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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 […]

Black Women and the Evolution of Hair

Black Women and the Evolution of Hair

For many years black women have come under heavy scrutiny and criticism for having darker skin tone, voluptuous body shape and a unique texture to their natural hair. Throughout the pages of history and modern day media, black women have been mistreated and negatively portrayed in the eyes of other races. Despite unfavorable representation, black […]

Chalmers Elementary Specialty School of Excellence Report Card Pickup

Chalmers Elementary Specialty School of Excellence Report Card Pickup

On Thursday, Chalmers Elementary Specialty School of Excellence had their report card pickup. Since this was the day for parents and guardians of students to pick up report cards, the elementary students had a day off from school. However, teachers were required to be at the school from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students were […]

Collins Academy High School Hopes to Remain Open

Collins Academy High School Hopes to Remain Open

Chicago Public Schools officials are on the verge of closing Collins Academy High School. Collins Academy, located on the west side of Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, is a predominately African-American high school. It has an academic history of being below CPS standards based on the city’s requirements. Chicago’s school evaluation system is based on levels. […]

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, the organization’s founder and executive director. The program begins working with the boys when they are high school freshmen and continues to mentor […]