Author Archives: Ashley Kang

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This month’s cover story spotlights local literacy pioneer who is set to celebrate a milestone birthday. Ruth Colvin will be honored with a 100th birthday party celebration Nov. 18 – thrown by the local agency she launched 55 years ago. Her early efforts to increase adult literacy grew to an international movement, but started simply through community networks right here ... Read More »

Caring Cleanup

South Side nonprofit changes perception by beautifying neighborhood Inspiring residents and beautifying the South Side neighborhood is the sole purpose of a South Side cleanup team that’s been active for a few months. “We found many people weren’t involved in any neighborhood organizations, so that’s how we started our South Side team,” said John DeSantis, founder and executive director of ... Read More »

Common Interests

Citizens wish Council meetings happened when they could attend At the Southwest Community Center, a man in a blue janitor shirt sweeps the floors and takes down tables. In his down time, James Cotton talks to kids who run through the halls. He gives them advice, teaches them manners and aims to makes them feel their voices are heard. But ... Read More »

PEACE Center Reaches Out to Residents

A new era has dawned for people who rely on PEACE Inc.’s family resource center on the South Side. Charles Rivers was named site coordinator at the Emma L. Johnston Southside Family Resource Center in June. And the organization held a reopening ceremony in August. The purpose of the event was to show off renovations at the center, located at ... Read More »

A Friendly Five

At 80, legendary guitarist Bobby Green is still A Cut Above the rest Read More »

Families Enjoy Ninth Annual Halloween Spooktacular

Beauchamp Branch Library offered a secure, yet fun environment during the ninth annual Halloween Spooktacular held Thursday evening. Ruberta Rodriguez brings her son, Darryl Hill, Jr. to Beauchamp every weekend to use the computers, read books and enjoying the events at the library. This was their first time at the Spooktacular. She spent time mingling with other parents and helping ... Read More »

Common Council to Vote on an Anti-Discrimination Bill This Month

At the Skyline Apartments on James Street last Spring, Laura Kelly gathered bright, multicolored bins and packed up all of her belongings. They are stacked neatly, one atop the other, like building blocks in a game of Tetris, just barely brushing the ceiling. What didn’t fit in the boxes, Laura stuffed into black garbage bags that are shoved underneath her ... Read More »

Own Your Own Company Like LSK

LSK is a full service company dedicated to matching the needs of their clients. Founded in 2012 by co-owners LaKisa Renee and La Shaun Jones, LSK provides its clients with upscale, trained, professional models and talent. As a company, they provide promotion and consulting in the careers of modeling, runway, commercial, fashion print, videos, acting, singing, dancing and more. They ... Read More »

Nottingham Football Players Receive Support for Fighting Injustice

As the sun began to set on the football field behind Nottingham High School, the Friday night lights illuminated the field. The football team lined up along the sideline, facing the American flag next to the scoreboard reading 0-0. As the national anthem began to play, the first four players in line – 6, 51, 40 and 20 – suddenly ... Read More »