ABC 7 News Chicago Public Schools is reopening high school applications for more than 800 students after a data entry error, the district said Sunday. An error with GoCPS allowed some students to apply to schools that they aren't eligible for and blocked others from seeing all of their options. The error...
By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Conventional wisdom suggests that the answer to what ails intercollegiate athletics is to pay student athletes. While there is merit to this argument, it is by no means a remedy to the problems which leave embarrassing stains across college sports. If major programs...
By Liz Nagy, abc7chicago.com They're enthusiastic, loud and making Chicago proud. A cheerleading squad from Gwendolyn Brooks College is the first Chicago Public School team ever to qualify for the state finals. The 20 girls from Roseland know how to fill a room. "It was just fate we all came together," said co-captain...
The Village of Robbins Annual Walk/Run Against Violence is Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 (Assembly @8am) at Robbins Elk Lodge-13600 S. Sawyer, Robbins, IL 60472. 3K RUN/1.5K WALK Help us, “Talk the Talk by Walking the Walk”. $10.00 Participation Donation. Join Mayor Tyrone Ward, who says, “We all must show our continued...
By Brooklyn Baldwin, The Root On Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state grant of $3.75 million to be awarded to help the formation of The Universal Hip Hop Museum, which is planned to be complete in 2023. According to CNN, the venue – co-founded by music executive Rocky...
By Ceylan Yeginsu, nytimes.com After nearly a week of being shuttled among community centers, hotels and vacant properties, weary survivors of London’s worst fire in decades learned on Wednesday that some of them would be housed in a luxury complex where some apartments go for more than 8.5 million pounds,...
The men's grooming brand is providing crucial health resources to Black men and women in need. By Shalwah Evans, ESSENCE Bevel, the grooming brand specializing in products tailored for the textured hair and melanin-rich skin of Black men, will be providing free mental health services to several people in the Black...
Crusader Staff Report Fired Chicago Police Officer Robert Rialmo has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city. Last month, the Chicago Police Board voted 7-0 to fire Officer Robert Rialmo for killing Bettie Jones, an innocent Black woman who was gunned down along with Quintonio LeGrier in a high-profile shooting...
Ratings figures show she was the most popular judge on the series. By Moriba Cummings, BET Gabrielle Union's reported exit as a judge on America's Got Talent has led to further claims of the show's "toxic culture," which was allegedly the reason for her departure. Now, new information has been released...
By CBS Chicago Representatives of school districts around Illinois say students may eventually miss classes if the battle over a new school funding formula isn’t resolved. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports. Chicago Public Schools will open on time — even without state education money — and Mayor Emanuel says they will...