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...