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Black Families Came to Chicago by the Thousands. Why Are They Leaving?

Black Families Came to Chicago by the Thousands. Why Are They Leaving?

There is an exodus of African-Americans from Chicago. Hardis White, 78, is one of those who left, and three generations of his family wrestled with staying or [...] Read full article: Black Families Came to Chicago by the Th...→

Black Families Came to Chicago by the Thousands. Why Are They Leaving?

Black Families Came to Chicago by the Thousands. Why Are They Leaving?

There is an exodus of African-Americans from Chicago. Hardis White, 78, is one of those who left, and three generations of his family wrestled with staying or [...] Read full article: Black Families Came to Chicago by the Th...→

Tornado rips through Arkansas city, damaging building and leaving thousands without power

Tornado rips through Arkansas city, damaging building and leaving thousands without power

The mayor of Jonesboro said the more people may could have been harmed by the tornado had the mall not been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Tornado rips through Arkansas city, dama...→

Families raise thousands for school janitors on cleaning sprees amid COVID-19 crisis

Families raise thousands for school janitors on cleaning sprees amid COVID-19 crisis

While schools are closed across the country, custodial staff are doing their part to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus with deep cleanings. Read full article: Families raise thousands for school jani...→

Travel Booking Site Shuts Down, Leaving Customers Stranded and on the Hook for Thousands of Dollars

Travel Booking Site Shuts Down, Leaving Customers Stranded and on the Hook for Thousands of Dollars

It appears popular travel site Bookit.com may be going belly up after customers say they’re stranded at resorts right now because Bookit never paid for their v [...] Read full article: Travel Booking Site Shuts Down, Leaving ...→

Seattle will provide $800 in supermarket vouchers to thousands of families during coronavirus crisis

Seattle will provide $800 in vouchers to more than 6,000 families to help them buy food, cleaning supplies and other household goods during the coronavirus pan [...] Read full article: Seattle will provide $800 in supermarket...→

Some African-American cops feel caught between black and blue

Some African-American cops feel caught between black and blue

Chicago's black police officers describe navigating dual loyalties—to the force for which they work and the communities from which they came. Read full article: Some African-American cops feel caught b...→

‘Legends’ becomes Black Ensemble Theater’s most powerful statement on the African American experience

‘Legends’ becomes Black Ensemble Theater’s most powerful statement on the African American experience

Where previous BET productions entertained and educated, "Legends" entertains and confronts — the element of pretend is gone. Read full article: ‘Legends’ becomes Black Ensemble Theater...→

A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago  [...]

A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago [...]

A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago Tribune, joining a growing number of journalists who have departed since a hedg [...] Read full article: A managing editor and the publisher and ...→

'It's all or nothing': Families of 4 black men accused of 1949 rape ask for exoneration

'It's all or nothing': Families of 4 black men accused of 1949 rape ask for exoneration

The 70-year-old case against Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Earnest Thomas has remained a disturbing example of racial injustice from the [...] Read full article: 'It's all or nothing': Families of 4 bla...→

Wuhan means more than coronavirus to Chicago families who adopted kids there

Wuhan means more than coronavirus to Chicago families who adopted kids there

Twenty years ago, a Sun-Times reporter joined the dozen families as they traveled to China. "I can’t picture my life without her," one mom says now of her adop [...] Read full article: Wuhan means more than coronavirus to Chi...→

Chicago elementary school’s ‘African animals’ project for Black History Month outrages parents

Chicago elementary school’s ‘African animals’ project for Black History Month outrages parents

The project was assigned by three kindergarten teachers, all of whom are white, at a top-rated neighborhood public school on the South Side. Read full article: Chicago elementary school’s ‘African ani...→

Chicago Transit apologizes for Abe Lincoln tweet honoring Black History Month

Chicago Transit apologizes for Abe Lincoln tweet honoring Black History Month

Chicago’s mass transit system apologized this week after a tweet recognizing Abraham Lincoln for Black History Month sparked a backlash. Read full article: Chicago Transit apologizes for Abe Linco...→

Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Closes, Leaving Thousands of Couples Stranded

Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Closes, Leaving Thousands of Couples Stranded

Noah’s Event Venue, an event company with reportedly 42 venues in 25 states as of 2019, abruptly closed its doors last week with little notice. Now, thousands [...] Read full article: Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Clo...→

First 24-hour news channel “by and for” African Americans set to launch during Black History Month

First 24-hour news channel “by and for” African Americans set to launch during Black History Month

The Black News Channel, founded by a former Republican congressman, will try to win the growing Black cable news audience. Concerns about who’s running the net [...] Read full article: First 24-hour news channel “by and for” ...→

