• What is projectNEXT Media?

    projectNEXT Media is the Chicago Urban League's multimedia platform consisting of broadcast, print, and online media. The goal of this integrated platform is to promote the Chicago Urban League's programs, messages, and positive images of African Americans. projectNEXT Media gives African Americans in Chicago a voice and addresses the problem of economic disparity in the African American community

    Broadcast Media : nextTV is a hip and sophisticated half-hour weekly program that will showcase the transformation of African Americans as they grow their businesses, makeover their careers, enter the job market, and discover the tools to achieve financial security. Click here to learn more about nextTV.

    Print media: Cheryle R. Jackson is a featured weekly columnist in the Chicago Defender. Read her views, including updates on the League's projectnext economic empowerment programs, every Wednesday in the Defender or visit http://www.chicagodefender.com/.

    The Chicago Urban League publishes a quarterly newsletter with news and insightful commentary on issues impacting African Americans locally and nationally.

    Online Media: View episodes, blog, and find out more about nextTV at http://www.changeyoucansee.com/.

    Why projectNEXT Media?

    Because Chicago's Black community needs not one, not two but several open forums where African Americans can hold lively, thought-provoking discussions and seek solutions to the economic and social challenges we face at greater rates than other Americans.

    Our audience

    • Upwardly mobile, socially conscious young adults looking for advice on how to better themselves and their communities;
    • Mature, socially aware, civic-minded individuals; and
    • Business leaders who want to better understand the African-American market and the Black talent pool, and how best to tap into it


    For information about nextTV, to submit commentary, or to request to appear as a resource on either program, contact Tracey Scruggs Yearwood, Vice President, Multimedia, at 773-451-3528 or at tyearwood@thechicagourbanleague.org.