Miss Ghana USA seeks to improve Ghana’s health care and education system

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah 24-year-old Heather Afriyie plans on reforming Ghana’s healthcare and education sector one crown at a time. The beauty queen was crowned Miss Ghana USA 2018 after competing amongst 11 contestants in June. Miss Ghana USA is a national annual pageant created to aid young Ghanaian women in the African diaspora to achieve … Continue reading Miss Ghana USA seeks to improve Ghana’s health care and education system

It’s Election Season and all Votes Matter.

    By: Nana Aduba-Amoah   Although yesterday was the last day for Illinois voters to register early for the upcoming Gubernatorial election, there's still time to cast your ballot before November 6. "In Illinois, voter registration never closes," Illinois State Board of Elections official, Matt Dietrich, said in a report by Illinois News Network. … Continue reading It’s Election Season and all Votes Matter.

Chicago’s World Music Festival: Review

  By: Taneisha Anderson   As some may know, the World Music Festival, which has been ongoing at various locations in Chicago throughout the month of September, came to an end this Sunday, Sept. 23. Since 1999, the festival has been a city’s favorite, attracting over 600,000 concertgoers, but this year marked one of it's … Continue reading Chicago’s World Music Festival: Review

Concrete Rose, a Thriving Brand among Inner-City Youth

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah   When Chris Williams, founder and designer of clothing line, Concrete Rose, initially contemplated a name for his brand, his memory drifted back to his youth when his mother made him read books while on punishment. One book in particular contained a popular poem by Tupac Shakur, “The Rose That Grew From … Continue reading Concrete Rose, a Thriving Brand among Inner-City Youth

Sip of Hope creates a Safe Space to tackle Mental Health Issues

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah   A new coffee shop in the Logan Square neighborhood is stirring up conversations about mental health. Sip of Hope, which opened earlier this year in May, plans to break down the stigma behind depression by engaging in educational conversations with customers struggling with suicide while donating all of its proceeds … Continue reading Sip of Hope creates a Safe Space to tackle Mental Health Issues

‘We Need To Remember’

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pic Greg Hess, a firefighter and paramedic with the Indianapolis Fire Department and a Crawfordsville native, designed a monument next to Fire Station 13 in Indianapolis that honors the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2011.
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Jul 23, 2012

Crawfordsville native designed memorial for victims of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

(CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN) The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. were unforgettable tragedies that affected the entire nation, but Hoosiers can now reflect on the event in a more tangible manner.

Greg Hess, a firefighter and paramedic with the Indianapolis Fire Department and 1975 Crawfordsville High School graduate, designed a monument that now stands at 421 W. Ohio St. in Indianapolis next to Fire Station 13 along the Indiana Central Canal. Hess said the memorial is a reminder of the lives lost on that day.

“We need to remember,” he…

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Chicago Police Court-Ordered to Report Gun-pointing Incidents

    By: Nana Aduba-Amoah   The Chicago police department will begin to be held accountable every time an officer chooses to point a gun at someone during an arrest or stop. This new procedure is a court-ordered decree from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration and Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and will take effect in July … Continue reading Chicago Police Court-Ordered to Report Gun-pointing Incidents