Chicago Field Museum Exhibit Honors Its First African American Taxidermist

Chicago Field Museum Exhibit Honors Its First African American Taxidermist

Few may recognize his name, but chances are, you've seen his work inside Chicago's Field Museum. The museum's first African American taxidermist, Carl Cotton, [...] Read full article: Chicago Field Museum Exhibit Honors Its ...→

Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s March

Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s March

Thousands of people flooded the streets of Chicago Saturday afternoon to push for equality as part of the Chicago Women’s March. Demonstrators also gathered in [...] Read full article: Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s M...→

Hahnemann University Hospital to Close, Leaving Thousands Out of Work

Hahnemann University Hospital to Close, Leaving Thousands Out of Work

Financially-strapped historic Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia is slated to close later this summer. Read full article: Hahnemann University Hospital to Close, ...→

Struggling single mom turns her life around by helping feed thousands of Tampa Bay area families

Struggling single mom turns her life around by helping feed thousands of Tampa Bay area families

Kim Ramey turned her life around at Feeding Tampa Bay where she is now running the nonprofit’s mobile food pantry. Read full article: Struggling single mom turns her life aro...→

Black and Missing Foundation shines spotlight on missing persons and their families - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

Derrica Wilson and her sister Natalie noticed what had become the norm for mainstream media when it comes to the plight of missing women and girls of color: th [...] Read full article: Black and Missing Foundation shines spot...→

Black Chicago swim team member confronted by police, files lawsuit against three police departments - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

Butler was allegedly walking back to a team bus at the end of a trip by the Eastern Illinois University swim team when the incident occurred. The team was retu [...] Read full article: Black Chicago swim team member confronte...→

COVID-19 Plans For Chicago Schools: No Closing, Boxed Food For Vaughn Families

COVID-19 Plans For Chicago Schools: No Closing, Boxed Food For Vaughn Families

CBS 2 has learned that a a group of students went through a sort of "drive-thru testing" at the school on Sunday. Parents said they were able to get their chil [...] Read full article: COVID-19 Plans For Chicago Schools: No C...→

Chicago Mayor Releases Thousands of Emails From Private Accounts

Chicago Mayor Releases Thousands of Emails From Private Accounts

The city of Chicago released thousands of email messages from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s personal accounts on Wednesday as part of a settlement with a government wat [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Releases Thousands of Emai...→

2 Top Chicago Tribune Editors Leaving as Part of Shakeup

A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago Tribune, joining a growing number of journalists who have departed since a hedg [...] Read full article: 2 Top Chicago Tribune Editors Leaving as...→

Aon's top Chicago exec leaving after being passed over in succession race

Co-president Michael O'Connor will "pursue other opportunities" after the commercial insurance brokerage and consultancy promoted fellow co-president Eric Ande [...] Read full article: Aon's top Chicago exec leaving after bei...→

School Assigns African Animals Project For Black History Month

School Assigns African Animals Project For Black History Month

Chicago is rich in black history – with Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable as the first settler, Harold Washington as the first black mayor, and Barack Obama going o [...] Read full article: School Assigns African Animals Project F...→

Black-Owned Chicago Printing Business Contracted by Bloomberg Presidential Campaign

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is receiving quite a bit of help from a Chicago-based company in his attempt to gain support from voters across the count [...] Read full article: Black-Owned Chicago Printing Business Co...→

African American Museum Helps Families Preserve Heirlooms, Artifacts

African American Museum Helps Families Preserve Heirlooms, Artifacts

The National Museum of African American History and Culture invited people to bring out their family artifacts Wednesday and learn a little more about their ow [...] Read full article: African American Museum Helps Families P...→

Black History Month: NJ Bookstore Shines Spotlight On African-American Stories

Black History Month: NJ Bookstore Shines Spotlight On African-American Stories

The store offers book clubs, signings, readings and more, but most importantly, young readers say Source Of Knowledge offers perspective. Read full article: Black History Month: NJ Bookstore Shines...→

Women's March Chicago draws thousands of women downtown

Women's March Chicago draws thousands of women downtown

Thousands of women and their allies from all over from the Chicago area and nearby cities gathered in Grant Park, Chicago in support of women's rights, social [...] Read full article: Women's March Chicago draws thousands of...→

Chicago school officials must take a bold stand to help families get through the coronavirus pandemic | Letters

Chicago school officials must take a bold stand to help families get through the coronavirus pandemic | Letters

Lifting the ban on rent control, a no-evictions policy and hiring parents to clean schools are among the steps that the Board of Education can support. Read full article: Chicago school officials must take a bol...→

Nonprofit Turning Food Donated by MGM National Harbor Into Thousands of Meals for Families

Nonprofit Turning Food Donated by MGM National Harbor Into Thousands of Meals for Families

