Tag: Black History Month

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Granddaughter’s non-profit efforts keeping Chicago Defender spirit alive

Myiti Sengstacke-Rice, a Governors State University doctoral student, is passionate about Chicago’s Black history. She grew up in a family of innovators who changed Chicago’s demographic landscape and the lives of millions of African Americans. Sengstacke-Rice, CEO of Chicago Defender Charities, is a living link to the Sengstacke family publishing dynasty, which[Read More…]

Black History Month made personal: Four residents’ stories and thoughts bring Black History to life

The Chronicle hosted a Black History Month discussion and invited senior citizens Rosalind Mustafa and Eugene Dumas of Flossmoor, and 2020 Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduate Jazz Jabulani of Flossmoor and 2016 H-F graduate Destiny Watson of Homewood to hear each other’s personal stories. Despite the years that separate them, each guest[Read More…]

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Belated happy birthday, Juanita Mitchell

Juanita Mitchell of Flossmoor, seated in the middle, is surrounded by Ballantrae neighborhood friends as she celebrates her 108th birthday late last year. (Provided photo) At 108, Juanita Mitchell has witnessed more history than most. (Provided photo) On Dec. 15, 2019, Juanita Mitchell celebrated her birthday. As we begin Black[Read More…]

Parker seeks inspirational stories during Black History Month

Parker Junior High School students this month are conducting video interviews with parents and other community members about how they were influenced by African American role models, and how those persons helped them succeed in their own lives. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial[Read More…]

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Love, Noa: Girls’ fashion boutique owner follows the path of fashion trail blazer Ann Cole Lowe

Editor’s note: This story was provided by the Flossmoor Community Relations Committee. It is part of a longer Black History Month series that paired local black-owned business people with their counterparts from history. This story features Kelly Evans, founder of Love, Noa Boutique, 1044 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor, with Anne Cole[Read More…]

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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