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Is something wrong at University of Illinois Chicago’s (UIC) College of Education?

There is if you think its Urban Education program should be graduating black teachers.

by Deanna Isaacs

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UIC College of Education Dean Alfred Tatum

University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) professor Therese Quinn lobbed a little bomb at her alma mater, the UIC College of Education, last week. The college had selected Quinn, who teaches in UIC’s School of Art and Art History and heads its program in Museum and Exhibition Studies, as an honored alumnus. She would participate in this year’s commencement ceremony (held last Thursday) and receive an award at a College of Education gala benefit event the following night. Read More

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Granny Knows Best: Common’s Grandmother Was The First Person To Introduce Him To Chance The Rapper

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Before Chance the Rapper blew up and became a world renowned recording artist, he got a called from another famous Chicago rapper. According to musictimes.com, Common gave a call to Chance when he was younger and gave him some words of encouragement. ” I told him to keep following his dreams,’ Common said about the message he left on Chance’s phone. As it turns out the phone call was caused by a suggestion by Common’s grandmother. “Years ago, my grandmother asked me to call her friend’s grandson. ‘I want you to give him some words of encouragement,’ Common said about his conservation with Granny. It turns out that her friend’s grandson was on his way to be the most famous independent artist ever.  Common continued acknowledge the brand that Chance has created and gave him nothing but props. “He streams his albums instead of selling them. He makes music from an unapologetically inspiring and Christian perspective – music that transcends age, race and gender. He gives back to his Chicago community. And he does it all as an independent artist, without the support of a label.”

Source: musictimes.com

100 Girls Going To Prom Can Get Free Hair Styling At Chicago (Auburn/Gresham) Salon

By Andrea V. Watson

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AUBURN GRESHAM –  This prom and graduation season, 100 girls will receive free hair styling at The Total Look hair salon in Auburn Gresham in Chicago, Illinois.  Owner Brigette Maxwell is a native of the community and has been in business for 15 years. In honor of her shop’s 15th anniversary, she is providing the services free this spring and holding a celebration on May 6. Read More

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Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO gets prison time for kickbacks

By The Associated Press

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Barbara Byrd Bennett, right

CHICAGO ‘” A federal judge lamented the persistence of city corruptionFriday as he sentenced the former head of Chicago Public Schools to 4½ years in prison for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in kickbacks. Read More

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Swank PR host panel discussion on Artist Business and Branding at Lake FX Event in Chicago

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

A lot of artists are not conscious of their brand and how it affects their ability to be viable and marketable to the public. “I can’t present you to McDonald’s when you drinking lean in your video,” said Briana Gatlin owner of Swank PR. Her publicist firm hosted a panel discussion titled The PR Trifecta: Artist, Business, and Branding Partnerships in PR. Read More

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