In October, Chicago TREND, celebrated a $5 million investment from Fifth Third Bank to finance community revitalization in partnership with the Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF). The fund will help make the vision of Chicago-born actor, Harry Lennix a reality—The Lillian Marcie Theatre. “As a new institution, the Lillian Marcie Theatre will be the epicenter of entertainment, instruction, and history,” said Lennix. “[There is a vital need to hold up our best traditions in the
A graduate of the University of Chicago, Bronzeville resident and lifelong Chicagoan, Christian Mitchell began his political career as a community organizer in the faith-based community. Despite the opposition faced for his support of pension reform and charter schools, he clinched the 2014 election by 556 votes. Many of the challenges faced as a youth inspired Mitchell to focus his community organizing efforts on improving the quality of life for single-mothers like his own.
This beautiful mural caught my eye today while I was out and about with a friend. So I had to pull over to snap a few pics. I did some research (A Google search…lol) and found out more about this mural and it’s importance to the current rebuilding and revitalization efforts in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. Prioritizing Culture: Bronzeville’s Approach to Commercial Development by Marisa Novara When you think commercial development, installing art may not spring immedi