By Evonne Woloshyn, health enews, a news service from Advocate Health Care Can reading aloud to your baby positively affect your child’s social and emotional behavior? Research recently released in Pediatrics suggests that reading aloud can reduce hyperactivity and attention problems in children. The random study followed babies from birth to age three. During pediatric visits,...
By Matt Masterson, WTTW/Chicago Tonight Chicago Public Schools says it's making its most significant investment in the rising Englewood neighborhood in decades, announcing plans Friday to construct a “state-of-the-art” high school that will take in students from four other area schools the district plans to shutter. CPS CEO Forrest Claypool said...
By Teddy Grant, Huffington Post The U.S. Senate has approved a pair of bills that will help historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), reports the Philadelphia Tribune. The HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act, or HBCU PARTNERS Act, would give Historically Black institutions of higher...
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of the eastbound 61st Avenue ramp to southbound I-65 in Merrillville Sunday, May 8 through Thursday, May 12. The ramp will reopen by the end of the day on Thursday. Crews will be removing concrete and replacing it as part...
By Craig Wall, Rob Elgas and Jessica D'Onofrio, ABC7 Mayor Lori Lightfoot released a trove of emails Wednesday afternoon under pressure to be transparent about the botched police raid on an innocent woman's home. The botched raid on the home of Anjanette Young happened in February of 2019. The Chicago social...
By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO “Fam, the sad news is true. The staff of @tvonetv #NewsOneNow was informed this afternoon that after four years of doing groundbreaking and award-winning work, the show will cease production at the end of the year,” Martin posted on Twitter Dec. 6. Budget...
By Christopher Brennan, nydailynews.com A Pittsburgh news anchor has been fired after stereotyping black people as criminals in a personal Facebook post. Wendy Bell, who had been with WTAE for 18 years, was booted from the station Tuesday after anger over her making racial assertions about the unidentified suspects behind a...
"Why cram it into 2 rushed evening weekday hours when it deserves a full day!?!" says the Halloween & Costume Association By Matt McNulty, People Is Halloween’s penchant for taking place in the middle of the week cramping your style? A petition launched last year but gaining viral momentum this month aims...
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Chicago Staff Report President Joe Biden on Tuesday, March 30, nominated five accomplished Blacks to judicial seats in federal court. They represent half of the 10 people nominated to the positions. One of Biden’s nominees, Attorney Tiffany Cunningham, is a partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP in Chicago...
By Detroit Free Press The city of Flint has more than 8,000 lead service lines, based on a comprehensive study of city records, a University of Michigan-Flint professor said today. "This project is the complete mapping of all of the known service line data of 56,000 homes and business in city of...