Concerns linger about Homan Square

Richard Boykin On Tuesday, emotional testimonies were heard by the Cook County Human Relations Committee as former detainees at Homan Square spoke about alleged human...

Michael Jordan donates settlement money to 23 local charities

Image via 2K Sports screengrab. Michael Jordan has scored big time for 23 Chicago charities and the kids they help. The Bulls legend has donated...

My Story: Teen loses 225 pounds in one year

Photo blackdoctor.org African American obesity rates are staggering, but when you look at children and young adults, its even worse. According to the CDC, 11%...

Freddie Gray trial: Deadlocked jurors told to keep on

Jurors in William Porter trial are deadlocked (Photo CNN) Jurors considering the trial of a Baltimore police officer in Freddie Gray's death told the judge...

The Marine Corps relaxes hairstyle standards for Black female soldiers

Photo by military.com When a controversy erupted over Black female Marine’s hairstyles last year, some observers thought Black women in the military were asking for...

Chicago Police commander acquitted in gun-in-mouth case

Glenn Evans, a Chicago police commander, center, left Cook County Criminal Court after being found not guilty. Credit Nathan Weber for The New York...

Chicago Teachers Union votes to authorize strike

The Chicago Teacher's Union voted to authorize a strike if necessary. (Photo by abc7chicago) The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to authorize a strike. CTU...

Howard University may sell rights to its public TV station’s spectrum

The public television station WHUT now reaches roughly two million households in the Washington area and remains the only black-owned public station in the...

Alterations sought for sagging pants proposal

CITY LEADERS FEAR an ordinance that would prohibit residents from wearing sagging pants will open the Gary to lawsuits. Gary officials cautious of legal problems...

Bates Foundation Breast Wellness Center to be a reality

PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT. Barbara Bates, president of the Barbara Bates Foundation signs off on the final installment of the Foundation’s $500K pledge to...