Tag Archives: Chicago

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This Free Program for High School Girls Is Now Open

Free Goodman Theatre program immerses high school girls in journalism and theater

The Goodman Theatre in Chicago offers a free journalism/theater program to 10th- and 11th-grade girls.…

By Robin White Goode

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BOSS Network Founder Cameka Smith on Living the Good Life

What does living "the good life" really mean?

Cameka Smith, founder of The BOSS Network, spoke to Black Enterprise in Chicago at The…

By Selena Hill

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The Black Lives That Impact More in Chicago

Community ownership, hope, and action for positive change

On average, 12 people are shot in Chicago every day. According to the Chicago Tribune,…

By John Hope Bryant

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These 8 Cities Are Where Everyone Wants To Go To Celebrate Black Heritage

For those looking to learn about their history year-round, here are some destinations around the country that offer African American heritage tours

To the uninformed (and sometimes ignorant), Black History Month may be unnecessary. But, if you…

By Kimberly Wilson

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There’s an Obama in Your Classroom

The child in your class may grow up to be President of the United States

Class rosters don’t tell teachers how to pronounce our students’ names, let alone point out…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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5 Reasons This Teacher Loves Khan Academy

Parents and kids like it too

I appreciate that the software is designed like a game, though not necessarily a competitive…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Don’t Miss Your Appointment Tonight For ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’

Calvin and his crew--old and new--are at it again

Calvin and his crew–old and new–are at it again.

By Aniesia Williams

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Women’s History Month: Carmita Vaughan, Founder & President, Surge Institute

Equipping people of color to lead education reform

Carmita Vaughan, founder and president of Surge Institute, is on a mission. She wants to…

By Robin White Goode

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Chicago Police Department Hires Consultant to Help with Civil Rights Reform

Mayor Rahm Emanuel taps former Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to guide police force

Chicago taps police veteran Charles Ramsey to help with the reform of its police department.

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Chicago’s Principals Ready to Quit School

Do black schoolchildren's lives matter in the 'Windy City?'

In Chicago, 40% of public school principals plan to quit their jobs by 2018. With…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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The Clock is Ticking For Teachers in Chicago Public Schools

One educator's New Year's wish for Chicago's teachers

A Chicago teacher discusses the city’s severe budget shortfall and lack of creative solutions to…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Laquan McDonald and What My Dying Father Told Me About the Chicago Police

The tragedy of the blue wall of silence

My daddy was born and raised near Money, Mississippi, and was a teenager himself in…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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[Op-Ed] Why One Affluent Chicago School Desperately Wants to Merge With a Poor One

Can the children of the wealthy and the poor learn together?

A rich school and a poor school, both in Chicago and only eight blocks from…

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Why Are We Losing Black Teachers?

Diversity in the teacher corps is becoming harder to sustain

Across the country, school districts are losing black teachers. Is it due to higher exam…

By Robin White Goode

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100,000 Opportunities Initiative Touches Down in Chicago

An ‘historic moment’ for disconnected youth

Led by Starbucks, 100,000 Opportunities Initiative launched in Chicago at an Opportunity Fair & Forum…

By Robin White Goode

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Starbucks-Led Initiative Kicks off Youth Job Fair in Chicago

Job fair expected to serve at least 3,000 pre-registered Chicago youth

Starbucks-led 100,000 Opportunities Initiative kicks off in Chicago with plans to grant thousands of young…

By Courtney Connley

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Why Chicago’s Public Schools Are Losing Black Teachers

One teacher has her suspicions

Chicago Public Schools is seeing a steep decline in its number of black teachers. One…

By Black Enterprise

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The Weekend Update: Full of Pride

LGBT celebrations dominated the weekend in many parts of the country

As the LGBT community showed its pride, the BET Awards celebrated their 15th telecast, and…

By Michael Tolbert

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The Weekend Update: June 15th

Rachel Dolezal resigned, and Arianna Alexander dominated the classroom

“It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and…

By Michael Tolbert

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Chicago’s Oldest Black Bank in Jeopardy

Two black-owned financial institutions left standing, oldest is in need of rescuing

Chicago has two black-owned financial institutions left standing, the oldest is in need of rescuing.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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