By Fredrick McKissack, huffingtonpost.com There's a reason why young black people call Chicago "Chiraq." It's like a war zone in some neighborhoods. And it's not just gangsters doing the shooting. A series of high profile shootings of young unarmed black men show the deadly impact of aggressive, sometimes callous and discriminatory...
By CBS Chicago Marking the anniversary of his first White House run, President Obama will return to his home state next month to deliver a speech to the Illinois state legislature, the White House announced on Friday. On Feb. 10, nine years after he announced his candidacy for President, Obama will...
By foxnews.com A former NBA superstar surprised a Florida police officer and a group of teenagers days after the officer was captured on video responding to a call of children playing basketball too loudly in the street and instead of breaking up the game, the officer joined them. NBA legend Shaquille...
By Terry Shropshire, New Pittsburgh Courier Nate Parker’s film about legendary Nat Turner is on the opposite end of the slave spectrum from, say, the critically-acclaimed and Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave. Turner was not only not a victim, he (and the likes of Denmark Vescey and Gabriel Prosser) has attained almost mythical status...
By HealthDay News Reports of hepatitis C infections among dialysis patients in the United States are rising, largely because of poor infection control practices, health officials say. Between 2014 and 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received reports of about 36 cases of hepatitis C infection at 19...
By Cristie Leondis, blackenterprise.com Tyra Banks is a brand-new mom! The beauty entrepreneur and former supermodel announced the birth of her new son, York, on Instagram on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Banks and her boyfriend, Norwegian photographer Erik Asla, were able to have York with the help of a surrogate. The photo shows...
By CBS Chicago Students from Chicago State University shut down three Chicago expressways on Thursday, when they marched onto the Dan Ryan to protest the impact the state’s budget impasse has had on their school. About two dozen CSU students marched on the northbound lanes of the Dan Ryan, prompting police...
By Natalie McGill, blackhealthmatters.com U.S. minorities find getting quality end-of-life care a challenge, and health-care costs and cultural beliefs about death are playing a role, a recent study finds. The findings come from research published online November 17, 2015, in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. The barriers are a growing public health...
By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY The Justice Department and city of Ferguson, Mo., have reached a tentative agreement to revamp the city's troubled police operation by altering the agency's deadly force policies, requiring new ethics training and recruiting a more diverse officer rank, municipal and Justice officials said Wednesday. The proposal, which must...
By Chinta Strausberg Father Michael L. Pfleger Sunday, January 24, said he is “angry world while Flint, Michigan residents are forced to drink toxic water exposing children to lead and ashamed of America” which helps the whole poisoning he thinks because that city is 60 percent black. “I am both angry...