Welcome to the State of Black Chicago Congress

THE MISSION of the State of Black Chicago Congress (SBCC) is to mobilize the community of African descent, in order to develop a plan of action that ameliorates conditions such as the crime and violence, inequitable distribution of educational resources and opportunities, joblessness, slow business development and opportunities, disappearing black media, inadequate youth engagement and leadership development, poor health, and the public’s concern over the involvement of the Black Church.

Ed Gardner Lupe Fiasco
Brenetta Howell Barrett, Rev. Willie Barrow, Dr. Timuel Black, Justice William Cousins, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and Dr. Christopher Reed


Steering Committee :: Dr. Lance Williams

Dr Lance Williams photo

Dr. Lance Williams, professor and Assistant Director of the Jacob C. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) has utilized both street knowledge and book sense to pave the way for African American men and women all over Chicago – but especially in the Kenwood and Englewood communities.

Dr. Williams, known for his keen intellect and fierce determination to uplift at-risk youth, has done a great amount of work to introduce young Black youth to their inner strengths. Williams states that he “flunked out” of medical school before taking a position in the University of Chicago Office Of Special Services. That office was charged with community outreach to the Kenwood/Hyde Park area public schools. It was here that he found his niche in working with youth.

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