As two East St. Louis residents began to rebuild the House of Miles, they faced some questions over their motivations for renovating what was a dilapidated property with little sign of Davis — who lived there from 1939 to 1944. However, with a $250,000 capital improvement grant from the state of Illinois, they hope to welcome the public to an artistic hub once the threat of the coronavirus subsides.
Despite a flood, financial difficulties, and the pandemic, the Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts and Humanities continues to preserve a legendary dancer's legacy and educational mission in an underserved community.
Courtnesha Rogers faces a slew of challenges as she and her three young children live through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Courtnesha Rogers is raising three preschoolers in the shadow of the pandemic.