Black History Month

Granddaughter’s non-profit efforts keeping Chicago Defender spirit alive

February 20, 2021 - 20:47

Myiti Sengstacke-Rice, a Governors State University doctoral student, is passionate about Chicago's Black history. She grew up in a family of innovators who changed Chicago’s demographic landscape and the lives of millions of African Americans. Sengstacke-Rice, CEO of Chicago Defender Charities, is a living link to the Sengstacke family publishing dynasty, which founded the iconic “Chicago Defender,” once the nation’s leading African American newspaper.

Black History Month made personal: Four residents’ stories and thoughts bring Black History to life

February 14, 2021 - 15:39

The Chronicle hosted a Black History Month discussion and invited senior citizens Rosalind Mustafa and Eugene Dumas of Flossmoor, and 2020 Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduate Jazz Jabulani of Flossmoor and 2016 H-F graduate Destiny Watson of Homewood to hear each other’s personal stories. Despite the years that separate them, each guest recognized how history — personal, racial or community — has impacted them directly or indirectly. 


PSC art gallery exhibit focuses on African American experience

February 11, 2020 - 22:29

"Reflecting Dignity" is the current show at the Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gallery, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

The exhibition is open through March 4, and features works by Sandra Bridges, David Anthony Geary, Juarez Hawkins and Kristy Raines Loving. 

Flossmoor’s Black History Month project salutes local artists

January 27, 2020 - 21:09

The Village of Flossmoor is celebrating Black History Month by reflecting on local African American artists, past and present, who have impacted Flossmoor.

Artists can be nominated for recognition regardless of their medium, and can include musical artists, sculptors, poets, architects, painters, dancers, fashion designers and persons with other creative outlets.

Love, Noa: Girls’ fashion boutique owner follows the path of fashion trail blazer Ann Cole Lowe

February 27, 2019 - 11:46

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.


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