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Organizers from My Block, My Hood, My City hand out boxes of decorations to volunteers in Tuley Park, 501 E. 90th Place, Sunday, Dec. 8.

Volunteers deck the halls of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

December 9, 2019

Volunteers were greeted with food, drink, boxes of decorations and thunderous Christmas music upon their arrival in Tuley Park. The decorations were part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Lighting in ...

Alumnus recognized for personal, lifelike designs reflecting his Chicago upbringing

Alumnus recognized for personal, lifelike designs reflecting his Chicago upbringing

November 2, 2019

Born and raised in Back of the Yards, Norman Teague uses his upbringing and childhood experiences as inspiration for much of his work. He used memories of local drug dealers as the driving factor for one...

Local nonprofit urges students to dream big

Local nonprofit urges students to dream big

November 11, 2018

Since 2012, nonprofit organization Dream on Education has tried to aid the development of high-achieving sixth to eighth grade students in underprivileged areas in Chicago, according to the program’s ...

Formerly the Luxury Boutique 47, LuxeB Studio has renamed and reopened its location in Bronzeville, 358 E. 47th St., offering an open-concept studio space for Chicago’s growing creative community. 

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

November 5, 2018

Empty loft spaces and closed businesses have been repurposed into open concept galleries welcoming artists to curate and display their work. A new studio in Bronzeville is adding to the growing art scen...

Justice for Laquan McDonald lies in sentence, not conviction

EDITORIAL: Justice for Laquan McDonald lies in sentence, not conviction

October 15, 2018

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of  17-year-old Laquan McDonald Oct.  5, and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for ea...

Chicago gives paper metered parking receipts the boot

Chicago gives paper metered parking receipts the boot

October 15, 2018

Chicago Parking meters have gone paperless, making parking around the city less complicated. As soon as old parking meters can be removed, motorists will no longer be required to place a paper receipt in t...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel teamed up with Chicago Housing Authority to open Rosenwald apartments in Bronzeville, according to a City of Chicago press release.

Historic building reopens in Bronzeville

October 17, 2016

After four years of construction and renovation, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) and the Chicago Housing Authority reopened the historic Rosenwald Court apartments on Sept. 30, according...

Alumni bring style back for Big Walls

Justus Roe, a 2008 interactive arts & media alumnus; Don’t Fret, a photography alumnus; and Ruben Aguirre, a 2002 art + design alumnus, all said they are excited to return to Columbia to create murals on a large scale for Big Walls. 

By Campus Reporter

May 7, 2016

Three alumni have been invited to bring their unique styles to campus with their abstract, graffiti-like and cartoon-inspired styles as a part of Columbia’s Big Walls mural initiative. Justus Roe, a 2008 i...

Ida B. Wells monument planned for Chicago

The Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee has created an IndieGoGo page to raise money to honor the legacy of the civil rights pioneer. 

By METRO REPORTER

October 12, 2015

An art committee is fundraising to erect a monument in honor of African-American civil rights leader Ida B. Wells in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. On Oct. 1, The Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art C...

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