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Landmarks Illinois awards first grant through Timuel D. Black, Jr. Grant Fund for Chicago's South Side to the Muddy Waters MOJO Museum

Landmarks Illinois has awarded the first grant through its new Timuel D. Black, Jr. Grant Fund for Chicago's South Side to the Muddy Waters Original Jam Out (MOJO) Museum, a nonprofit working to preserve blues legend Muddy Waters' former home in North Kenwood and convert it into a museum and cultural center. The MOJO Museum has received a $2,500 matching grant from Landmarks Illinois Timuel D. Black, Jr. Grant Fund for Chicago's South Side. Landmarks Illinois launched the new grant fund in May…

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NBA Athletes Robert Covington and Luol Deng Partner with Own Our Own to Initiate Community-driven Real Estate Investment Fund in South Side Chicago

Own Our Own, an inner-city focused real estate fund, today announces its first Chicago-based project in partnership with Houston Rockets forward Robert Covington and former Chicago Bull and 2-time All-Star Luol Deng. Former players Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Matt Barnes are also investor-partners. The impact investment project aims to transform a South Side of Chicago neighborhood through an affordable housing and community development initiative that will improve quality of life through increased…

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Civil Rights Wing Will Debut at The Historic National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NAPRPPM) will host the 2020 A. Philip Randolph Gentle Warrior Awards Gala Celebration. The 25-year-old museum is located in the Pullman National Park site designated by President Barack Obama on February 19, 2015. It is the only African American site at the monument. The Pullman Porter Museum is hosting the GALA fundraiser to raise operating funds to continue to keep the only Black labor union museum, the only one of its kind, alive.…

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Award-Winning Grooming Brand Bevel to Fund College Access Initiatives for Chicago's Renowned Urban Prep Academies

Known for their 100% college acceptance rate each year, Urban Prep Academies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates three open enrollment public charter high schools in high-need communities in the city of Chicago. The donation from Bevel, a Walker & Company Brand, will cover the costs of college tours, college application fees, and college test prep fees for the classes of 2020 and 2021.  Announced at an Urban Prep campus during the lead-up to All-Star weekend, students were…

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