Democratic candidate for attorney general Kwame Raoul joined Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) and Brendan Kelly, candidate in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, for a get-out-the-vote rally in East St. Louis, IL on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Lewis, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement who continues to advocate for equality and voting rights, spoke...
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis, nytimes.com President Obama and his family plan to move to a mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, a mere two miles from the White House, when he leaves office in January, according to people familiar with his plans. Mr. Obama, who has said his family...
By Audrina Bigos, CBS Chicago The next J.K. Rowling may be right here from the Chicago area! 24-year-old Tomi Adeyemi just signed a seven-figure book deal, an unprecedented move for a debut author. Adeyemi promoted her new book, Children of Blood and Bone, recently in downtown Naperville. The book is based in a...
By CNN Linda Brown, who as a little girl was at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation in American schools, has died, a funeral home spokesman said. Brown, 75, died Sunday afternoon in Topeka, Kansas, the spokesman said. Brown was 9 years old in 1951...
By Reverend Richard James, health enews, a news service from Advocate Health Care Where science and spirituality intersect, you’ll find me, Reverend Richard James, senior staff chaplain at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. I have served in my role for the past 26 years, providing spiritual care for...
By Nigel Roberts, newsone.com The Windy City isn’t providing the opportunities longtime Black residents need to succeed, so they’re leaving in droves, according to experts. New census data revealed that Cook County’s Black population has declined for a seventh consecutive year, the Chicago Sun Times reported. And the trend is accelerating....
USA Today A group of physicians who were friends of Dr. Tamara O’Neal, one of two Purdue University graduates killed at a Chicago hospital on Monday, are looking to raise $100,000 in her honor to help underrepresented minority medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. “Nothing prepares one...
By Keith A. Owens, Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor Retiring DPS Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has been caught in the crosshairs of withering criticism for more than six months now, targeted by the media as well as a number of community activists and some politicians as well, for the damning role they...
By Lauren Ready, Humankind, USA Today Officer Tommy Norman says he was destined to drive down that specific road in North Little Rock on June 13th. Because what he encountered was something only he could turn into a story of hope and kindness. On the side of the road, laying on...
By Lucia Walinchus and Richard Pérez-Peña, nytimes.com Jurors on Wednesday found a white police officer not guilty in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man last year, one in a string of law enforcement killings of black men that have prompted a national debate about race relations and the...