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Yvonne LaGrone and Her Road to Litigation

Yvonne LaGrone and Her Road to Litigation

Yvonne LaGrone is a black Lawyer from the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. At the tender age of 5, she knew that it was her destiny to become a lawyer. She designed her life around this dream and soon came to realize this dream was her only hope. The only back-up plan she ever had was to become […]

Tracy Baim and the Windy City Times

Tracy Baim and the Windy City Times

In September 1985, Tracy Baim and three colleagues founded the Windy City Times. It is a weekly LGBT print newspaper, which also uses social media to reach communities in the Chicago area.  At that time, the conversation surrounding the LGBT community was sensitive and closeted.  However, Baim and her team found this to be a great time […]

Jahmal Cole the Innovator of Chicago’s Youth

Jahmal Cole the Innovator of Chicago’s Youth

The Journey Jahmal Cole is a black male from North Chicago, Ill. He had many challenges growing up which ultimately drove him to attend Wayne State College in Nebraska. There, Cole gained more knowledge to better his community. He also became more passionate about serving in under-served communities, much like the one he grew up in. […]

Julius Price Discusses His Journey Toward a Brighter Future

Julius Price Discusses His Journey Toward a Brighter Future

Julius Price is a 23-year-old black man, who was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He was raised in the University Village neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side. Despite the opinion of others and against all odds, Price has a story to tell beyond the narrative onlookers imagine based on his appearance. Price is a great example of […]

Governors State University Responds to Violence

Governors State University Responds to Violence

On Nov. 1, 2017, Governors State University hosted, “Respond To Violence, Impact of Mental Health.” This multifaceted event covered the many issues regarding violence and the impact it has within the Chicago city limits and beyond. The Respond to Violence campaign is two fold, as it serves as a resource via the web but also […]

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