Photo by uchicago.edu Five years of protesting, arrests for civil disobedience, publicly shaming Black politicians, including President Obama and working together as a unit without a distinct leader has all paid off in bringing a Level I adult trauma center to the South Side. The news announced by the University...
Dana Cross, the mother of Calvin Cross, a 19-year-old killed by the police in Chicago in 2011, outside her home. Credit Andrew Nelles for The New York Times The gunshots blasted on and on, 45 in all, until Calvin Cross lay dead in a vacant lot. Mr. Cross, 19, had...
“I ​have been taking care of my grandchildren since their mom went away to Logan Prison, and I try to make all things possible for them, but have very little money to do so. My daughter is so grateful and happy to know her kids will have gifts and...
Photo blackdoctor.org According to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, 44,000 people have an asthma attack every day in the U.S. For African Americans, we are three times more likely to be hospitalized for and well as die from asthma attacks. While environmental triggers like smoke and pollen are...
It’s interesting to see black politicians, pastors, nationalists and activists who were clinging to Rahm Emanuel like a cheap suit, during the mayoral campaign, suddenly find their voices. I commend the clergy who supported Emanuel for re-election in April for admitting they have no faith in him now after the...
Sam Love and principal Gregory Mason (Photo by Chinta Strausberg) Samuel Love, the 12-year-old, 6th Grade Murray Language Academy Student, to hold big send off Friday at his school then leave for South Carolina to distribute toys Samuel Love, 12, a 6th Grade Murray Language Academy student, is holding a 9...
The Coalition for a New Chicago said they want the mayor to resign or they will force the city's economy into what they're calling "Black Christmas." (Photo abc7chicago.com) The Coalition for a New Chicago is planning a Christmas Eve protest on the Magnificent Mile called #BlackChristmas. The group gathered outside City...

Should you be gluten free?

Photo by blackdoctor.org Gluten free this, gluten free that…. Many restaurants are even now serving entire gluten-free menus, but what is gluten? And more importantly, should you be going gluten-free as well? Get the facts and make the choice yourself: Gluten is a protein composite found in multiple grains, most notably...
Black women don't respond as well to early chemotherapy as breast cancer patients of other races. (Depositphotos) Experts say reasons why outcomes differ aren’t clear Early chemotherapy is less likely to benefit black women with breast cancer than women of other racial and ethnic make-up, according to a new study from...
Image via 2K Sports screengrab. Michael Jordan has scored big time for 23 Chicago charities and the kids they help. The Bulls legend has donated the money from his multimillion-dollar civil settlements with two supermarkets to 23 local charities that work with kids, according to the Tribune. After winning $8.9 million...