Black Star Project

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

Father Of JRW Player Serves As Grand Marshal For Million Father March Parade

A back-to-school tradition on Chicago’s South Side, the Million Father March Parade, took place Saturday morning and it was led by the father of a Jackie Robinson West little league player.


A tutor helps two youngsters during the Black Star Project's Holiday University. (Lisa Fielding)

Some Chicago Students Attending ‘Holiday University’ During School Break

While 12-year old Mikai Daniels’ friends are home playing with their new Christmas toys, he’s working on his math. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.


Phillip Jackson tells Walter Jacobson that young people can be diverted from gangs. (CBS)

Community Activist To Walter: Gang Membership Not Inevitable

Phillip Jackson, head of the Black Star Project, an organization that directs young men away from gangs, says a recent CBS 2 report doesn’t represent what’s really going on in the streets.


City Should Forget NATO, Focus On Getting Black Men Jobs, Advocates Say

A Bronzeville-based group says City Hall should set its sights on putting more black men to work–instead of hosting an international meeting like NATO.


Reighne Dyson, 8, (left) and her father, Mejai Kai Dyson (right) get ready to ride their bikes home after shopping for school supplies on Sept. 5, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Group Urging Dads To Get More Involved In Kids’ Education

As most Chicago Public School students were preparing for the first day of school on Tuesday, Community activists were urging fathers to get more involved in their kids’ education.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2011