Days after MGM National Harbor temporarily closed, it opened its doors to donate food that otherwise would’ve gone bad to the community. A Rockville, Maryland, [...] Read full article: Nonprofit Turning Food Donated by MGM Na...→

Illinois’ 2020 primary leaves hundreds of thousands of ballots still to be counted in Chicago alone

Illinois’ 2020 primary leaves hundreds of thousands of ballots still to be counted in Chicago alone

Voters braved emergency conditions to hit the polls Tuesday amid a global pandemic that has had a dramatic impact on the election process. Read full article: Illinois’ 2020 primary leaves hundreds o...→

Black hockey players excel on ice despite history of racism, lack of rinks in Chicago

Black hockey players excel on ice despite history of racism, lack of rinks in Chicago

A dearth of ice rinks and long history of racial tension have hampered efforts to diversify hockey’s ranks—but that’s changing. Read full article: Black hockey players excel on ice despit...→

Thousands Of Families Scramble As St. Paul Educators Go On Strike

Thousands Of Families Scramble As St. Paul Educators Go On Strike

Roughly 37,000 St. Paul students did not have class on Tuesday, forcing families to figure out "Plan B." Read full article: Thousands Of Families Scramble As St. Pa...→

Chicago Public Schools Releases Coronavirus Plan With Message to Families

Chicago Public Schools Releases Coronavirus Plan With Message to Families

Chicago Public Schools’ coronavirus plan, released to parents this week, leads with one overarching message: “If you’re sick, stay home.” And if you come to sc [...] Read full article: Chicago Public Schools Releases Coronavi...→

Trump praises contributions of African-Americans at Black History Month celebration

Trump praises contributions of African-Americans at Black History Month celebration

President Trump hailed the achievements of African-Americans Thursday at a White House ceremony marking Black History Month, saying blacks have enriched U.S. c [...] Read full article: Trump praises contributions of African-A...→

2020 Democrats not doing enough to reach African Americans, says chair of Nevada county's black caucus

"There's a lot of feeling that our vote is taken for granted," Yvette Williams, chairwoman of the Clark County Black Caucus, told Newsweek. Read full article: 2020 Democrats not doing enough to reach...→

40 best African American and black books, according to the NAACP

40 best African American and black books, according to the NAACP

Celebrate Black History Month reading these NAACP-nominated books, from fiction to poetry and young adult literature. Read full article: 40 best African American and black books...→

All-Star Game Delivers Thousands Of Dollars To Chicago Students

All-Star Game Delivers Thousands Of Dollars To Chicago Students

It was an NBA All-Star weekend to remember in Chicago and the game was also a victory for Chicago school kids. Read full article: All-Star Game Delivers Thousands Of Doll...→

Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Closes, Leaving Thousands of Couples Stranded

Noah’s Event Venue, an event company with reportedly 42 venues in 25 states as of 2019, abruptly closed its doors last week with little notice. Now, thousands [...] Read full article: Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Clo...→

Chicago Black Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday

Chicago Black Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday

Jacqulyn Hill, owner of Whipped Inc., sees Chicago Black Restaurant Week as a way to expand her business. Read full article: Chicago Black Restaurant Week kicks off ...→

Feder: Music critic Greg Kot leaving Chicago Tribune

Feder: Music critic Greg Kot leaving Chicago Tribune

Greg Kot, the nationally renowned authority on popular music for the Chicago Tribune, is leaving the newspaper after 40 years -- including the last 30 as music [...] Read full article: Feder: Music critic Greg Kot leaving Chi...→

Tornado rips through Arkansas city, damaging building and leaving thousands without power

Tornado rips through Arkansas city, damaging building and leaving thousands without power

The mayor of Jonesboro said the more people may could have been harmed by the tornado had the mall not been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Tornado rips through Arkansas city, dama...→

Chicago school officials must take a bold stand to help families get through the coronavirus pandemic | Letters

Chicago school officials must take a bold stand to help families get through the coronavirus pandemic | Letters

Lifting the ban on rent control, a no-evictions policy and hiring parents to clean schools are among the steps that the Board of Education can support. Read full article: Chicago school officials must take a bol...→

Struggling single mom turns her life around by helping feed thousands of Tampa Bay area families

Struggling single mom turns her life around by helping feed thousands of Tampa Bay area families

Kim Ramey turned her life around at Feeding Tampa Bay where she is now running the nonprofit’s mobile food pantry. Read full article: Struggling single mom turns her life aro...→

Travel Booking Site Shuts Down, Leaving Customers Stranded and on the Hook for Thousands of Dollars

Travel Booking Site Shuts Down, Leaving Customers Stranded and on the Hook for Thousands of Dollars

