By Marina Pitofsky, The Hill 2020 presidential hopeful and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) called out a man at an Independence Day campaign stop in Iowa who suggested the Black residents of his hometown “stop committing crimes and doing drugs.” “Sir, I think that racism is not going to...
By Charlene Crowell Every budget defines priorities and values. To put it another way, what’s really important in life gets supported financially. For many families, having a home, food, and utilities usually rank pretty high. Then there are other budgetary concerns like saving for college or having a ‘rainy day’...
By Chris Perez, nypost.com Bring back the bus! A pair of foster kids who used to live with a North Carolina couple who were featured on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” claims their parents put on a show for the producers — and then kicked out all five of their adopted children...
By Carolyn Sung and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN Baltimore prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all charges against the three remaining officers facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray's death. Gray, 25, died after sustaining a neck injury while in police custody in April 2015. Three of the six officers charged in the...
By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor On July 16, the U.S. House voted 240-187 to condemn the racist language of Donald Trump in a series of twitter communications over the weekend. All 235 Democrats voted yes. On July 13, President Trump began a targeted series of racist vitriol on...
By Monica Davey and Giovanni Russonello, nytimes.com The people of Chicago are deeply riven by race, class and neighborhood, distrustful of the police, fearful of the growing rate of violent crime and united chiefly in their disapproval of the mayor’s performance and their conviction that the city is headed down...
By Advocate health enews While the human body loses lean tissue, cell muscles and bone minerals as it ages, stiff joints may be caused by a combination of more serious health issues like bursitis, tissue disease and bone fractures. “The most common cause of stiff joints is degenerate arthritis or osteoarthritis,”...
By Amir Vera and Kevin Dotson, CNN Lou Brock, one of the best hitters and base stealers in baseball history, died Sunday at the age of 81. A Brock family representative confirmed his death to the St. Louis Cardinals. Known as a "stolen base specialist" according to the National Baseball Hall...
The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance, one of the largest community organizations in Chicago, will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt, at Chicago’s Women’s Park and Gardens featuring a variety of family activities, on Saturday, March 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.  This popular holiday event is expected to draw 2000 people...
“These lies and fabrications cannot be tolerated and allowed to be spewed from the forked tongues of saboteurs of Aaliyah’s legacy," she said in a statement. By Keyaira Boone, Huffington Post Aaliyah’s mother, Diane Haughton, is passionately refuting statements made by former R. Kelly backup singer Jovante Cunningham in the Surviving...