Heart and Soul January 30, 2016

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Friday, January 29, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7 Chicago celebrates Black History Month with special news reports, programming and vignettes throughout February. A special presentation of HEART and SOUL, an ABC 7 series that taps into the essence of Chicago's African American community, aired Saturday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.

This edition of HEART and SOUL, hosted by ABC 7's Hosea Sanders and Cheryl Burton with contributions from Evelyn Holmes, Leah Hope, Jim Rose and Val Warner, will have an encore presentation on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 4:30 p.m. HEART and SOUL, a Chicago Emmy Award winning program, is produced by Rubye Wilson and Holly Grisham. ABC 7 News and Windy City LIVE will also feature special Black History Month stories.

Wade's World Foundation

Wade's World Foundation has being changing lives since 2003. Three-time NBA Champion and 11-time All-Star, Dwyane Wade uses his time, celebrity and resources to help educate, enlighten and advance underserved kids, in Chicago. From the heart and mind of one of the NBA's most decorated players, Wade is also one of Chicago's very own.



KMR Law Group

Three dynamic millennials came together to form KMR Law group, a premiere African-American, female-owned law firm in the heart of Chicago. Keli Knight, Yondi Morris-Andrews and Jessica Reddick, understand the importance of using their talent and time to give back to a community, by empowering youngsters with the knowledge of entrepreneurship.


Phone: 312-574-0181

Boka Rom

For the past several months, young adults across the Chicagoland area have been getting help finding employment thanks to a new job program created by the Boka Restaurant Group, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP and Tom LeClair of Easter Seals. This program exclusively for wards of the state has been receiving rave reviews because it partners job seekers with employers looking to hire staff in the hospitality industry. Since its inception, over two dozen young people have worked in various areas at some of the city's finest restaurants.

Boka Restaurant Group



Boka Restaurant Group


Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP


Dr. Richardson

Dr. Fred Richardson is that rare breed of physicians who not only takes his time to talk with his patients, but also makes house calls! We joined Dr Richardson, an Englewood native, on exams in his office and on a house call to a 96-year-old woman on the West Side. And if seeing patients six days a week and being on call 24/7 isn't enough, Dr. Richardson makes it his business to mentor African American medical students, helping guide them through the difficult parts of becoming a doctor.

Dr. Fred Richardson Family Practice, 310 Madison St #3, Oak Park, IL 60302



Jermikko Shoshanna

Jermikko Shoshanna has dressed regular people and celebrities, such as Dionne Warwick, Della Reese and Angela Bassett, for more than 35-years. Jermikko's a Chicago native, who despite all obstacles became a renowned fashion designer. She was the first African American woman to win designer of the year, designed clothes for the Marboro Man ads and the military. Her clothes are available at Macy's, small boutiques around the world and online.

We'll tell her wonderful story and go shopping in her studio.




The Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry presents the Black Creativity Program and a Juried Art Exhibit, the longest-running exhibition of African-American Art, which features artwork by both amateur and professional African-American artists. The Innovation Studio is a space designed to inspire young inventors of STEM with hands-on experience to develop and explore new ideas.


Phone: 773 684-1414