State of Emergency: Youth Leaders on the Front Line

State of Emergency: Youth Leaders on the Front Line

CHICAGO—The South Shore community has what should be an enviable position in the city: It is within walking distance of the city’s famous Lakefront, with beaches, great views, a park, a beach house, bikers, walkers, runners and, in the summer, a drum circle.  Click here to view print version  South Shore boasts a beautiful cultural center, churches, the Nation of Islam’s headquarters Mosque...

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Digital Music and Media Lab Opens in the South Shore Community

Digital Music and Media Lab Opens in the South Shore Community

The Chicago Community Trust provides funding as a means to expand the Youth-Driven Hip Hop Hello Musical Greeting Social Entrepreneur Business Endeavor  Chicago, IL Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – On Monday, April 14, 2014, ABJ Community Services, Inc. (ABJ – www.abjchicago.org) will celebrate the grand opening of a state of the art Digital Music and Media Lab along with 21 years of advocacy and...

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Chicago youth dispel stereotypes

Chicago youth dispel stereotypes

CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) - Tired of media’s constant reporting and focus on drive-by shootings, gang-banging and negative activities of Black youth, Chicago area teens and young adults held a press conference and program where they outlined their positive works in the community. They also demonstrated they, too, are concerned about their neighborhoods and social justice issues. Youth participants...

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