Black History Month

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 Lowe, designer of the late Jackie Kennedy's 1953 wedding dress.

Attitude and ambition fuel journey to success for Homewood trainers

At first glance, it might look like Earl Bell and Cherie Terui worked their way up using their muscles. That's only part of the story. A closer look shows the local trainers used attitude and ambition to become successful fitness business entrepreneurs.

Supervisory role has Homewood’s Barbara Dawkins shaping new lawyers

Barbara Dawkins doesn’t know anything about baseball. She loves Homewood, though, so she signed up to volunteer as B-league president of Homewood Baseball for the 2019 season. Dawkins’ true specialty is law, and after 20 years of litigation, she is now a supervisor of the Juvenile Justice Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she supervises all suburban juvenile prosecutions.

You Matter 2 founder Destiny Watson’s outreach impacts peers, community

Nearly five years after founding You Matter 2, a service organization at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Destiny Watson is still passionate about helping to improve the lives of others. Watson, now a junior at the University of Dayton, recently traveled to the Central American nation of El Salvador as part of her human rights studies. The experience, she said, was “eye-opening.” 

 

H-F Superintendent Mansfield chooses education for career of a lifetime

Homewood-Flossmoor High School Superintendent Von Mansfield knows his five years in the National Football League stand out on his résumé, but it’s his 30 years in education that have been the career he’s cherished. He grew up with four brothers and a single mom in a housing project in Milwaukee and rode the bus to the Milwaukee University School, a private school far removed from his neighborhood. 

State’s attorney Kim Foxx welcomes Flossmoor’s community comforts

Kim Foxx loves living in Flossmoor. Foxx, Cook County’s State’s Attorney, says her house, and her neighborhood, provide a respite from workdays filled with a constant litany of violent behavior and the pain that it brings.

Black History Month celebrated at Churchill School

Garrett Gruberman shows his daughter, Lola, how
to keep rhythm.

 

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