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Gifted and Talented 7 Set to Change Lives

Gifted and Talented 7 Set to Change Lives

Gifted and Talented 7, also known as GT7 is a mentoring program for young black males growing up in Chicagoland. The original seven boys are advised under the authority of Kendall Straughter, GT7’s founder and executive director. Gifted and Talented 7 begins working with the boys when they are as young as high school freshmen […]

Checking in With Roderick T. Sawyer and the Chatham Neighborhood

Checking in With Roderick T. Sawyer and the Chatham Neighborhood

Roderick T. Sawyer, 6th Ward alderman for the Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s, south side. Sawyer has resided in this neighborhood for all of his 50 years. His interest in politics was, in part, sparked by his father, the late Eugene Sawyer, who served previously as the 6th Ward alderman and the Mayor of Chicago, Illinois. […]

‘Marshall’ and the Chicago Black Partners Alliance

‘Marshall’ and the Chicago Black Partners Alliance

On Oct. 11, 2017, the Chicago Black Partners Alliance (CBPA) hosted a private screening of the film, “Marshall.” This film told the story of Justice “Thurgood” Marshall and the trials and tribulations he faced as a black civil rights attorney during the 1940’s. Marshall made a breakthrough in the recognition of racism in the South […]

Soda Pop Tax to Change in Cook County Illinois

Soda Pop Tax to Change in Cook County Illinois

Because of the negative backlash over the soda tax, the Cook County Board of Commissioners will decide on Oct 11, 2017, about the future of the tax. According to the Chicago Tribune, the soda pop tax will be removed by Dec 1, should the board come to this decision. The tax that Cook County Board […]

Tanycyte Is the Trick to a Summer Body in Winter

Tanycyte Is the Trick to a Summer Body in Winter

Recent studies have shown that there are brain cells that can help control appetite in a way that makes eating less habitual. These cells are called tanycytes and they are triggered by the amino acids in some foods. This trigger in the amino acids pairs with the tanycytes and signals the body it is full. […]

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