Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host

By Kristopher Tapley, Variety  Wednesday afternoon, comedian Kevin Hart was announced as the host for the upcoming 91st annual Academy Awards. By Thursday night, he...

Gravestone Company Buried In Customer Complaints

By Dorothy Tucker, CBS News It can be the most painful time of your life – burying a loved one. Now some families said they’re without their...

Indictments and Trials Finally Come in Police Shootings of Blacks, Minorities

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Recent indictments and convictions suggest a swinging pendulum, and at least some cracks in the “Blue Wall” that...

America’s Heroes Group and NWVU thank Bill Daley

Despite a rainy evening, over 100 veteran women and their children packed Pearl’s Place at 39th and Michigan for an “all you can eat”...

ComEd: Power Grid Ready to Serve Customers this Winter

Customers can take advantage of energy efficiency offerings to save on cold weather energy costs As temperatures have dipped, ComEd has been hard at work to...

Harry Lennix Calls New Film, ‘Revival!’

“A Message of Love” By Clarence Waldron Harry Lennix spent years praying and dreaming about his new film, Revival! that opens this weekend in Chicago...

‘Black Panther’ heroine Danai Gurira presents new play and is Steppenwolf...

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Steppenwolf recently enjoyed the Chicago premiere production of the engaging comedy “Familiar,” by Danai Gurira (playwright of  “Eclipsed” and “The...

The New 411

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO: Jerome Simmons, Angela Thompson, Janet Langhart Cohen, Freddie Jackson, Jennifer Holliday, Carmen DeLavallade, Hazel Thomas, John Hall, Jr., Patti LaBelle, Carol...

DeVos hid student loan repayment abuses for 18 months Student loan...

By Charlene Crowell In February 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sued Navient Corpor ation and two of its subsi- diaries for allegedly using shortcuts...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois to open first neighborhood center

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) on December 4 brokeground on aneighborhood  center in Chicago’s historic Pullman community. Called the Blue Door Neighborhood Center, it will be BCBSIL’s...