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 :: Mary Datcher

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Mary Datcher is the principal and founder of On the Street Promotions & Marketing and has 25 years of experience in the music & entertainment industry. After holding positions at WGCI FM (Chicago), BMG Distribution, UNI Distribution (Universal Music), Def Jam Music, and Georges Music Room. In 1992 she formed On the Street Promotions and Marketing. OTSP specializes in executing field and event marketing programs with its primary focus on the music industry. Within 17 years of the company duration, Ms. Datcher has worked with over 200+ companies, consulting and developing strong street marketing campaigns, producing national and local events, branding lifestyle concepts and music artist development.

In 2000, On the Street Promotions & Marketing created and executed the Chicago DJ Summit conference that targeted over 500 DJs throughout the Midwest. In 2004 she launched the successful Core DJ Retreat thus launching the successful Global Mixx Music Retreat since 2005. Ms. Datcher and her staff has produced several music driven events in the past that have including celebrated industry leaders such as Kanye West, Jaheim, Eve, Chingy, Faith Evans, DJ Tony Touch, KRS-One, Grammy-Award winning artists, Luther Vandross, Common, Naughty By Nature, NBA star Antoine Walker and the list goes on. With the success of working with incredible talent, Ms. Datcher formed a management agency, Renegade Music Management which developed and assisted the careers of up & coming talent from which included popular on-air personality, DJ Pharris of Power 92 Radio, Frayne and Bobby Lewis (sons of Jazz legend, Ramsey Lewis), Bear Who? , Reggie Ruckus and R&B entertainer, Terisa Griffin. In 2009, Collabo Music Industry Mixer was created to bring music business professionals together on a local level in various markets to grow their network.

Mary Datcher continues to raise the bar of urban marketing concepts to the next level through her unique & diverse knowledge on various campaigns which includes current clients, J.Davis Trio, Richard Kincaid and My Naked Soul Productions among others. Past clients have included, Author Wink, Bear Who?, American Family Insurance, AK of Do or Die, Tanqeray, Baileys, Nike, Better Love Yourself (NFP)KBA Marketing/Draft Worldwide, Salem (RJ Reynolds), Seagram Americas, K Cider, Target, Cingular Wireless, UBO, Effen Vodka, Frontline Marketing, ICEE Inspirational and DreamWorks. On the Street Promotions & Marketing, Inc. is currently headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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