Category : Black Local and National News

by Staff - 3 days ago

Local woman graduates from JJC at age 84

Shirley Crowell is whom you might call a lifelong student. Having long understood the value of education, Crowell for decades has enjoyed the status of part-time student in order to keep her mind sharp and adjust to changes in her profession.

by Staff - 3 days ago

Historic appeal embraced in local community

For a community that boasts new subdivisions that appeal to differing incomes and lifestyles, many in the Village of Plainfield would prefer to be known for their historic properties. This was the message delivered during Monday’s committee of the w...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Joliet school District 86 raises funds for Autism

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Joliet Public Schools District 86 fourth annual Autism Awareness 5K Run/Walk. Despite the raining conditions, more than 400 people supported the fundraiser held recently at Joliet Junior College. The to...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Mass Incarceration of Women and Minorities a New Crisis  

(Courtesy The Marshall Project/PBS Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Although the number of people in prisons and jails in America has slightly declined, numbers released on Thursday, April 25, by the Bureau of Justice Stati...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Irving City Council urged to support the arts

By: Rachel Hawkins, NDG Staff Writer The arts, to many people, can play an invaluable role in their lives. Various forms of art are used to learn a new skill, for rehabilitation, relaxation, and entertainment. Sharon Barbosa-Crain, an Irving resident...

by Staff - 3 days ago

All-female Black Firm to Represent Opa-locka

Burnadette Norris-Week, Austin Pamies and Rep. Dotie Joseph Burnadette Norris-Weeks secures city attorney job again The attorney who led the fight to reinstate Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes heads up the firm that Opa-locka has hired...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Dr. Chakwera Seeks to Unite Malawi and African Diaspora

Dr. Chakwera By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia       On May 21, 2019 the national elections in Malawi will mark a quarter of a century of multi-party democracy in this developing sub-Saharan African nation. Prior to that...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Village of Bolingbrook seats new village trustees

The Village of Bolingbrook is conducting the Swearing In ceremony for the Village Trustees who were successful in the April 2019 Consolidated Election. The ceremony took place at the regular Board meeting of May 14, 2019 at 8pm. Trustees-elect Mary...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Free community shred, prescription recycling event

State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is partnering with State Sen. Jennifer Bertino Tarrant, D-Shorewood, to host a free community shred and prescription recycling event next month. "Shredding documents with personally identifiable information, like...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Will County call on Springfield to pass capital plan

Joliet - The Will County Board called on the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Pritzker to pass a robust capital plan that funds desperately needed improvements to I-80, I-55 and other roads and bridges in Will County, which is home to the large...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Hotel site slated for development

The city of Joliet will consider paying half the fee for a study to see if a hotel can be redeveloped into apartments, as part of an overall effort to revitalize downtown. On May 13, the Economic Development Committee voted to recommend that that Ci...