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A. Philip Randolph: Cultural Grounding Key to His Success
February 21, 2019
Randolph’s grounding in his own culture enabled him to successfully collaborate with others, including Whites, other labor unions, government officials and politicians. Racial and cultural grounding are prerequisites for effectively working with others and must become part of conversations and strategies to reverse Blacks’ current self-denigrating mindsets and ineffective leadership. That said, the following are highlights in A. Philip Randolph’s quest to improve the quality of life for Blacks and other oppressed people. ... read more »
Congresswoman’s Sister Remembered as ‘Joyful’ and ‘Radiating’
February 14, 2019
Watson Bradfield, a trailblazer in her own right, was born July 22, 1938 into a family of trailblazers.  She was the youngest of four children. Her father, William Watson, was one of the first African American police officers in Los Angeles. Her grandfather, Spencer Watson, was a civil rights activist, involved in organizing the pullman porters along with Bayard Rustin. And, her grandmother Belle O’Neal was the surgical nurse who worked on the first open heart surgery with Dr. Clarence Williams in Chicago. ... read more »
Reducing Impact of Violence Among Children
February 14, 2019
For years, research has shown that violence is learned behavior.  A decade ago, the Howard University Violence Prevention Project (HUVPP) found that children’s exposure to community violence can predict their social and emotional behavior, both in school and at home.  In other words, the more elementary school children are exposed to community violence, the more likely they will have adjustment problems. Unfortunately, while this probably not a revelation to most people, the HUVPP findings are just as valid today, chiefly because the underlying causes for violence have not changed. ... read more »
‘Empire’ Cast Member Alleges Homophobic Attack in Chicago
February 1, 2019
A cast member on the hit television show "Empire'' alleged he was physically attacked by men in Chicago who shouted racial and homophobic slurs, police said Tuesday. ... read more »
TAYE DIGGS TO HOST 24TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS
January 3, 2019
Acclaimed film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs will host the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today.  Diggs is currently starring in The CW drama “All American” and was recently seen in the romantic comedy “Set It Up.” ... read more »
Rams Throttle Cardinals 31-9; Eying Post Season Bye
December 27, 2018
Looking to snap a two-game losing streak, the Los Angeles Rams resembled the team that has been seen during the first 11 weeks of the season, and not the previous two. Rams quarterback Jared Goff found himself of old and was efficient in Sundays 31-9 victory over the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. ... read more »
Family of Kenneka Jenkins Sues Rosemont Hotel Over Her Death in Freezer
December 20, 2018
The mother of a woman who was found dead in a suburban Chicago hotel freezer is suing the hotel, its security company and the restaurant that may have been leasing the space where the 19-year-old was found. ... read more »
Ex-Chicago Officer’s Sentencing Date Set in McDonald Murder
December 20, 2018
A judge has set a Jan. 18 sentencing date for a White former Chicago police officer convicted of murder in the shooting death of Black teenager Laquan McDonald. ... read more »
Judge Denies Request for Name of Officer who Killed Guard
November 30, 2018
Roberson, who was Black, was working security at Manny's Blue Room in Robbins, southwest of Chicago, when he was fatally shot outside the bar Nov. 11 by a White Midlothian officer. Roberson was holding someone at gunpoint who had been involved in an earlier shooting when he was shot and killed. ... read more »
Chicago Defends Location of Obama Library in Federal Court
November 29, 2018
The City of Chicago made its first full-throated response this week to a lawsuit seeking to stop construction of the Obama Presidential Center, saying the buildings would sit on land that wasn't subject to restrictive public-trust laws. ... read more »
Mourners Attend Funeral for Security Guard Shot By Officer
November 29, 2018
Witnesses say Jemel Roberson was fatally shot on Nov. 11 while holding a man at gunpoint who'd been involved in an earlier shooting at the bar ... read more »
Lakers Sign 18-Year NBA Veteran Center Tyson Chandler
November 6, 2018
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Tyson Chandler, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. ... read more »
Singer Chaka Khan to be Grand Marshal of Rose Parade
October 25, 2018
Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award-winning R&B/soul artist, was named today as the grand marshal of 2019 Tournament of Roses. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette-Kanye West ‘Think for Yourself Man!’
October 25, 2018
Kanye Omari West: American rapper/singer/songwriter/record producer/ entrepreneur/fashion designer was born 1977 in Atlanta, raised in Chicago, Kanye first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for recording artists such as Jay-Z, Ludacris and Alicia Keys. ... read more »
Director Steve James Talks New Starz Docu-Series ‘America to Me’
October 18, 2018
Emmy Award-winning Steve James is one of America’s most respected documentarians, working in the field today.  In his new Starz doc-series “America to Me”— a 10-part look at race through the eyes of students, teachers and administrators at Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF) — an elite, racially diverse public high school in a suburb west of Chicago, he gives all of the subjects the opportunity to let it all “hang out” so to speak.   ... read more »
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