Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Gardner seeks fair slice of $90 mil contract for blacks in building Chicago Vocational Career Academy High School

By Chinta Strausberg When business icon Ed Gardner attends today’s Chicago Public Building (PBC) Commission’s board meeting, he will be demanding to know what percentage of the $90 million contract to build a trade school at the Chicago Vocational Career Academy High School (CVCA) will go to African Americans. For the 87-year-old former Soft Sheen […]


Attorney General Madigan recognizes Sunshine Week, details 2012 requests to Public Access Bureau

CHICAGO, IL – In recognition of Sunshine Week, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan released details of the more than 3,400 new matters received by her office’s Public Access Bureau in 2012. The Public Access Bureau monitors compliance with the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA), working to foster transparency and […]


Los Angeles-based small business gives big to the community

Shades of Color, LLC Donates Over $100,000 Worth of Black Gifts to Worthy Organizations Los Angeles, CA ( — As we close out another reflective Black History month, companies like Shades of Color, LLC make a commitment to continue to support future generations and honor the legacies of great heroes beyond the month of February. […]

Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Bam! Performs premiere and more April 4

Princess Grace Award Winner Michelle Dorrance, Broadway’s Ted Levy, CHRP’s Lane Alexander, Live Music by Greg Spero Trio and Tressa Thomas at MUSIC + MOVEMENT FESTIVAL Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) presents its resident ensemble BAM! performing a world premiere by 2012 Princess Grace Award winner Michelle Dorrance, commissioned by the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt […]