Illinois Officials Mute R. Kelly, Deny Permit for Upcoming Concert

By Jay Connor, The Root As R. Kelly’s air of invincibility continues to erode in the aftermath of the “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries, Illinois officials have...

Florida Pardons the Groveland Four: Black Men Wrongly Convicted Of Raping...

Florida’s new governor and the state’s cabinet voted unanimously to pardon the “Groveland Four” this week. By Paula Rogo, Essence Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the...

‘Black-ish’ Star to Become Youngest Executive Producer in History

14-year-old 'Black-ish' star Marsai Martin will become the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history with the release of "Little." By Christina Santi, Essence Marsai Martin, the...

Preckwinkle defends campaign ad referencing Laquan McDonald case

By Larry Yellen, Fox 32 Community activists are demanding that Toni Preckwinkle pull her new campaign commercial about the Laquan McDonald shooting, or withdraw from...

13 Chicago mayoral candidates take part in forum, Toni Preckwinkle absent

By Eric Horng, Channel 7 News Thirteen candidates for Chicago mayor took part in a forum at Steinmetz College Prep on the city's northwest side...

An Adult’s ‘Clerical Error’ Threatens a Girl’s High School Hoop Dreams

By Kevin Draper, New York Times Appeals to state boards and outcries from some of the most prominent voices in the sport have not been...

California’s Governor Just Proposed The Longest Paid Parental Leave In The...

Democrat Gavin Newsom’s proposal counts as groundbreaking and radical for the U.S.; it still falls short of what most developed nations offer. By Emily Peck,...

ComEd Ideathon Challenges Bronzeville Students to Develop Smart Technology 

Local high schools vie for top honors, cash prizes in second annual event ComEd is challenging high school students in the South Side neighborhood of...

Making Holiday dreams come true on Three Kings Day

Larry Huggins, the respected CEO of Riteway-Huggins Construction Inc. founded Christmas in the Wards (CITW) 22 years ago. This year Huggins is further celebrated...

WWII veteran Earl Sean Simpson celebrates 100th Birthday

A Beverly resident since 2002 and a WWII veteran, Earl Sean Simpson is looking forward to a really special day, the celebration of his...