Maywood, Austin Communities Celebrate Kwanzaa Miles Apart, Together in Spirit

The Kwanzaa celebration at Eisenhower Tower in Maywood. Photo courtesy Chief Valdimir Talley. Below, a Sherrie Chapman poses with her merchandise during the celebration at Sankofa in Chicago’s Austin community held on the same day. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 7:52 PM Since its creation in 1965 by Black Nationalist leader Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa has … Continue reading Maywood, Austin Communities Celebrate Kwanzaa Miles Apart, Together in Spirit

“Meet Me At The Meal of the Day Cafe”

The Eisenhower Tower comes upon the unsuspecting motorist suddenly, like a blind date you’d assumed would be much shorter. People don’t associate inner suburbs with high office buildings. And I typically don’t associate Maywood with Bronzeville. The Meal of the Day Café is a surprise within a surprise—a quality that only adds to the restaurant’s many layers. Situated on the Tower’s fourth floor, at the … Continue reading “Meet Me At The Meal of the Day Cafe”