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We Are Jane: South Side Activist Revives Jane Collective To Help People Access Safe Abortions — Here’s How To Join

The Janes helped thousands of women get abortions before Roe v. Wade. Now, activist Tamar Manasseh is reviving the concept with We Are Jane, partnering with the Chicago Abortion Fund, and hoping to work with other groups to help Black and Brown women get the care they need.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

MASK, Rush Medical Center Team Up To Vaccinate Englewood Residents At Barbecue Event

The two groups are planning future vaccination events at MASK's Peace Academy campus.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After School Supplies For South Side Kids Stolen, Chicagoans Donate Tablets, Headphones And More: ‘I’m So Thankful’

A trailer full of school supplies for a Saturday back-to-school giveaway was ransacked Thursday. But within 24 hours, Chicagoans donated so many supplies that the event will go on as planned.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Back-To-School Supplies, Tablets For South Side Kids Stolen From Peace Academy In Englewood

Tablets, snacks, diapers and water were stolen from the M.A.S.K. Peace Academy site early Thursday, according to its founder.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Inspired By Wall Of Moms In Portland, Chicago Moms Form Coalition To Stand With Protesters

“This is what we’ve been reduced to. Sending the moms. The undefended, unarmed moms, standing there linking arms trying to protect these kids that are trying to be heard.”

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicagoans DO Protest Gun Violence And Organize For Safer Neighborhoods All The Time. Here’s How

“If you want to reduce violence, you just got to pretty much show up. You got to show up. And if you're not willing to walk into a nonprofit and say, 'How can I help?,' you're probably part of the problem."


10 Black Women and Queer Activists Working To Change Chicago

These organizers are supporting protesters fighting for Black lives and providing relief to communities impacted by looting and coronavirus.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Free Tutoring Available Thanks To These Nonprofits Trying To Help Students Through Tumultuous Year

Burst Into Books and Mothers Against Senseless Killings are matching tutors with students.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A Controversial Englewood Liquor Store Has Suddenly Closed, But Is It Gone For Good?

Exasperated Englewood residents fought for years to close the liquor store, a backdrop to numerous altercations and fatal shootings.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Have A Laptop Or Tablet You’re Not Using? Let Chicago Kids Borrow It To Keep Up With Classwork

Those with spare devices can drop them off or ship them to MASK HQ in Englewood.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

MASK Opens Englewood School In Shipping Containers, Limiting Classes To 10 People

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the South Side organization hopes to offer a sense of normalcy for families dealing with the fallout.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood Activist’s Work Takes Center Stage As New Documentary Premieres At New York Film Fest

A film crew trailed Mothers Against Senseless Killings founder Tamar Manasseh over the course of a year, chronicling the highs and lows of building a community as a Black Jewish woman.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ahead Of Christmas Party For Kids, Container Full Of Decorations Towed Away From Englewood Corner

The storage container had been on the site for over a year before Tuesday afternoon's surprise tow. "This is really depressing," the group's founder wrote.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

These West Side Toy Drives Are Asking For Donations So Every Kid Can Have A Gift This Holiday Season

Organizations are also seeking coats and winter gear for West Side families in need.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Just Months After Being Shot On His Way To Class, Englewood Anti-Violence Activist Graduates

After a bullet nearly derailed his dreams, Jermaine Kelly two-stepped down the aisle to receive his construction certificate.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

In August, Peace Activist Jermaine Kelly Asked ‘Who’s Next?’ On Tuesday, It Was Him

"He doesn't do anything. He doesn't bother anybody. It doesn't make sense."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘Love Like He Loved’: Calvin Seay Laid To Rest As Residents Wait For Police To Find His Killer

Mourners remember a young man known for his calming presence and big heart.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After Park District Worker And 2 Moms Murdered, A Community In Mourning Asks Police: ‘Where You At?’

"We are all afraid. After a weekend of bloodshed in this country, we should be asking 'who's next?'' said MASK founder Tamar Manasseh as children and adults gathered around her. "None of us here want to die."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Slayings Of 2 Moms On South Side Corner Dedicated To Peace Was ‘Sad And Devastating Crime,’ Mayor Lightfoot Says

The founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings said people are telling her to get a bulletproof vest and a gun for self-defense, but she's not interested.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

New Beverly Pizza Restaurant That Aims To Fund Programs For Englewood School Derailed By Metra Construction

"This has slowed everything down. I've got bread growing mold, sausages and vegetables going bad," said Tamar Manasseh, founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park
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