All Topics

Tag Archives: Community

News Flash

BYP 100′s Jamira Burley among those honored at White House event

jamira

On Thursday, April 3, the White House will honor 9 grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence. BYP 100 member Jamira Burley is one of them. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Mayor Emanuel wants to sell residential land to residents for $1 with new program

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel would like to sell several vacant lots in the city’s Englewood neighborhood for $1. If successful, Emanuel would like to extend the $1 lot idea to other neighborhoods, many of which are black communities. 

Read the rest



Events

Cafe Society to host Stand Your Ground talk in light of Dunn verdict

The Cafe Society in Chicago will be meeting on Wednesday, March 12 at Ron’s Barber Shop 6058 W North Ave. at 5pm and Friday March 14 at NiteCap Coffee Bar 1738 W 18th St. at 6pm to discuss the implications of the controversial Stand Your Ground law. This is community conversation, set to take place […]

Read the rest



News Flash

Documentary explores homophobia in black community

A new documentary is exploring a very rampant but taboo topic in the black community. The New Black, directed by Yoruba Richen, tells the story of how the African-American community deals with gay rights in light of the same-sex marriage movement. 

Read the rest



News Flash

The affects of HIV/AIDS on the black community

In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we’ve compiled a list of facts regarding the illness and its impact on the black community. 

Read the rest



Events

Chicago event seeks to ‘reclaim Afrikan heritage in America’

A Chicago-based organization is seeking the “reclaim Afrikan Heritage in America” with their upcoming event. The BRIJ (Bridging Relationships in Justice) Fund, along with The Inner City Studies Majors Club & The Black Mall, will hold their first bi-monthly mixer series on Saturday Feb. 22 from 10-4pm. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Gabourey Sidibe defends & offends LGBTQ community with use of ‘tranny’

During an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” actress Gabourey Sidibe repeatedly used a transphobic slur. The “American Horror Story: Coven” star said the word “tranny” when discussing life in New Orleans on the show which aired on Jan. 23. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Rally in New York demands justice for slain trangender woman

On Thursday, trans women of color will lead a rally at NYPD headquarters to demand justice for Islan Nettles. Nettles was brutally beaten to death in August after her attacker found out that she was trans. Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York  will lead the rally in hopes of calling attention to Nettles’ […]

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of ErbanLady]
All posts by ErbanLady »

Coming from where I’m from

After reading a recent New York Times article featuring a north Saint Louis neighborhood and the violence that it’s citizens live with daily, I realize that I see my neighborhood with different eyes. I am a born and raise resident of the same north Saint Louis neighborhood. Like most of my neighbors, I have witnessed […]

Read the rest