It appears popular travel site Bookit.com may be going belly up after customers say they’re stranded at resorts right now because Bookit never paid for their v [...] Read full article: Travel Booking Site Shuts Down, Leaving ...→

Illinois’ 2020 primary leaves hundreds of thousands of ballots still to be counted in Chicago alone

Illinois’ 2020 primary leaves hundreds of thousands of ballots still to be counted in Chicago alone

Voters braved emergency conditions to hit the polls Tuesday amid a global pandemic that has had a dramatic impact on the election process. Read full article: Illinois’ 2020 primary leaves hundreds o...→

Black Chicago swim team member confronted by police, files lawsuit against three police departments - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

Butler was allegedly walking back to a team bus at the end of a trip by the Eastern Illinois University swim team when the incident occurred. The team was retu [...] Read full article: Black Chicago swim team member confronte...→

Some African-American cops feel caught between black and blue

Some African-American cops feel caught between black and blue

Chicago's black police officers describe navigating dual loyalties—to the force for which they work and the communities from which they came. Read full article: Some African-American cops feel caught b...→

Thousands Of Families Scramble As St. Paul Educators Go On Strike

Thousands Of Families Scramble As St. Paul Educators Go On Strike

Roughly 37,000 St. Paul students did not have class on Tuesday, forcing families to figure out "Plan B." Read full article: Thousands Of Families Scramble As St. Pa...→

Chicago Mayor Releases Thousands of Emails From Private Accounts

Chicago Mayor Releases Thousands of Emails From Private Accounts

The city of Chicago released thousands of email messages from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s personal accounts on Wednesday as part of a settlement with a government wat [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Releases Thousands of Emai...→

A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago  [...]

A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago [...]

A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago Tribune, joining a growing number of journalists who have departed since a hedg [...] Read full article: A managing editor and the publisher and ...→

Trump praises contributions of African-Americans at Black History Month celebration

Trump praises contributions of African-Americans at Black History Month celebration

President Trump hailed the achievements of African-Americans Thursday at a White House ceremony marking Black History Month, saying blacks have enriched U.S. c [...] Read full article: Trump praises contributions of African-A...→

Aon's top Chicago exec leaving after being passed over in succession race

Co-president Michael O'Connor will "pursue other opportunities" after the commercial insurance brokerage and consultancy promoted fellow co-president Eric Ande [...] Read full article: Aon's top Chicago exec leaving after bei...→

'It's all or nothing': Families of 4 black men accused of 1949 rape ask for exoneration

'It's all or nothing': Families of 4 black men accused of 1949 rape ask for exoneration

The 70-year-old case against Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Earnest Thomas has remained a disturbing example of racial injustice from the [...] Read full article: 'It's all or nothing': Families of 4 bla...→

2020 Democrats not doing enough to reach African Americans, says chair of Nevada county's black caucus

"There's a lot of feeling that our vote is taken for granted," Yvette Williams, chairwoman of the Clark County Black Caucus, told Newsweek. Read full article: 2020 Democrats not doing enough to reach...→

Chicago elementary school’s ‘African animals’ project for Black History Month outrages parents

Chicago elementary school’s ‘African animals’ project for Black History Month outrages parents

The project was assigned by three kindergarten teachers, all of whom are white, at a top-rated neighborhood public school on the South Side. Read full article: Chicago elementary school’s ‘African ani...→

All-Star Game Delivers Thousands Of Dollars To Chicago Students

All-Star Game Delivers Thousands Of Dollars To Chicago Students

It was an NBA All-Star weekend to remember in Chicago and the game was also a victory for Chicago school kids. Read full article: All-Star Game Delivers Thousands Of Doll...→

Black-Owned Chicago Printing Business Contracted by Bloomberg Presidential Campaign

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is receiving quite a bit of help from a Chicago-based company in his attempt to gain support from voters across the count [...] Read full article: Black-Owned Chicago Printing Business Co...→

Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Closes, Leaving Thousands of Couples Stranded

Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Closes, Leaving Thousands of Couples Stranded

Noah’s Event Venue, an event company with reportedly 42 venues in 25 states as of 2019, abruptly closed its doors last week with little notice. Now, thousands [...] Read full article: Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Clo...→

Black History Month: NJ Bookstore Shines Spotlight On African-American Stories

Black History Month: NJ Bookstore Shines Spotlight On African-American Stories

The store offers book clubs, signings, readings and more, but most importantly, young readers say Source Of Knowledge offers perspective. Read full article: Black History Month: NJ Bookstore Shines...→

