Organizational expansion marks 17 national markets for 2016 Walker's Legacy a national women in business collective named in honor of Madam C. J. Walker announced this week the organization's growing national expansion markets for 2016. Walker's Legacy received responses from hundreds of women throughout the nation after conducting a national call...
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...
Former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Leander J. Shaw (COURTESY OF FLORIDA SUPREME COURT) Leander J. Shaw Jr. dies at 85 When Leander J. Shaw Jr. took the Florida Bar exam in 1960, he and a Howard University Law schoolmate, future Florida Supreme Court Justice Joseph Hatchett, were not allowed to...
Midala Rabi (center) and her daughters Magdaline and Sidamari (Image: Screenshot from ABC13 video) Mother and two daughters earn honors after family relocates to U.S. Before the tragic story of the more than 200 Nigerian girls who were abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok in April 2014 ever went viral, three...
AT A PRESS conference, Senator Kwame Raoul (D-13th) answered a flurry of questions about the recently released police videos and a bill sponsored by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus that will make police more accountable. They also asked the U.S. Justice Department to expand their investigation to include the...
Figure 4. There are large pockets throughout Chicago lacking a high school with a staffed librarian, but the need is most dire in areas such as Englewood and on the West Side For the last several years the CTU and the CTU Librarians Committee have been documenting the loss of...
Photo blackdoctor.org If you have a sore throat that you just can’t kick this winter, be careful. It may be than the common viruses you may often get around this time. You might have streptococcal pharyngitis, commonly known as strep throat. “The incidence of strep is higher during the winter and...
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...