Smollett was charged last month with felony disorderly conduct for the allegedly false report he made with Chicago police in January. By Doha Madani, NBC News "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a grand jury in Chicago on 16 felony counts after allegedly lying to police about being the...
Christ Baptist Church will hold its final of a three night Summer Revival tonight, Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. The guest speaker is Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. “It’s time to wake up and be about the Lord’s work!”...
By American Heart Association News Fewer people are being hospitalized for strokes — except among young adults and African-Americans, according to new observational research in the open access Journal of the American Heart Association. In 2000-10, the number of adults admitted to U.S. hospitals with ischemic stroke fell 18.4 percent, according...
By Danielle Kwateng-Clark, ebony.com Dynamic journalist and co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Claude Lewis has passed away at the age of 82. He leaves behind his wife Beverly, four children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Raised in the Bronx, Lewis got his start in journalism after graduating from...

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There is an unfortunate characteristic of life in America that is embraced by far too many Americans. It is that academic genius is not the domain of African Americans. People do acknowledge genius connected with popular culture, especially sports and entertainment. We all know about Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Bobby...
By Mike Flannery, fox32chicago.com Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reviving a plan to build a brand new express rail line between downtown and O’Hare airport. He claims it would give a jet-powered boost to Chicago’s search for new employers and new jobs. A train to the plane from the Loop to O’Hare in...
By nbcnewyork.com President Barack Obama is presenting 21 people with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday. Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, actor Tom Hanks, NBA legend Michael Jordan, MLB announcer Vin Scully and more are set to gather at the White House to receive America's highest civilian...
Will Smith at the premiere of “Concussion,” which highlights the work of Bennet Omalu on concussions in the NFL. (PopularImages) Ninety-five percent of people who suffer an uncomplicated concussion recover in three months With “Concussion,” the Will Smith-led movie showcasing the work of Bennet Omalu, M.D., opening this week, sports-related brain...
And Health Care Service Corporation paid no taxes last year. By Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post The Chicago-based company that operates a lucrative network of Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plans made out like gangbusters with President Donald Trump’s tax law. Even though it paid no taxes last year, it collected...
By Geneva Sands Matt Seyler, abcnews.com A federal appeals court upheld a nationwide injunction that blocked the Trump administration from linking a federal grant program to cooperation with immigration enforcement Thursday. The program, known as the Byrne JAG grant, is the “primary provider” of federal criminal justice funding to state and...