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Don't Give Away Your Power on April 7

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 05.23.2015 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

From now until April 7, we have the power to push both candidates to give specific answers. After you get the questions you want answered, you must take the final step and cast your ballot.

A Movement that Matters

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 12.29.2014 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

We must be civically engaged. Engagement inspires movement - a movement that matters. Since 1916, the Chicago Urban League has engaged with people to help them find jobs, start businesses and buy homes.

Red Line Reconstruction: A Model for Minority Inclusion

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 06.29.2013 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

The right skills and preparation mixed with a commitment to diversity from those who issue government contracts, plus key community partnerships, makes a good formula for access, opportunity and community investment.

Empowered Women Are Game Changers

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Andrea L. Zopp

Black women want to lead. Whether it's in their homes, their communities, their churches or in the business world, modern women want their shot at the big chair, and it's time we give it to them.

Chico Paints Rahm Emanuel As An Outsider, Creeps Up In New Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's full speed ahead in the race for Chicago mayor. Less than two weeks remain, and that means more forums, debates and polls. This week, ABC-7 Chi...

Why Our School Equity Lawsuit Is More Important Than Ever

David E. Thigpen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David E. Thigpen

Two years ago the Chicago Urban League and a group of plaintiffs went to court to root out the state's fundamentally flawed and discriminatory funding system.

Cheryle Jackson 'Focusing On The Next Step' After Primary

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following a long and often heated campaign for the Illinois Senate seat formerly held by President Obama, Chicago Urban League President Cheryle Jacks...

Family Of Veterans Evicted On Veterans Day

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. A family of six in Avon P...

School Funding Discrimination Lawsuit Advances

Catalyst Chicago | John Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Education advocates are savoring their first victory in a legal case challenging Illinois' school funding system and say the win comes at a critical j...

Cheryle Jackson Weighs Run For Burris Senate Seat

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Probably the last thing embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris needs now is for another prominent African-American to make a move on his Senate seat. But t...

Olympic Bid is a Chance to Showcase Our Diversity

Cheryle Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cheryle Jackson

It's troubling that after two years of holding fundraising dinners with the rich, Chicago 2016 has yet to truly showcase one of the city's best assets - its diversity.

Basking in the Warmth of Obama's Inauguration

Cheryle Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cheryle Jackson

The inauguration -- the coming together of people of all races, ethnicities, and social and economic statuses -- was one of the most heart happy experiences of my lifetime.

Building Skills Now is Our Best Hope for the Future

Cheryle Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cheryle Jackson

Last week, the Chicago Urban League hosted a job fair at our Bronzeville offices in partnership with the Chicago Transit Authority to fill 300 part-time positions. More than 1,000 people showed up.

Obama: Help Wanted for Stimulus in Urban Areas

Cheryle Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cheryle Jackson

Though Obama's plan feels right on the surface, for me it raises two questions: "Which Main Streets?" and "Who gets those jobs?"

Parents Join Education Funding Lawsuit

Chicago Public Radio | Lea Coon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A dozen individuals are joining the Chicago Urban League in a lawsuit against the state of Illinois over education funding. The Chicago Urban League ...

The School Funding Gap

Chicago Reporter | Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Alden K. Loury and Matthew Hendrickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new Chicago Reporter analysis of school funding data shows the long-term disparities in school funding as area civil rights leaders filed a lawsuit ...