Protesters Greet Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Rowdy Public Budget Meeting on August 31, 2015
A raucous crowd of protesters greeted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on August 31, 2015 at Malcolm X College at the first of three public meetings on the city's budget, his first public meeting since 2011. Residents were given the chance to pitch Emanuel on ways the city can raise $754 million to balance the budget (read more).
Video: Business Engineering Science and Technology Academy, Atlanta Public Schools and 100 Black Men Inc. Salute Valedictorian Sharod McClendon
Sharod McClendon's valedictorial speech for the Business Engineering Science and Technology Academy in Atlanta is inspirational (view more).
Save The Date: 48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance and Celebration on Saturday, January 16, 2016
Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. We have information about 44 college scholarships and contests with September 2015 deadlines.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.
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7901 S. Sangamon Street, Chicago, IL 60620
416 W. Ontario Street, Chicago IL 60654
Phone: 708-800-8155   Fax: 253-484-0220
ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for September 2015
He also asks readers of this article what you can do to make change in your communities (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, provides readers in this month's Chairman's Corner with an overview the history of our organization. 
Money for College: Scholarships With September Deadlines
The ICDHR held a celebration at Room 43 in Chicago on July 23, 2015 to recognize Michero B. Washington (far right) on her March 1, 2015 election as President and CEO. The event started promotions for the 48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (view photos).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) "Salute to New President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michero B. Washington
On Saturday, January 16, 2016 the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR), along with corporate leaders from across the country will celebrate the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin
Chicago's Holy Cross Hospital to Become City's Newest Trauma Center on the South Side After Year's of Protest
After years of protests by community activists demanding access to urgent medical care, University of Chicago Medicine and Sinai Health System announced on Thursday, September 10, 2015 a $40 million dollar joint project to open an adult trauma center for the South Side. The emergency room at Holy Cross Hospital would be converted into a Level 1 trauma center (read more).
Cook County Morgue Calls Latinos White, Making Data on Gun Violence Flawed
When finding data on the number and race of every person killed by guns in the city, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin found a problem (read more).
Luther King, Jr. at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place located at 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drive in Chicago Illinois at 7:00 p.m. ICDHR will honor leading men and women from across the country who are making a difference in diversity across the country, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "March on Selma Alabama" and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the 2015-2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship recipients.
Save The Date: 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance and Celebration Breakfast on Thursday, January 21, 2016
On Thursday, January 21, 2016 the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) will sponsor a breakfast celebration to honor the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Motorola Solutions
Inc., located at 1303 East Algonquin Road in Schaumburg Illinois. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the breakfast and program. Motorola Solutions Inc. is a proud sponsor of this event.