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Celebrating 40 Years of Black Cartoons at DuSable – June 27 – October 20, 2014

Remember the old school cartoons that showed positive black characters? Come to think of it, when was the last time we saw such cartoons in general?

Well, you can go back in history for the next three months by checking out the Museum of Uncut Funk’s exhibit, “Funk Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Animation Exhibition” at DuSable Museum. See cartoons you used watch and some you didn’t know existed.

The exhibit starts tomorrow and admission to DuSable is free on Sunday. Remember, you have over three months to check this out.


Funk Turns 40 - DuSable Museum

Support Services for Ex-Offenders

The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services is offering services to ex-offenders in an effort to help them get adjusted to life after their sentences.

These services include, but are not limited to: housing assistance, workforce training, job placement services, job readiness training, interview attire assistance and more.

If you know anyone in need who needs to get their lives back on track, have them to contact any of the community reentry support centers listed below for more information and assistance.

Re-Entry Support Center

National HIV Testing Day – June 27, 2014

National HIV Testing Day - June 2014Click here to find a testing location near you. Get tested for FREE if you do not know your status.



What’s Goin’ On Community Meeting – June 26th

Learn about what’s going on on the East Side of Chicago on Tuesday, June 26, 2014. Moderated by The GreenPreneur Michael Thomas, this community meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Kevin Church, 10501 S. Torrence Ave.

To register and for more information, contact Tom Shepherd at (773) 370-3305 or Michael LaFargue at (773) 251-0760.

What's Goin On - community meeting St. Kevins Church

Free Seminar Tonight! Blogging for Authors

Blogging For Authors

Blogging for Authors 

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Brainerd Branch located at 1350 W. 89th St.

Topics we’ll cover

  • Can you blog to get ideas for your book? 
  • Do you have to reference people if you use their contributions to your blog? 
  • What exactly do you blog if you are an aspiring author and have a particular subject matter? 
  • How do you monetize and sell eBooks? 
  • How can you leverage your blog to book speaking and book signing engagements?