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15 Black Owned Restaurants in Chicago

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The Windy City has always been able to hold its own against the best food cities in the country. We’ve listed a few of the Black Owned Restaurants in Chicago that make the city special. Black Owned Restaurants in Chicago Peach’s is a comfy American eatery with biscuits & other Southern staples for breakfast & lunch.…

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From Prison Chef to Successful Burger Business Owner

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By 11 a.m., the first hungry customers start milling about outside of James Purifoy’s burger joint, 15th & Chris in Rockford, Illinois. By noon, the line often snakes around the small, red building and into the parking lot. “Some of the customers I see so often that I already know what they’re ordering, just by…

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Black Owned Construction Firms Hired for $300 Million Obama Foundation Project

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Three Black owned construction firms joined forces to form the Presidential Partners consortium. It has recently been announced that this new joint venture will take the lead on the $300 million construction of the Obama Presidential Center. The Presidential Partners consortium of Powers & Sons Construction, UJAMAA Construction, Brown & Momen, and Safeway Construction. These…

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Couples Inc. : Brian and Autumn Own One of Chi-Town’s Dopest Boutiques

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Sir & Madame is a men’s & women’s clothing brand and luxury lifestyle boutique, based in Chicago. The brand is the lovechild of the creative husband and wife team, Brian and Autumn Merritt. We reached out to find out more about their journey as partners in life and in business. SB: How did you both meet? Autumn: We…

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Chicago Deposits $20 Million Into Its Last Black-Owned Bank

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Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers announced Monday a $20 million city deposit into Chicago’s last remaining black-owned bank, Illinois Service Federal (ISF) Savings and Loan. The deposit will help fund loans under an overhauled business plan for ISF, which is intended to strengthen its service to underserved communities in the Chicago area. “As a lifelong…

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Chance The Rapper Raises $2.2 Million For 20 CPS Schools

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Grammy Award winner Chance The Rapper announced Friday that he raised $2.2 million to help 20 Chicago Public Schools schools in Chicago. He began raising the funds six months ago through his nonprofit Social Works. The organization has been collecting donations for Chicago Public Schools since it was formed last year. Each school will receive $100,000…

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Black Bank To Receive $1 Million From Billionaire

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Billionaire Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker is making a $1 million deposit in Chicago’s last remaining Black owned bank. As we reported earlier this year, Chicago’s Seaway Bank & Trust failed, leaving Illinois Service Federal Savings as the last Black owned bank left in Chicago. The Announcement Pritzker hinted towards the investment earlier this week…

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Obama taps Chicago pro to handle his Finances – CRAIN

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Now that he doesn’t have to try to balance the federal budget, former President Barack Obama is getting his family’s financial house in order. He’s tapped a Chicago professional to help him with the task, taking E. “Robbie” Robinson Jr. away from Chicago investment titan BDT Capital Partners, LLC (BDT) for just a year, until…

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30 Black Owned Businesses in Chicago

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Here’s our list of 30 Black Owned Businesses in Chicago, aka “The Windy City”. We love the architecture. We also love the fact that this city is FULL of all types of amazing businesses. Black Owned businesses in Chicago   FOOD Mikkey Halsted, DJ Toure and Rico Nance, are the owners of Mikkey’s Retro Grill.…

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