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Restorative Justice Transforms Ignorance Into Accountability

Restorative Justice Transforms Ignorance Into Accountability

Restorative Justice is a term that has gained vast amounts of popularity over the last 35 years. The theory has become familiar to victims, offenders, and many individuals who work within the judicial system. Restorative Justice has become a way to “repair harm caused by crime, and doing so by involving victims, offenders and community […]

Man Making a Difference Visits North Lawndale

Man Making a Difference Visits North Lawndale

Man Making A Difference, also known as MMAD is a non-profit organization located in Chicago’s North Lawndale Neighborhood on 15th in Holman. This organization is structured around Men serving as representation for their families and the community to show that not-so positive lives can be turned  into positive lives.  These Men,and also founders of the […]

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, a weekly LGBT print newspaper, to reach communities in the Chicago area. The paper is also online and uses social media to reach a national audience. In the mid ’80s, conversation surrounding the LGBT community was closeted and a sensitive […]

Jahmal Cole the Innovator of Chicago’s Youth

Jahmal Cole the Innovator of Chicago’s Youth

The Journey Jahmal Cole, a black male from North Chicago, Illinois, faced many challenges growing up. He discussed the fact that he was poor and even homeless at times. But through it all, he ultimately attended Wayne State College in Nebraska. In college, he gained the needed knowledge and many ways to better underserved communities […]

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