A Maywoodian Inside the Ivy League: To Foreign Blacks I Was ‘Just Black’

“Black Painting,” by Kerry James Marshall. The work, completed in 2003 and made of black acrylic paint on black fiberglass, depicts the ominous moments before the assassination of Maywood-born Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in his West Side apartment on Dec. 4, 1969. | Photo of art via Blanton Museum || Below: Marquan Jones by Marquan Jones  Wednesday, August 17, 2016 || By Marquan Jones || OPINION  Having completed the … Continue reading A Maywoodian Inside the Ivy League: To Foreign Blacks I Was ‘Just Black’

PMSA Student Admitted Into Ivy League Now Looking For Funding

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 || Originally Published: Forest Park Review || By Matthew Hendrickson Marquan Jones of Maywood thinks his future looks pretty bright, and he’s understandably excited about it. Jones, a senior at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy (PMSA) in Forest Park, said he learned he was accepted at Cornell University, a private, Ivy-League school in Ithaca, New York, just a few days before … Continue reading PMSA Student Admitted Into Ivy League Now Looking For Funding

From Maywood To The Ivy League: The Stratospheric Ambitions of Marquan Jones

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 || By Nicholas Samuel || Updated: 6:08 PM Marquan Jones, a senior at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, cried as he was recognized in front of thousands at a local basketball game Monday night for being accepted into Cornell University, an American private Ivy League school in Ithaca, New York. The audience cheered and clapped as an announcer listed Jones’s credentials, … Continue reading From Maywood To The Ivy League: The Stratospheric Ambitions of Marquan Jones