I am so sadden to hear the passing of my friend and motivator Mr. Mark Allen. From the day we met, in 2015, I was inspired by his passion for OUR PEOPLE and his wealth gaining process for Black people. I was inspired by him and attended some of his NATIONAL BLACK WALL STREET meetings and even spoke at one in particular, which featured Black entrepreneurs and entertainers. His heart and spirit was/is kind and generous. The HUMAN RACE has lost a great man and a powerful force, that will forever be missed.

Little did I know at the time, that he had a sister whom I was already cool with from the House music community Michele Allen-Marsh. Such a sweetheart from DAY 1! Michele you and your family have my deepest condolences and know that your brother has made an impact on the world with his life. He impacted my life tremendously.

May GOD comfort you, your family and friends, knowing that MARK’S WORK IS DONE!

ABOUT MARK: (1962 – 2020)
Now celebrating 40 “straight” years in public service on local, state, and national levels. One of the first community organizers to work with Barack Obama in Chicago over 20 years ago and throughout his local career. A veteran activist/journalist, in Who’s Who In Black Chicago and Rev. Al Sharpton called “one of Chicago’s legendary political activists.” former Associate editor of The South Street Journal Newspaper, Chairman Black Wall Street-Chicago, Board member, Chicago Gospel Music Heritage Museum, National Spokesman for National President of National Black Wall Street-USA, Chair of The Voter Restoration Project, and more! New offices located at 4655 South King Drive, Suite 203, Chicago, Illinois 60653 , Suite 203, Chicago, Illinois 60653 773-392-0165


Until we meet again….Rest in POWER my brutha!




10 thoughts on “CULTURE: The passing of Chicago Activist/Public Servant MARK S. ALLEN (1962 – 2020)

  1. Candace Watkins says:

    Mark Allen, what can I say about someone I’ve known since grammar school. He ALWAYS greeted me with a smile and a kiss on the cheek. Mark was one of the ones you meet and never forget. My Prayers are with J. Minor, Michelle and Derrick(Cousin) Allen we all came up together.

    What a great time we had, Mark Allen, just a week ago today for our, CVS LABOR Day Virtual Picnic…You are truly the finest

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  4. Gordon Andrews says:

    You know mark was a great guy grammar school highschool classmates always supported me to lose him in this confused community is a great dent in Chicago he really cared miss you sir

  5. Mark, may your spirit rest in eternal peace. You have encouraged me and motivated me, and you didn’t even know it! GOD has spoken and said YOUR WORK IS DONE! Rest in Power bro. LOVE YA!

  6. Knew Mark publicly, not privately from WIU as The Soul of Macomb. He was a classmate of my good friend at CVS and he was excited to tell me Thee Mark Allen would also be attending WIU too. I’ve loosely followed his urban journey here in Chicago through social media. His death is shocking for sure but I am glad to see the outpouring of love and light on a good dude. RIP Big Mark, you are home.

  7. dorado J Evans says:

    I also grew up with Mark. We went to grammer school from K-8th… I have always been proud of his determination to make a difference. All the way from when he ran for Mayor of Chicago as a High Schooler. My condolences to my other friend Derrick his cousin who I also know from those days growing up. And your whole family. Dorado Evans aka. Dinkey

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