeman in a meeting held this evening of the Executive Committee, replacing the late Karen Yarbrough. With the support of every local mayor, labor leaders from throughout the state, and active Democrats throughout the township, the Proviso Township Democratic Organization (PTDO) recommended to the Cook County Democratic Party that Speaker Welch be named...

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Dorri McWhorter: From Chicago Roots to Leadership Heights

Born in Chicago and raised between Racine, Wisconsin, and the South Side, Dorri McWhorter was destined for leadership. Her passion for advocacy and communications started early. At just 11 years old, she wrote a letter to Santa Claus, urging him to “keep people safe!” showcasing her selfless concern for others. It was at this time that she discovered her love for numbers and desire to become an accountant. McWhorter’s...

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Local Communications Strategist, Wynona Redmond to Serve as Who’s Who In Black’s Associate Publisher

Who's Who In Black Chicago returns to continue its longstanding tradition of celebrating the excellence of African American industry professionals within the Chicago community. The brand is pleased to have Wynona Redmond, President of Wyn-Win, serving as its Associate Publisher for its special events, programs, and content. Ms. Redmond is highly regarded for her 30 plus years of connecting corporations to communities. Through Wyn Win, she has provided strategic...

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