Chicago Field Museum Exhibit Honors Its First African American Taxidermist

Chicago Field Museum Exhibit Honors Its First African American Taxidermist

Few may recognize his name, but chances are, you've seen his work inside Chicago's Field Museum. The museum's first African American taxidermist, Carl Cotton, [...] Read full article: Chicago Field Museum Exhibit Honors Its ...→

Feder: Music critic Greg Kot leaving Chicago Tribune

Feder: Music critic Greg Kot leaving Chicago Tribune

Greg Kot, the nationally renowned authority on popular music for the Chicago Tribune, is leaving the newspaper after 40 years -- including the last 30 as music [...] Read full article: Feder: Music critic Greg Kot leaving Chi...→

Women's March Chicago draws thousands of women downtown

Women's March Chicago draws thousands of women downtown

Thousands of women and their allies from all over from the Chicago area and nearby cities gathered in Grant Park, Chicago in support of women's rights, social [...] Read full article: Women's March Chicago draws thousands of...→

Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s March

Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s March

Thousands of people flooded the streets of Chicago Saturday afternoon to push for equality as part of the Chicago Women’s March. Demonstrators also gathered in [...] Read full article: Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s M...→

Hahnemann University Hospital to Close, Leaving Thousands Out of Work

Hahnemann University Hospital to Close, Leaving Thousands Out of Work

Financially-strapped historic Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia is slated to close later this summer. Read full article: Hahnemann University Hospital to Close, ...→

Families raise thousands for school janitors on cleaning sprees amid COVID-19 crisis

Families raise thousands for school janitors on cleaning sprees amid COVID-19 crisis

While schools are closed across the country, custodial staff are doing their part to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus with deep cleanings. Read full article: Families raise thousands for school jani...→

Nonprofit Turning Food Donated by MGM National Harbor Into Thousands of Meals for Families

Nonprofit Turning Food Donated by MGM National Harbor Into Thousands of Meals for Families

Days after MGM National Harbor temporarily closed, it opened its doors to donate food that otherwise would’ve gone bad to the community. A Rockville, Maryland, [...] Read full article: Nonprofit Turning Food Donated by MGM Na...→

Black and Missing Foundation shines spotlight on missing persons and their families - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

Derrica Wilson and her sister Natalie noticed what had become the norm for mainstream media when it comes to the plight of missing women and girls of color: th [...] Read full article: Black and Missing Foundation shines spot...→

Seattle will provide $800 in supermarket vouchers to thousands of families during coronavirus crisis

Seattle will provide $800 in vouchers to more than 6,000 families to help them buy food, cleaning supplies and other household goods during the coronavirus pan [...] Read full article: Seattle will provide $800 in supermarket...→

Black hockey players excel on ice despite history of racism, lack of rinks in Chicago

Black hockey players excel on ice despite history of racism, lack of rinks in Chicago

A dearth of ice rinks and long history of racial tension have hampered efforts to diversify hockey’s ranks—but that’s changing. Read full article: Black hockey players excel on ice despit...→

COVID-19 Plans For Chicago Schools: No Closing, Boxed Food For Vaughn Families

COVID-19 Plans For Chicago Schools: No Closing, Boxed Food For Vaughn Families

CBS 2 has learned that a a group of students went through a sort of "drive-thru testing" at the school on Sunday. Parents said they were able to get their chil [...] Read full article: COVID-19 Plans For Chicago Schools: No C...→

‘Legends’ becomes Black Ensemble Theater’s most powerful statement on the African American experience

‘Legends’ becomes Black Ensemble Theater’s most powerful statement on the African American experience

Where previous BET productions entertained and educated, "Legends" entertains and confronts — the element of pretend is gone. Read full article: ‘Legends’ becomes Black Ensemble Theater...→

Chicago Public Schools Releases Coronavirus Plan With Message to Families

Chicago Public Schools Releases Coronavirus Plan With Message to Families

Chicago Public Schools’ coronavirus plan, released to parents this week, leads with one overarching message: “If you’re sick, stay home.” And if you come to sc [...] Read full article: Chicago Public Schools Releases Coronavi...→

2 Top Chicago Tribune Editors Leaving as Part of Shakeup

A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago Tribune, joining a growing number of journalists who have departed since a hedg [...] Read full article: 2 Top Chicago Tribune Editors Leaving as...→

Wuhan means more than coronavirus to Chicago families who adopted kids there

Wuhan means more than coronavirus to Chicago families who adopted kids there

Twenty years ago, a Sun-Times reporter joined the dozen families as they traveled to China. "I can’t picture my life without her," one mom says now of her adop [...] Read full article: Wuhan means more than coronavirus to Chi...→

40 best African American and black books, according to the NAACP

40 best African American and black books, according to the NAACP

Celebrate Black History Month reading these NAACP-nominated books, from fiction to poetry and young adult literature. Read full article: 40 best African American and black books...→

