December 21, 2016

There’s no denying it— 2016 has been a trying year for the black community. Despite the efforts of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, over 173 African-Americans died at the hands of law enforcement. Violence in Chicago peaked— the city saw a over 700 homicides, the highes...

November 9, 2016

The holiday season is one of those special occasions when families gather together for a special meal. Unfortunately, some families will be unable to host a Christmas or holiday meal because they have fallen on hard economic times. They simply do not have the resources...

September 29, 2016

We have been a leading voice calling for reform of Chicago’s South side and held the first of two more presidential debates at new Gathering Point Community Council Location. Gathering Point hosted this debate to give the community access to a central place to watch th...

August 31, 2016

Nearly one year after the public release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video, five officers, including the perpetrating officer Jason Van Dyke, are officially being prepped to be released from the Chicago Police Department. Justice has been served...well not entirely...

August 16, 2016

Good afternoon, I feel today would be a great time to update everyone on what’s been going on with Gathering Point lately. First and foremost, many things have happened since my last post; most recently the situation in Milwaukee. I would just like to send a brief pray...

July 26, 2016

Gathering Point Community Council is getting elderly retired citizens out of the house and onto park grounds at Brown Memorial Park, located on the city’s South Side at 634 E. 86th Street. This free event is the 3rd installment of Gathering Point’s initiative of gettin...

July 21, 2016

The police community and three more families mourned this past weekend after another senseless police shooting took place in Baton Rouge. Officers Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola were stripped of their lives as the back-and-forth violence in our nati...

July 12, 2016

I'm saddened and frustrated that members of the Dallas, Texas and Valdosta, Georgia communities have taken out their anger regarding the recent shootings of two unarmed Black men by police by retaliating with violence.

It's hard to sit and talk about this because it's h...

June 23, 2016

A crumbling south side creates an exodus of black middle class citizens to relocate out of Chicago. It is no secret that violence has chased off many hard working black citizens who are executives, artists, construction workers, salesmen, and businessmen.  This assessm...

June 17, 2016

On Sunday, June 12th at the University of Chicago the N’Digo Foundation hosted its 20th Anniversary Gala. Among the many people who came out to help celebrate (Kurt Elling, Art Norman, Zemrah, and many others) were Richard Wooten and his wife. This was not only a fun c...

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