Illinois

Shorefront Update #011

2018 has been a significant year for Shorefront. Outreach, programming, recognition and special projects has kept Shorefront’s boards busy. Our activities throughout the year has expanded our impact on both a local and national platform. Shorefront founder, Dino Robinson, has been a strong advocate on the importance of independent community ... Read More

Hands of Time: Hands on Pageantry

—by Dino Robinson . . .Look to this day! For today your child has became a Woman! A Beautiful  B L A C K  Woman! . . . —Excerpt from “Miss Black Evanston” 1971-72, composed by Maryland L. Williams and Morris McCorvey Four men with aspirations to join the ranks ... Read More

Juneteenth: Celebrating and Honoring a Heritage

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is a day of celebration or… jubilation. A day filled with: Entertainment, recreation, reflection on education and self-improvement, guest speakers and prayer services. A time where we recognize and honor our elders. . .and ... Read More
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Products and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

—By Dino Robinson While William Twiggs was a locally, and historically well documented businessman and an active member of several organizations, little has been mentioned about his wife, Martha Twiggs. Family decedents mention that she had a home-based business, selling wigs for women made from natural hair first at Oak ... Read More