Raven Wilkinson, 83, Is Dead; Black Ballerina Braved Segregated South

By Marina Harss, New York Times Raven Wilkinson, one of the first African-American dancers to perform with a major ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte...

Video Of High School Wrestler Forced To Cut Locs Sparks Outrage

The Buena Regional School District said the referee involved will no longer be allowed to officiate any contests with its students. By Kimberley Richards, Huffington...

Facebook will reportedly use cryptocurrency for transferring money through WhatsApp

By Kate Rooney, CNBC Facebook is reportedly working on a cryptocurrency for global payments. The social media giant plans to use a digital currency to focus on...

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for...

Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people’s data than it has disclosed. By Gabriel J.X....

Planned Parenthood Is Accused of Mistreating Pregnant Employees

By Natalie Kitroeff and Jessica Silver-Greenberg, New York Times As a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood, Ta’Lisa Hairston urged pregnant women to take rest breaks at work, stay...

Toni Preckwinkle Drops Petition Challenge Against Susana Mendoza, but War of...

The candidates are viewed as two potential front runners in the mayoral race this February Chicago mayoral candidate and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle...

Congress Passes Bill To Tackle Criminal Justice

The First Step Act adopts significant criminal justice reforms. DONNA M. OWENS, Essence Congress has passed the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill aimed at...

America’s Heroes Group roars—the rights of Military Families Matter

Sometimes it’s an hour of serious talk about rarely discussed subjects, sometimes it’s an evening of laughing at inside jokes that military people relate...

Abrams Confirms That She Will Run Again

By Kia Morgan-Smith, NNPA Newswire After stating last week that she was simply considering all options as to whether to run for a political seat, Stacey...

ComEd Partners with HFS Scholars to provide real-world STEM education

Fifty economically disadvantaged high school freshmen from throughout Chicagoland have begun a five-month seminar that will introduce them to the fundamentals of energy, smart city...