Stuart Scott’s daughters remember their father a year after his death

Video still by huffingtonpost.com Sydni and Taelor Scott release an emotional video tribute honoring the ESPN legend. On the first anniversary of sportscaster Stuart Scott’s death,...

Ronald Johnson’s mother accused of threatening police officer who fatally shot...

Dorothy Holmes. (Credit: CBS) The mother of a man who was shot and killed by a police officer last year is being accused of threatening...

Lyric Opera presents a blockbuster ‘Nabucco’

World of Music By Barbara Wright-Pryor, Chicago Crusader Lyric Opera of Chicago’s current production of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera ‘Nabucco’ opened   Saturday, January 23 before a huge...

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...

Pfleger disappointed in detectives working Oceanea Jones case

By Chinta Strausberg After offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest of the killer of Oceanea Jones and giving police tips he had received, Father...

The great André De Shields talks Gotta Dance and his long...

“Gotta Dance” After a great television production of The Wiz Live that went “new school” with a cast that included Common, Queen Latifah, and Orange...

Rev. Jackson sets up transparent vetting process for a new mayor

By Chinta Strausberg Just a day before jury selection of the Jason Van Dyke trial, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent shock waves throughout the city when Tuesday he...

Brother-in-law of Martin Luther King, Jr., dies

Issac Newton Farris Sr., brother-in-law of the late Martin Luther King Jr., died on Saturday. The King Center announced Farris died at his home. He...

Floodwaters push rivers higher; Mississippi overtops levee in Missouri

(Image still by CNN/KTVI) Even if it doesn't rain another drop in Missouri, Kathy Wunderlich's home in West Alton may still get flooded. Recent deluges have...

Reimagining the University: A New Paradigm for Racial Justice

This is my 20th year as an administrator in higher education. I've negotiated hunger strikes, sit-ins, and many other forms of protest and dissent...