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Jahmal Cole

Jahmal Cole

Jahmal Cole, My Block, My Hood, My City Founder, Hopes To Take Bobby Rush’s Seat In Congress

The prominent activist filed to run against Rush, who has held the seat since 1993. It's “time for old folks to step aside and for fresh blood that’s more in touch with the reality of today” to lead, Cole said.

Citywide

Hundreds Of Volunteers Come Together To Help My Block, My Hood, My City Light Up The South Side

“We look down King Drive now, and we see a lot of helicopter lights, police lights,” founder Jahmal Cole said. “... I wanted to do something simple and reduce the blight by hanging up some [holiday] lights."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Light Up King Drive Saturday

The nonprofit is inviting volunteers to decorate a 12-mile stretch of King Drive Saturday. A free concert and tree lighting ceremony will be broadcast virtually, too.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

New Intimate Doc About My Block, My Hood, My City’s Jahmal Cole Set For Festival Debut In 2021

"A Tiny Ripple of Hope" chronicles the highs and lows of running a rising nonprofit organization in Chicago while Black.

Englewood, Chatham

Rogers Park Cleans Up After Tornado: ‘Destruction Like I’ve Never Seen’

No major injuries were reported in the city's first tornado in two years.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Fine Dining Chefs, Pizza Joints Team Up To Sell Gourmet Pizzas To Help My Block, My Hood My City

Pizza fans can help My Block, My Hood, My City and try flavors like poutine and chilaquiles, jamon y melon and ratatouille.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

My Block, My Hood, My City Paying For 100 Chicagoans To March On Washington To End To Police Violence

The march is being organized in response to Minneapolis police killing George Floyd. It will be held the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

Englewood, Chatham

Here’s How You Can Help South, West Side Businesses Hit Hard By Looting, Vandalism

"Out-of-state looters have taken hammers and batons to our communities, breaking windows of small businesses and spraying graffiti, using this crisis as an opportunity to tear down Black communities."

Englewood, Chatham

Want To Help Seniors? My Block, My Hood, My City Needs You This Weekend

Volunteers must wear personal protective equipment and have reliable transportation.

Englewood, Chatham

My Block, My Hood, My City Summer Job Program Will Connect Teens With Seniors In Need During Pandemic

Teens would earn $15 per hour to check in on seniors, deliver groceries and learn about how to safely help others during the coronavirus pandemic.

Englewood, Chatham

Setting Goals, Having Hope Vital To Getting Through Coronavirus Crisis, Jahmal Cole Says During Inspiring Speech

Cole is the founder of My Block, My Hood, My City, a South Side-based group.

Englewood, Chatham

Here’s How You Can Help Chicago Seniors In Need Of Coronavirus Prevention Supplies

My Block, My Hood, My City will pass out packages of disinfectant supplies and Emergen-C to help the people most at risk of coronavirus, said founder Jahmal Cole.

Englewood, Chatham

Need A Bank Account? My Block My Hood My City Can Help

Volunteers will be onsite at NHS Chicago's Chatham office, 639 E. 87th St., Tuesday night at 6 p.m. to sign up residents for bank accounts.

Englewood, Chatham

My Block, My Hood, My City Helps South Siders Ditch The Currency Exchange, Get Bank Accounts Of Their Own

Jahmal Cole's team will head to Roseland, Bronzeville and Little Village next, offering $100 to people who want checking accounts of their own.

Englewood, Chatham

Ditch The Currency Exchange And Get $100 To Open A Bank Account In Chatham This Weekend

My Block, My Hood, My City's Jahmal Cole has pledged to open 100 checking accounts for 100 families and individuals looking for a fresh financial start.

Englewood, Chatham

It’s Not Regular: In New Book, Organizer Jahmal Cole Shows Inequities Hiding In Plain Sight On South, West Sides

Ordering a meal through bulletproof glass shouldn't feel normal, Cole said. Nor should living in neighborhoods filled with currency exchanges and liquor stores.

Englewood, Chatham

250 Homes On King Drive Get Holiday Lights, Garland — But My Block, My Hood, My City Plans To Decorate Even More

Gov. JB Pritzker praised volunteers as they decorated South Side homes this weekend.

Englewood, Chatham

This Year, King Drive Will Sparkle Like The Mag Mile Thanks To My Block, My Hood, My City’s Christmas Light Project

My Block, My Hood, My City hopes to make its King Drive project bigger and brighter this winter.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

My Block, My Hood, My City Hosting 5K With 400 Runners And Walkers Expected

The first My Block, My Hood, My City 5K will raise money for the organization, which helps and West and South Side teens.

Englewood, Chatham

It Could Feel As Hot As 115 Degrees This Weekend. Here’s How To Stay Safe (And Help Your Neighbors)

My Block, My Hood, My City is offering free fans and cold water to elderly people in the city who are in need.

Downtown
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