By Dina Bair and Katharine Czink, WGN Nearly 100 people from Illinois have called the National Human Trafficking Hotline looking for help. Nationally, 3,700 have reached out. They all said they were being sex trafficked. As counselors try to give them aid, law enforcement works tirelessly to track down offenders....
By Tom Negovan and WGN Web Desk Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx held a press conference Tuesday after explosive allegations about singer R. Kelly aired in a new Lifetime docuseries. She said she has gotten calls from not just the media, but from families around the Chicago area looking for...
Washington (CNN) Americans can still expect to get their tax refunds even though the Internal Revenue Service has been swept up in the federal government shutdown. "Tax refunds will go out," acting director of the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought told reporters on Monday. He added that the Trump...
The politician talks about challenging the lack of authenticity in politics and how his upbringing plays an important role in his political career. By Miela Fetaw, Essence Mandela Barnes was not having it. Just a few months ago, the Wisconsin Lt. Gov.-Elect ran into a few issues that could have cost...
By Ryan Parry, Josh Boswell, and Ariel Zilber DailyMail.com Police have reopened an investigation into a drug overdose death at a wealthy Democratic donor's home in West Hollywood after a second man died on the premises early Monday morning. Edward Buck, a regular donor to democratic campaigns including Hillary Clinton's presidential...
Trump falsely boasted that “some of them have told me that we should have done it.” By Marina Fang, Huffington Post All four living former presidents deny telling Donald Trump that they support his long-promised border wall, contradicting the president’s false claim that his predecessors “told me that we should have” built...
The life sentence for Brown, a victim of child sex trafficking, was “too harsh,” the governor said. By Andy Campbell, Huffington Post In one of his last acts as Tennessee governor, Bill Haslam on Monday granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Brown, commuting her life sentence for murder and making her eligible...
By Jay Connor, The GrapeVine Lifetime’s docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” not only broke viewership records, but provided us with an appalling glimpse into the unspeakable harm he inflicted upon dozens—if not hundreds—of Black women. And while the rest of us were glued to our television sets over the course of the six...
Actor Jussie Smollett and others are pushing a #standwithbennett fundraising campaign to save the North Carolina school. By Kimberley Richards, Huffington Post Bennett College, one of the last two historically Black colleges for women in the U.S., is fighting to keep its accreditation after struggling financially for several years. The private liberal...
By David Nakamura and Josh Dawsey, Washington Post President Trump on Friday offered his most robust public case for the border wall since the partial government shutdown began two weeks ago, expounding for an hour at the White House about the need for a barrier to keep out terrorists and dissuade...