By Leah Hope, abc7chicago.com In Haiti, more than 500 people are dead following Hurricane Matthew's devastation. The relief effort is falling short of meeting the needs of those affected by the storm. Here in Chicago, seeing the devastation from a distance is difficult. "Very, very hard. And sometimes we wonder what can...
By thegrio.com Airfordable, a Chicago-based, black-owned startup, is making it easier to afford flights so that you can go on a trip without having to pay a huge lump sum. The startup allows you to pay for your trip in more affordable installments by submitted a picture of your itinerary and...
By Jared Brown, blackenterprise.com Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a plan to award $20 million in grants to body camera programs at 106 law enforcement agencies across the country last week. “As we strive to support local leaders and law enforcement officials in their work to protect their communities, we are...
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN Taking hormonal birth control might be associated with an increased risk for depression compared with those who don't use contraception, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry last week. The finding is something that users have long suspected, as about 30% of women...
By Eric Bradner, CNN A federal court has extended Florida's voter registration deadline from Tuesday to 5 p.m. ET Wednesday due to Hurricane Matthew's interruption of last-minute sign-ups. The US District Court ruling comes after the Florida Democratic Party sued, seeking an additional week due to the "strong likelihood" many of...
By Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY The Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration on Monday brokered a last-minute, tentative deal on a new teachers contract and averted the possibility of a strike. The deal went down to the wire as the teachers union, which represents some 28,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and...
By Jason Hughes “What would you do if you couldn’t do what you love?” Chris Bosh pondered this question on his blog Friday, days after reports that the Miami Heat star’s ongoing battle with blood clots will derail his NBA comeback this season. “Got the news. was in disbelief for a...
By Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Florida Democrats filed a lawsuit Sunday against Gov. Rick Scott asking that the voter registration deadline be extended by a week because of disruptions caused by Hurricane Matthew. Democrats went to U.S. District Court in Tallahassee and cited Scott’s demand on Thursday that coastal residents...
By Aria Ellise, blackdoctor.org October 3rd marks President Obama’s and First Lady Michelle Obama’s 24th wedding anniversary. So what does it take to be married for 24 years? Well, the First Lady explains it all.. “What I’ve come to find is, you don’t sweat the small stuff,” FLOTUS told Ellen DeGeneres....
By Amanda Jo Greep, ahchealthenews.com Five years ago, Dr. Monique Jones was walking in the woods with her husband when she tripped and stumbled slightly. She lost her balance for just a moment, and thinking nothing of it, continued on her way. “Later that evening, my back felt a little off, but I...