A group of community activists said if the city improves public schools that would help reduce crime.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with 50 Bronzeville leaders Monday.
St. Sabina is hosting a block party in Auburn Gresham instead of its weekly peace march.
Thousands of kids in the program will take part in rallies Wednesday across the city.
St. Sabina Church will hold the march after Chicago Public Schools students finish Friday.
Before she was a renowned poet, Angelou sang at the Gate of Horn on Dearborn Street.
Glenda Franklin, 50, a member of St. Sabina Church, has received his support.
Wearing ninja-like suits, the priest's attackers allegedly hit him with a cane and holy water sprinkler.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on all media, artists, entertainers and athletes to join the effort.
Mayor Emanuel and parents of children killed in gun violence joined Pfleger at an anti-violence rally.
Residents said the Nation of Islam-run eatery has been closed for two months.
The Rev. Pfleger said candidates shouldn't speak at black churches if they don't invest in the community.
King College Prep students and teachers read poems and sang songs to remember their slain classmate.
For the fourth straight year BJ's Market & Bakery will give away 2,300 free dinners to the community.
A Monday rally at St. Sabina Church was attended by 100 youths looking for job opportunities.
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