State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) said the Back-to-School Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament is now accepting pre-registration applications. The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. and finish by 4 p.m. during the Back-to-School Jamboree Saturday, Sept. 9 on the Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) Campus. “The tournament always attracts the top talent...
By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation on Sunday that raises the legal age for purchasing cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. HB 345 takes effect July 1. It aims to reduce tobacco use among teens and young adults by preventing them from starting,...
Mary Bowerman, USA TODAY Network Omarosa Manigault Newman denied reports that she was fired and escorted from the White House this week during an interview on Good Morning America. EXCLUSIVE: @omarosa to @michaelstrahan: "I resigned and it will be taking place January the 20th when I leave this very interesting administration."...
By Black Enterprise For the fifth year BLACK ENTERPRISE has developed its annual report on boardroom power, including our 2017 Registry of Corporate Directors featuring 292 African Americans making significant contributions as guardians of shareholder value for S&P 500 companies (based on market capitalization as of April 28, 2017). In...
By Chicago CBS A 4-year-old boy was killed when he was shot in the neck early Thursday in East Chicago, Indiana. The Lake County Coroner’s office said 4-year-old Garrion was shot once in the neck area around midnight in the 3500 block of Guthrie Street in East Chicago. His grandmother said...
The CHA Board of Commissioners this week approved up to $24.8 million in funding for the first two development phases at Southbridge, a contemporary mixed-use, mixed-income community on the site of the former Harold Ickes Homes in Bronzeville. The former public housing project, which was completed in 1955, was 11 high...
Tuesday event to honor 66 teachers receiving highest certification for education professionals. NBCT celebration and ceremony: 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 Chicago Cultural Center/Preston Bradley Hall, 8 E. Washington St., Chicago CHICAGO—The Chicago Teachers Union will join officials from Chicago Public Schools to celebrate the achievement of 66 new National Board Certified...
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...
By Cara Kelley, USA Today More than 200 individuals have come forward with new allegations of sexual abuse by members of the Boy Scouts of America in recent weeks as a trio of law firms seek to uncover unidentified child abusers. A few of the victims are young, still underage or in their...
Calls It A “Companies over People”  Stimulus Relief Bill March 22, 2020 - Baltimore, MD – The NAACP applauded tonight's Senate procedural vote blocking advancement of the current Senate version of the Congressional economic stimulus package. Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, made the following statement: “The Senate bill, as currently drafted,...