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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade Settle the Score with One Last Dance
December 11, 2018
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade culminated a sixteen-year professional basketball relationship, two championships, and two Olympic gold medals under the bright lights of Staples Center on Monday night. With the Lakers’ 105-103 triumph over the Heat, James edged out Wade 16-15 in all-time wins. ... read more »
Harris at Spelman College: “Go forward unburdened, unwavering, and undaunted by the fight”
November 1, 2018
This past week, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris delivered remarks at Spelman College, America’s oldest private, historically Black liberal arts college for women, as part of the school’s annual Homecoming weekend. Speaking to students from Spelman College and the Atlanta University Center, Harris emphasized the urgency of the current political moment, highlighted the importance of young women of color taking on leadership roles, and drew from her own experiences to suggest how young women can remain undaunted by the challenges ahead.  ... read more »
Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs
August 16, 2018
Hart's "Help From The Hart Charity'' and KIPP Public Schools each donated $300,000 in scholarships administered by the fund. Hart also gave $100,000 to the fund in 2015. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
August 13, 2018
For movies opening August 17, 2018. ... read more »
Conservative Nominee Tapped for Post in Kenya Gets Grilling from Dems
August 10, 2018
Democrats are challenging President Trump’s nominee from the Midwestern state of Illinois for the post of U.S. ambassador to Kenya. State Sen. Kyle McCarter’s conservative views run the gamut from opposition to gay rights, restrictions on immigration and locking up former Senator Hillary Clinton. ... read more »
State AGs to DeVos: Work with, Not Against, State Law Enforcement
July 26, 2018
Starting last summer, student loan servicers like Navient have been lobbying DeVos to shield them from liability for their practices. And it’s worked. Despite objections from a bi-partisan group of Attorneys General (AGs), the National Association of Governors, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, DeVos and the Department of Education have increasingly made it more difficult for state and federal law enforcement agencies to do their jobs by retracting information sharing agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and instructing servicers not share student loan information with state law enforcement and banking supervisors. ... read more »
Celebrating Writer and Educator Charles Johnson
May 31, 2018
While a graduate student at SUNY, Johnson produced numerous short stories. In these works, Johnson experimented with the fusing of philosophical interpretative method to literary form.  He later used this technique in his two most important non-fiction books: Being and Race (1988) and Turning the Wheel: Essays in Buddhism and Writing (2003). ... read more »
The Descendants of Dred Scott and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney Meet
March 15, 2017
Charlie Taney read some of the words that his great-great-grand uncle, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, wrote in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision 160 years ago ... read more »
Wear Orange Campaign: Bullets See No Color
June 4, 2016
Supporters from around the world make “American Orange Again” on National Gun Violence Awareness Day ... read more »
Rauner denies clemency for man after someone else confesses
December 16, 2015
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner rejected posthumous clemency for an Illinois man imprisoned for the stabbing of an elderly woman, even though a serial killer confessed to the crime more than a decade after the inmate died. Grover Thompson died in 1996 while serving a 40-year sentence for the attempted 1981 murder of 72-year-old Ida White in Mount Vernon, Illinois. ... read more »
More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on
July 29, 2015
As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she'll keep doing it once she loses her state-subsidized child care. ... read more »
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