Senate passes expansion of maternal care coverage

By Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com The Illinois Senate passed legislation Wednesday expanding maternal and postpartum care in Illinois, as well as changing existing statutes to...

Tampa Bay Lightning Makes NHL History with All-Black Starting Forward Line

By Vanessa Etienne, People NHL history has been made in Tampa Bay. On Monday night, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper started three Black forwards...

The FCC’s $50 monthly internet discount starts today. Here’s who’s eligible

By Ry Crist, CNET The ongoing pandemic has made the importance of a dependable broadband connection at home abundantly clear, but connections like that aren't...

3 U.S. soldiers charged with supplying firearms used in recent Chicago...

WGN 9 Three U.S. Army soldiers have been charged in federal court for allegedly supplying guns used in recent Chicago shootings and homicides. Demarcus Adams, 21,...

‘Black and Latino Houses Matter’ phone bank returns to help Cook...

By Samantha Chatman, ABC 7 Chicago A phone bank aimed at helping Cook County homeowners is happening Wednesday after a huge response earlier this year. In...

‘Unsecured gun’ leads to no charges for juvenile involved in 12-year-old...

WGN No charges will be filed against a juvenile involved in the death of 12-year-old Erica Gibson due to “access to an unsecured gun.” Gibson was...

Black Women’s Expo returns in August featuring in-person and virtual experiences

With the pandemic causing the cancellation of last year’s Black Women’s Expo (BWE), founder and organizer Merry Green made wise use of her time...

OWN’s ‘Black Love’ series hits nail on head with relationship advice

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. The fifth season of OWN’s “Black Love,” featuring GRAMMY Award-winning artist Ledisi and her husband Ron Young, "Greenleaf" actor Keith...

San Francisco to reinvest $3.75M from police budget into Black businesses

By Biba Adams, TheGrio The city of San Francisco has announced a plan to redirect $3.75 million from its police budget to Black-owned businesses. Mayor London...

A bipartisan proposal for creating more affordable housing in Illinois

By Reps. Delia Ramirez and Tom Demmer These are incredibly challenging times for middle-class and working families all across our state. The COVID-19 pandemic and...