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The Black Star Project is currently under construction. We will be launching a new website in the coming weeks.

We apologize for the inconvenience! Please do not hestitate to reach out with any questions you may have at 773-285-9600.

-TBSP team

Judas and the Black Messiah: Intergenerational Community Conversation

Screening: Saturday, March 6 at 7pm CST

Register here: Screening Registration 

Intergenerational Community Conversation: Thursday, March 11 at 7pm CST

Register here: Intergenerational Community Conversation

Both the events are free, however registration is REQUIRED. Space is limited for the screening - first come, first served.

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Building Chicago's Next CEO 2020 Program - Apply today!


BCNC is designed to expose youth to details of starting and running their own business. Building Chicago's Next CEO program will recruit up to 10 youth from targeted neighborhoods on the south and west sides of Chicago, including Bronzeville, Englewood, Lawndale, and South Shore.

During the 8-week session, participants will develop entrepreneurial ideas and create business plans, attend workshops with professional speakers on financial literacy, investments, resume writing, social media and more.

Are you ready to be Chicago’s Next CEO?

The 2020 Summer program begins June 22nd. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm. Text BCNC to 847-349-4356 to apply or Click here to apply!


National Eat At A Black Coffee Shop Day

On April 12th, 2018, two black men were arrested inside Starbucks in Center City Philadelphia. They were waiting for a friend, without ordering anything. The store manager called policed saying the two men refused to leave after not ordering anything.

Their arrest for 'trespassing' was recorded and went viral, sparking outrage and protests. Starbucks closed all their US location for racial-bias training on May 29th.

Support our local black owned coffee shops! Check out 500 Black Coffee Houses and Cafes for one near you.

Also check out The Black Star Journal blog post Starbucks: From Boycott to Victory.