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’

For D209 Students, Hard Work Pays Off — Thousands in Scholarships

From left to right: Lizbeth Garcia, Temitope Oshinbanjo, Syeda Ali, Kiara Contreras and Chanika, the mother of Marquan Jones. Winner Madly Espinoza is not pictured. | Jackie Glosniak  Tuesday, August 9, 2016 || Originally Published: Forest Park Review || By Jackie Glosniak While much attention is focused on what’s wrong with District 209, two local organizations recently teamed up to demonstrate Proviso’s true worth to … Continue reading For D209 Students, Hard Work Pays Off — Thousands in Scholarships

Two New $1K and $5K College Scholarships For D2o9 Students Announced

Monday, March 21, 2016 || Originally Published: Cook County Chronicle || By Jean Lotus Two new college scholarships in Proviso Township will reward public high school students those who’ve shined academically as well as those who’ve improved over their high school careers. The group 209 Together, affiliated with Proviso Township High School District 209 school board members, announced a $5,000 college scholarship fund for students … Continue reading Two New $1K and $5K College Scholarships For D2o9 Students Announced