• Positive Cultural Representations

    Our programs promote positive images of African-American culture, in general, and of African-American males, specifically.

    Media Watch

    The Chicago Urban League will monitor media coverage to ensure fair and accurate depictions of African-American men and women, culture, images and activities. The League will issue a press release each time a network unfairly characterizes African-Americans in the media.

    For information, contact Tracey Scruggs Yearwood, Vice President, Multimedia, at 773-451-3528 or at tyearwood@thechicagourbanleague.org.

    I AM Campaign

    The Chicago Urban League will conduct an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about the African-American male crisis and to reaffirm the role, identity and purpose of African-American men in society and within their families. The campaign will enlist celebrities, corporate executives, political and faith-based leaders.

    For information, contact Tracey Scruggs Yearwood, Vice President, Multimedia, at 773-451-3528, or at tyearwood@thechicagourbanleague.org.

    Partners in Faith

    The Chicago Urban League and Chicago’s faith-based leaders have teamed up to cultivate support for and belief in one of the African-American community’s most valuable resources: Black males.

    Partners in Faith, an extension of the League’s I AM Initiative for African American Males, is a series of church-based programs and events focused on family and parental engagement, mentoring and economic empowerment that includes:

    • Free sign-up Sundays for membership in the Chicago Urban League at participating churches; and
    • African-American male-focused services that also inform congregants of the League’s male-focused programs.

    For information, contact E.dali Pollard, Special Projects Manager, at 773-451-3545 or at edalip@thechicagourbanleague.org.