From left: Former First Lady Michelle Obama, "Black-ish" actress Yara Shahidi, former President Barack Obama and Mimi Gonzalez of the Community Leadership Corps close out the 2019 Obama Foundation Summit, held at the Illinois Institute of Technology.Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago

Obamas Focus On Community At Foundation Summit, But No Talk Of Neighbors’ Role In Presidential Center Plans

Michelle Obama said the presidential center will bring "life" to a dormant Jackson Park. "It might be protected and loved by its friends, but it's not used by the community."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published
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Xquina Cafe Community Hub Officially Underway On 26th Street In Little Village: ‘This Is A Big Day’

“This project will become an educational ecosystem for Black and Brown entrepreneurs here and in our surrounding communities," one leader on the project said.

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Hundreds Of Chicagoans Protest Throughout City In Honor Of Breonna Taylor: ‘It’s Hard Being Out Here Again’

Only one officer faces criminal charges for firing into neighboring apartments during the raid of Breonna Taylor's apartment in March. None were charged with fatally shooting her.

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Boystown, Chicago’s Famed LGBTQ Neighborhood, Now Will Be Known As Northalsted

The Northalsted Business Alliance will no longer use "Boystown" in its neighborhood marketing campaigns to "ensure all members of the LGBTQ community feel welcome," leaders announced Wednesday.