School Assigns African Animals Project For Black History Month

School Assigns African Animals Project For Black History Month

Chicago is rich in black history – with Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable as the first settler, Harold Washington as the first black mayor, and Barack Obama going o [...] Read full article: School Assigns African Animals Project F...→

Chicago Transit apologizes for Abe Lincoln tweet honoring Black History Month

Chicago Transit apologizes for Abe Lincoln tweet honoring Black History Month

Chicago’s mass transit system apologized this week after a tweet recognizing Abraham Lincoln for Black History Month sparked a backlash. Read full article: Chicago Transit apologizes for Abe Linco...→

Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Closes, Leaving Thousands of Couples Stranded

Noah’s Event Venue, an event company with reportedly 42 venues in 25 states as of 2019, abruptly closed its doors last week with little notice. Now, thousands [...] Read full article: Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Clo...→

African American Museum Helps Families Preserve Heirlooms, Artifacts

African American Museum Helps Families Preserve Heirlooms, Artifacts

The National Museum of African American History and Culture invited people to bring out their family artifacts Wednesday and learn a little more about their ow [...] Read full article: African American Museum Helps Families P...→

First 24-hour news channel “by and for” African Americans set to launch during Black History Month

First 24-hour news channel “by and for” African Americans set to launch during Black History Month

The Black News Channel, founded by a former Republican congressman, will try to win the growing Black cable news audience. Concerns about who’s running the net [...] Read full article: First 24-hour news channel “by and for” ...→

Chicago Black Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday

Chicago Black Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday

Jacqulyn Hill, owner of Whipped Inc., sees Chicago Black Restaurant Week as a way to expand her business. Read full article: Chicago Black Restaurant Week kicks off ...→

Tornado rips through Arkansas city, damaging building and leaving thousands without power

Tornado rips through Arkansas city, damaging building and leaving thousands without power

The mayor of Jonesboro said the more people may could have been harmed by the tornado had the mall not been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Tornado rips through Arkansas city, dama...→

Hahnemann University Hospital to Close, Leaving Thousands Out of Work

Hahnemann University Hospital to Close, Leaving Thousands Out of Work

Financially-strapped historic Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia is slated to close later this summer. Read full article: Hahnemann University Hospital to Close, ...→

Chicago school officials must take a bold stand to help families get through the coronavirus pandemic | Letters

Chicago school officials must take a bold stand to help families get through the coronavirus pandemic | Letters

Lifting the ban on rent control, a no-evictions policy and hiring parents to clean schools are among the steps that the Board of Education can support. Read full article: Chicago school officials must take a bol...→

Families raise thousands for school janitors on cleaning sprees amid COVID-19 crisis

Families raise thousands for school janitors on cleaning sprees amid COVID-19 crisis

While schools are closed across the country, custodial staff are doing their part to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus with deep cleanings. Read full article: Families raise thousands for school jani...→

Struggling single mom turns her life around by helping feed thousands of Tampa Bay area families

Struggling single mom turns her life around by helping feed thousands of Tampa Bay area families

Kim Ramey turned her life around at Feeding Tampa Bay where she is now running the nonprofit’s mobile food pantry. Read full article: Struggling single mom turns her life aro...→

Nonprofit Turning Food Donated by MGM National Harbor Into Thousands of Meals for Families

Nonprofit Turning Food Donated by MGM National Harbor Into Thousands of Meals for Families

Days after MGM National Harbor temporarily closed, it opened its doors to donate food that otherwise would’ve gone bad to the community. A Rockville, Maryland, [...] Read full article: Nonprofit Turning Food Donated by MGM Na...→

Travel Booking Site Shuts Down, Leaving Customers Stranded and on the Hook for Thousands of Dollars

Travel Booking Site Shuts Down, Leaving Customers Stranded and on the Hook for Thousands of Dollars

It appears popular travel site Bookit.com may be going belly up after customers say they’re stranded at resorts right now because Bookit never paid for their v [...] Read full article: Travel Booking Site Shuts Down, Leaving ...→

Black and Missing Foundation shines spotlight on missing persons and their families - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

Derrica Wilson and her sister Natalie noticed what had become the norm for mainstream media when it comes to the plight of missing women and girls of color: th [...] Read full article: Black and Missing Foundation shines spot...→

Illinois’ 2020 primary leaves hundreds of thousands of ballots still to be counted in Chicago alone

Illinois’ 2020 primary leaves hundreds of thousands of ballots still to be counted in Chicago alone

Voters braved emergency conditions to hit the polls Tuesday amid a global pandemic that has had a dramatic impact on the election process. Read full article: Illinois’ 2020 primary leaves hundreds o...→

