I’m the Feature Author at Whitney Young Library – October 1, 2015

I will be discussing my author journey at Whitney Young Library’s “Author at the Library Series” from 6:00 to7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Whitney Young is located at 7901 S. King Drive.

Also, I will be selling my 62 Blog Posts to Overcome Blogger’s Block book and workbook at the event.


Marcie Hill - Author at the Library Series - Whitney Young

11th Annual Silas Purnell College Expo – September 19, 2015

Chesterfield Community Council is proud to present its 11th Annual Silas Purnell College Expo. The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Tuley Park located at 90th & King Drive on September 19, 2015.

Okay, can I just say that while it’s a beautiful thing to encourage young people to continue their education, it’s pretty jacked up that they have to a conversation about what to do when approached by the police.

To me, this says: Congratulations, black or brown young man or young woman, you’re on your way to college. You have survived the challenges of high school and possibly living in the hood. Now, we have to make sure you stay alive by preparing you to deal with the police when they approach you. Not if, but when.

I know this is a reality in the lives of black and brown children, but it sucks because other young people don’t have to have this conversation based on the color of their skin and media images.

I digressed.

Anyway, check out this college fair on September 19th. Contact the Chesterfield Community Council at (773) 651-3958 or www.chesterfieldcommunitycouncil.org or chesterfield@ameritech.net if you have any questions.

And stop back to let me know how it went for you by leaving a comment in the box below.


Silas Purnell College Expo - Chicago Independent Bulletin newspaper


Source: Independent Bulletin newspaper

Community Alert: Residential Burglary in 22nd District

This alert was sent by the 22nd District CAPS office.

22nd District CAPS community Alert

Need a Gig? Sign Up to Drive at YWCA15 UBER

To sign up to drive at UBER under the YWCA, go to T.Uber/YWCA15 and then call Trinity Dishmon, Lead Empowerment Coach at (773) 496-5624.

Uber YWCA 2015

Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day With Peer Plus Education and Training Advocates – May 31, 2015

Peer Plus Education and Training Advocates are honoring cancer survivors on Sunday, May 31, 2015, which is also National Cancer Survivors Day.

Sponsored by the Progress Baptist Church Health Ministry, this FREE event will be held at Progressive Baptist Church, 3658 S. Wentworth from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact Peer Plus at (773) 995-0924 for additional information


Cancer in Black - May 31, 2015

Image: Chicago Independent Bulletin newspaper