Category: Lives

Village People: Byran Stewart, Maywood’s First Black Treasurer, Recognized

Friday, January 18, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Byran Stewart, who was presented the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. |Submitted photo

Byran Stewart, Maywood’s first African American treasurer and a pioneering financial administrator who has served a range of roles across state government, was recently presented the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Village People: Congressman Danny Davis Reflects On Fred Hampton’s Death

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Last week was the 49th anniversary of the Dec. 4, 1969 assassination of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton during an early morning police raid inside of his West Side apartment. I spoke with Congressman Danny K. Davis inside of his West Side office, 2815 W. 5th Ave., about his recollection of that day during an interview on Dec. 7.

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Village People: Roberto Sepúlveda, Community Inclusionist

Thursday, October 25, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 3 p.m. 

Featured image: Roberto Sepúlveda, community inclusionist. | Roberto Sepúlveda

Roberto Sepúlveda, a Melrose Park native, works in corporate diversity and inclusion. On Oct. 11, he spoke to the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club about what his job — and his life’s mission as what he calls a community inclusionist — entails. 

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