Seattle will provide $800 in supermarket vouchers to thousands of families during coronavirus crisis

Seattle will provide $800 in vouchers to more than 6,000 families to help them buy food, cleaning supplies and other household goods during the coronavirus pan [...] Read full article: Seattle will provide $800 in supermarket...→

Black Chicago swim team member confronted by police, files lawsuit against three police departments - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

Butler was allegedly walking back to a team bus at the end of a trip by the Eastern Illinois University swim team when the incident occurred. The team was retu [...] Read full article: Black Chicago swim team member confronte...→

Black hockey players excel on ice despite history of racism, lack of rinks in Chicago

Black hockey players excel on ice despite history of racism, lack of rinks in Chicago

A dearth of ice rinks and long history of racial tension have hampered efforts to diversify hockey’s ranks—but that’s changing. Read full article: Black hockey players excel on ice despit...→

Some African-American cops feel caught between black and blue

Some African-American cops feel caught between black and blue

Chicago's black police officers describe navigating dual loyalties—to the force for which they work and the communities from which they came. Read full article: Some African-American cops feel caught b...→

COVID-19 Plans For Chicago Schools: No Closing, Boxed Food For Vaughn Families

COVID-19 Plans For Chicago Schools: No Closing, Boxed Food For Vaughn Families

CBS 2 has learned that a a group of students went through a sort of "drive-thru testing" at the school on Sunday. Parents said they were able to get their chil [...] Read full article: COVID-19 Plans For Chicago Schools: No C...→

Thousands Of Families Scramble As St. Paul Educators Go On Strike

Thousands Of Families Scramble As St. Paul Educators Go On Strike

Roughly 37,000 St. Paul students did not have class on Tuesday, forcing families to figure out "Plan B." Read full article: Thousands Of Families Scramble As St. Pa...→

‘Legends’ becomes Black Ensemble Theater’s most powerful statement on the African American experience

‘Legends’ becomes Black Ensemble Theater’s most powerful statement on the African American experience

Where previous BET productions entertained and educated, "Legends" entertains and confronts — the element of pretend is gone. Read full article: ‘Legends’ becomes Black Ensemble Theater...→

Chicago Mayor Releases Thousands of Emails From Private Accounts

Chicago Mayor Releases Thousands of Emails From Private Accounts

The city of Chicago released thousands of email messages from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s personal accounts on Wednesday as part of a settlement with a government wat [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Releases Thousands of Emai...→

Chicago Public Schools Releases Coronavirus Plan With Message to Families

Chicago Public Schools Releases Coronavirus Plan With Message to Families

Chicago Public Schools’ coronavirus plan, released to parents this week, leads with one overarching message: “If you’re sick, stay home.” And if you come to sc [...] Read full article: Chicago Public Schools Releases Coronavi...→

A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago  [...]

A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago [...]

A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago Tribune, joining a growing number of journalists who have departed since a hedg [...] Read full article: A managing editor and the publisher and ...→

2 Top Chicago Tribune Editors Leaving as Part of Shakeup

A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago Tribune, joining a growing number of journalists who have departed since a hedg [...] Read full article: 2 Top Chicago Tribune Editors Leaving as...→

Trump praises contributions of African-Americans at Black History Month celebration

Trump praises contributions of African-Americans at Black History Month celebration

President Trump hailed the achievements of African-Americans Thursday at a White House ceremony marking Black History Month, saying blacks have enriched U.S. c [...] Read full article: Trump praises contributions of African-A...→

Aon's top Chicago exec leaving after being passed over in succession race

Co-president Michael O'Connor will "pursue other opportunities" after the commercial insurance brokerage and consultancy promoted fellow co-president Eric Ande [...] Read full article: Aon's top Chicago exec leaving after bei...→

'It's all or nothing': Families of 4 black men accused of 1949 rape ask for exoneration

'It's all or nothing': Families of 4 black men accused of 1949 rape ask for exoneration

The 70-year-old case against Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Earnest Thomas has remained a disturbing example of racial injustice from the [...] Read full article: 'It's all or nothing': Families of 4 bla...→

2020 Democrats not doing enough to reach African Americans, says chair of Nevada county's black caucus

"There's a lot of feeling that our vote is taken for granted," Yvette Williams, chairwoman of the Clark County Black Caucus, told Newsweek. Read full article: 2020 Democrats not doing enough to reach...→

Wuhan means more than coronavirus to Chicago families who adopted kids there

Wuhan means more than coronavirus to Chicago families who adopted kids there

Twenty years ago, a Sun-Times reporter joined the dozen families as they traveled to China. "I can’t picture my life without her," one mom says now of her adop [...] Read full article: Wuhan means more than coronavirus to Chi...→

