Tuesday, November 27, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Edward Redd during a gala celebrating Y.E.M.B.A.’s 10th anniversary held Nov. 7 in Oak Park. | Alexa Rogals
Growing up in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, Edward Redd, 36, knew the odds were stacked against him. His father, a gang member, was killed when he was five years old, leaving his mother to raise five children in a crime-ridden, poverty-stricken community.