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CHATHAM — "My Block, My Hood, My City" founder Jahmal Cole wants to raise money to take his group’s teens to Senegal.
The idea for the trip came after he led a tour of 27 African entrepreneurs from more than 20 countries through Chatham on Tuesday. They ate chicken and waffles at Josephine's Cooking, 436 E. 79th St., formerly the iconic Captain Hard Times.
They also listened to Cole talk about his group, which typically takes teens from the South and West sides to places they haven't visited Downtown and the North Side.
Cole said that setting up a trip for Chicago teens to visit Africa would give them hope and possibly inspire them to learn more about their heritage.