Tag: Chicago

A Black Teenager Was Stopped by Police After the Kankakee Courthouse Shooting and Spent the Night in Jail. He Was Never a Suspect

Subject Kankakee; Courthouse; False Accusation; Profiling Description The Black male, the one he described as “running away from the scene” after shots were fired, was not connected to the case after all. He was, however, being held on an unrelated, unspecified charge. Creator  Mariah Rush and Stacy St. Clair Source […]

Alpha Phi Alpha Brother Creates Platform That Helps Small African and Caribbean Grocery Stores Become More Accessible

Subject Business; Community; Alpha Phi Alpha Description Grocers Turnkey Platform; Ethnic grocery stores are central institutions for many African and Caribbean immigrant communities in the US. A brother of Alpha Phi Alpha has created a solution to keep them viable and profitable. Creator Watch The Yard Source https://www.watchtheyard.com/alphas/boyede-sobitan/?fbclid=IwAR2IBfx2-HbiYfoctjrfjOW5aYGFY281ZygavfbOD5FMD4dL07uU-ZJLzm8 […]

This Real Estate Investor Launched Chicago’s First Black-Owned Bank

Subject Jesse Binga; Chicago; Banks; History Description Real estate investor and Binga State Bank founder Jesse Binga became one of the wealthiest Black men in Chicago in the early 1900s. The Detroit native arrived in Chicago with $10 in his pocket. Creator Charlene Rhinehart Source https://www.blackenterprise.com/this-real-estate-investor-launched-chicagos-first-black-owned-bank-binga-state-bank/ Publisher blackenterprise.com […]

Ahead of His Annual New Year’s Eve Routine, Terrell Brown Talks Performing Many Duties at Channel 7

Subject News; Media; Chicago Description The tradition of WLS-Ch. 7-morning anchor Terrell Brown and meteorologist Cheryl Scott performing a dance number to kick off the ABC station’s annual New Year’s Eve broadcast started with a text message in 2018. Creator Tracy Swartz Source https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-ent-terrell-brown-abc-chicago-nye-special-20201229-6xximinwanbopiet67l3zhcaum-story.html Publisher chicagotribune.com File

Largest African American Owned Architecture Firm in the Nation Dedicated to Inspiring Chicago’s Youth

Subject Architecture; Youth Description CHICAGO — It is the most prominent African American-owned architecture firm in the nation. From universities to health care facilities, Moody Nolan has taken part in various structures that make Chicago today. Creator Micah Materre Source https://wgntv.com/news/chicagos-very-own/largest-african-american-owned-architecture-firm-in-the-nation-dedicated-to-inspiring-chicagos-youth/ Publisher wgntv.com File

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