Extremely Local News: Chicago has one of the country’s longest-running Black-owned gay bars

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Jen Sabella (Block Club Chicago)

Jen Sabella, the Director of Strategy and co-founder of Block Club Chicago, joined Bob Sirott to share the latest Chicago neighborhood stories. She provided details on:

Youth-Led Campout Near Scene Of Teen’s Murder Aims To Bring Peace, Resources To Stop Gun Violence In Back Of The Yards
The summer peace events are meant to be a “catalyst for young people to put organizers’ tools to action, create safe spaces and more importantly create a platform for relationship building in the community.”

Chicago Has One Of The Country’s Longest-Running Black-Owned Gay Bars — And It’s On The South Side 
South Shore’s Jeffery Pub has primarily served Chicago’s Black and brown LGBTQ+ community for nearly 60 years. “I try to let them know this is a safe haven for them.” 

Bronzeville’s Little Sandwich House Offers Good Food, A TikTok-Famous Barista And Sense Of Community
Bronzeville’s newest cafe offers sandwiches “the way your mom used to make them,” and smoothies to keep you energized.

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