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Visual Artist Painter IN-ZO is trying to Break Barriers and Take Art to a New Level

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Chicago painter IN-ZO is trying to do something that hasn’t been done before. With the development of his new character INOJI, IN-ZO is embarking on a journey to give Black characters and Black artist a more visible presence in the art world. Last month in downtown Chicago he hosted the official launch for his INOJI character.

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R.I.P to Chicago’s Black Star Project Founder Phillip Jackson

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Black Truth News would like to send our condolences to the family, friends and associates of Phillip Jackson.  He was the founder and executive director of the Black Star Project in Chicago. I never met Jackson personally (maybe I did, but I don’t remember) but he was consistently sending information to our website. His content was almost exclusively centered around the improvement of the people in the Black community. Economic, social and health empowerment is what he advocated primarily for the residents in the Chicago area.

Phillip was a graduate of Roosevelt University and National Louis University. He worked in human services in Chicago Office of Management Budget. He worked in Chicago Public Schools and was the CEO for the Chicago Housing Authority. Jackson also was the CEO for the Chicago Boys and Girls Club. Ultimately Jackson lost his battle with cancer and died on November 5th, 2018. We salute him for his work and legacy.

19th annual Food for the Body & Spirit shares Meals and Inspiration with Chicagoland Residents

Black McDonald’s Owners Donate 2,000 Turkeys for Thanksgiving

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WHAT:                 On Thursday, November 15 the Black McDonald’s Operators Association of Chicago and Northwest Indiana (BMOA) will kick-off their 19th Annual “Food for the Body & Spirit” program, a community outreach event serving individuals and families in need. The McDonald’s restaurant located at 7601 S. Vincennes (Auburn Gresham) will serve as the kick-off location for this year’s free turkey basket giveaway.   Continue reading

Recap: G. Herbo & Juice WRLD Together in Concert: The Future of Chicago Music

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Things were far from spooky last week on Halloween in Bloomington Illinois. The packed house at Grossinger Motors Arena were going crazy for the arrival of Chicago artists G Herbo and Juice WRLD. The  crowd was warmed up by opening acts Teflon Da Troof and Jon Monopoly.

When G. Herbo hit the stage, he wasted no time with the music. He kicked off with his freestyle favorite “Who Run It” and his collab  effort with Lil Bibby “Kill Shit.”  

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Testimony & Triumph From Sista Strut in Chicago

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

October is the month for Cancer awareness. Around the country people have been giving their stories, time and support to highlight the dangers of the deadly disease. In Chicago, one of the biggest events took place on the South Side at the huge Salvation Army Kroc Center. The 2nd annual Sista Strut had hundreds of attendees coming together and taking a walk against Cancer. Families, friends and supporters of victims and  survivors joined together to do their “strut.”

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