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No Community Benefits Agreement but a diversity consultant might do

More than one month after former President Barack Obama said he would not sign a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) for his multi million dollar...

Where are all the Black male achievers?

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The young man who introduced former President Barack Obama spoke with authority. Richard Omoniyi-Shoyoola was his name. A Nigerian, Omoniyi-Shoyoola is...

Obama Announces First Post-Presidency Appearance, a Talk at University of Chicago

By NBC Chicago Former President Barack Obama will come to Chicago Monday to make his first public appearance since leaving the White House. Obama will discuss...

Obama Expressway? State Rep wants to rename section of I-55 for...

By Shannon Antinori, patch.com It's been just more than a month since President Barack Obama left office, and already one Illinois lawmaker wants to rename...

‘Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Transformed America’

By Jonathan Chait c.2017, Custom House / William Morrow $27.99 / $34.99 Canada 272 pages If you can’t say something nice… Sometimes, it’s hard to...

Obama’s Farewell Speech Will Be in Chicago

By Dennis Robaugh, patch.com From community organizer in Chicago to state senator, from state senator to the U.S. Senate, then a leap to the presidency...

Michelle Obama Gave Sasha And Malia Some Great College Advice

They say mom knows best, and when your mom is first lady Michelle Obama, that rings especially true. Wearing a lovely Antonio Berardi dress, FLOTUS...

WBEZ examines segregation on the South Side

By Gene Demby, npr.com There's a strong argument to be made that Chicago's South Side is the cultural capital of black America, a place that...

Supreme Court Rejects Rod Blagojevich’s Final Bid for Freedom

Rod Blagojevich, the jailed former Illinois Governor who once commanded record pluralities in state elections and even envisioned himself as Presidential timber, saw his...

Voter turnout rises in the Black Community

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Recent issues affecting the Black community increased turnout in Tuesday’s primary elections, where voters decided the outcome on several hot...