40 best African American and black books, according to the NAACP

40 best African American and black books, according to the NAACP

Celebrate Black History Month reading these NAACP-nominated books, from fiction to poetry and young adult literature. Read full article: 40 best African American and black books...→

Chicago elementary school’s ‘African animals’ project for Black History Month outrages parents

Chicago elementary school’s ‘African animals’ project for Black History Month outrages parents

The project was assigned by three kindergarten teachers, all of whom are white, at a top-rated neighborhood public school on the South Side. Read full article: Chicago elementary school’s ‘African ani...→

School Assigns African Animals Project For Black History Month

School Assigns African Animals Project For Black History Month

Chicago is rich in black history – with Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable as the first settler, Harold Washington as the first black mayor, and Barack Obama going o [...] Read full article: School Assigns African Animals Project F...→

All-Star Game Delivers Thousands Of Dollars To Chicago Students

All-Star Game Delivers Thousands Of Dollars To Chicago Students

It was an NBA All-Star weekend to remember in Chicago and the game was also a victory for Chicago school kids. Read full article: All-Star Game Delivers Thousands Of Doll...→

Chicago Transit apologizes for Abe Lincoln tweet honoring Black History Month

Chicago Transit apologizes for Abe Lincoln tweet honoring Black History Month

Chicago’s mass transit system apologized this week after a tweet recognizing Abraham Lincoln for Black History Month sparked a backlash. Read full article: Chicago Transit apologizes for Abe Linco...→

Black-Owned Chicago Printing Business Contracted by Bloomberg Presidential Campaign

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is receiving quite a bit of help from a Chicago-based company in his attempt to gain support from voters across the count [...] Read full article: Black-Owned Chicago Printing Business Co...→

Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Closes, Leaving Thousands of Couples Stranded

Noah’s Event Venue, an event company with reportedly 42 venues in 25 states as of 2019, abruptly closed its doors last week with little notice. Now, thousands [...] Read full article: Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Clo...→

Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Closes, Leaving Thousands of Couples Stranded

Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Closes, Leaving Thousands of Couples Stranded

Noah’s Event Venue, an event company with reportedly 42 venues in 25 states as of 2019, abruptly closed its doors last week with little notice. Now, thousands [...] Read full article: Popular Wedding Venue Chain Abruptly Clo...→

African American Museum Helps Families Preserve Heirlooms, Artifacts

African American Museum Helps Families Preserve Heirlooms, Artifacts

The National Museum of African American History and Culture invited people to bring out their family artifacts Wednesday and learn a little more about their ow [...] Read full article: African American Museum Helps Families P...→

First 24-hour news channel “by and for” African Americans set to launch during Black History Month

First 24-hour news channel “by and for” African Americans set to launch during Black History Month

The Black News Channel, founded by a former Republican congressman, will try to win the growing Black cable news audience. Concerns about who’s running the net [...] Read full article: First 24-hour news channel “by and for” ...→

Black History Month: NJ Bookstore Shines Spotlight On African-American Stories

Black History Month: NJ Bookstore Shines Spotlight On African-American Stories

The store offers book clubs, signings, readings and more, but most importantly, young readers say Source Of Knowledge offers perspective. Read full article: Black History Month: NJ Bookstore Shines...→

Chicago Black Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday

Chicago Black Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday

Jacqulyn Hill, owner of Whipped Inc., sees Chicago Black Restaurant Week as a way to expand her business. Read full article: Chicago Black Restaurant Week kicks off ...→

Chicago Field Museum Exhibit Honors Its First African American Taxidermist

Chicago Field Museum Exhibit Honors Its First African American Taxidermist

Few may recognize his name, but chances are, you've seen his work inside Chicago's Field Museum. The museum's first African American taxidermist, Carl Cotton, [...] Read full article: Chicago Field Museum Exhibit Honors Its ...→

Feder: Music critic Greg Kot leaving Chicago Tribune

Feder: Music critic Greg Kot leaving Chicago Tribune

Greg Kot, the nationally renowned authority on popular music for the Chicago Tribune, is leaving the newspaper after 40 years -- including the last 30 as music [...] Read full article: Feder: Music critic Greg Kot leaving Chi...→

Women's March Chicago draws thousands of women downtown

Women's March Chicago draws thousands of women downtown

Thousands of women and their allies from all over from the Chicago area and nearby cities gathered in Grant Park, Chicago in support of women's rights, social [...] Read full article: Women's March Chicago draws thousands of...→

Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s March

Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s March

Thousands of people flooded the streets of Chicago Saturday afternoon to push for equality as part of the Chicago Women’s March. Demonstrators also gathered in [...] Read full article: Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s M...→