Saturday, July 21, 2018

Tag: chicago

Chicago’s Tap Water Tested Positive For Brain...

A severe amount of poisonous lead was located in the water of nearly 70% of Chicago homes and endanger the lives of countless residents. Around...

Cops Bust Chicago Mini Mart Clerks Accused...

Synthetic marijuana known as K2 has been linked to two deaths and at least 56 illnesses in Chicago in recent weeks and on Monday,...

Cook County Inmates Participate In First Jail-Wide,...

Chicago is allowing inmates to vote while incarcerated, making this the first in-person jail voting operation. Volunteers arrived at Cook County Jail on Saturday (Mar....

Chicago to Deposit $20M In City’s Last...

Chicago officials are joining the nationwide push to #BankBlack by entrusting millions of dollars to the city's last Black-owned lender. City treasurer Kurt Summers announced...

Is Gentrification On Whole Foods’ Shopping List?

Think oil and water. Lions lying down with lambs. Whole Foods Markets, Inc., opening an 18,000-foot store in the predominantly Black, low-income Englewood section...

How Guns, Poverty and Racism Led to...

Baltimore is in the midst of a record wave of gun violence. Following a recent call for a weekend ceasefire from August 5 to...

Chicago Man Founds Project to Help Fathers...

Seven years ago, Sheldon Smith learned he would be a father at the age of 20. After experiencing a childhood with a father who...

Sex Trafficking’s True Victims: Why Are Our...

Mimi Crown’s story is like millions of others that have been and are being told across America. At age 21, she was abducted and...

16-year-Old Chicago Boy Killed by Police, Officers...

Yet another vigil for a slain Black teen sparked protest Tuesday night, as Chicago witnesses noticed officers exchanging "high-fives” at the scene. More than 100 people...

Rahm Emanuel Appoints Task Force to Review...

An official report for the Chicago Police Department — ordered in the wake of the 2014 Laquan McDonald shooting — is available for public...

Chicago Organization Opens African-American Oral History to...

The Chicago-based non-profit, The HistoryMakers announced Friday it is releasing their digital archive to 10 universities around the country, leading up to a minority...

Black Women’s Expo Kicks Off in Chicago,...

The Black Women's Expo kicked off in Chicago this past Tuesday, and the late Sandra Bland was honored during an awards ceremony. The theme of...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Launches Hate Crime Investigation,...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched a hate crime investigation Friday, after state police received multiple accounts of racial slurs through the station's radio airwaves. Mayor Emanuel addressed a...

Family of Phillip Coleman, Who Was Dragged...

A settlement has been reached with the family of a Chicago Black man who was tased and dragged from his jail cell in 2012. Chicago...

Ice Cube, Common Participate in Vh1 Show...

At a panel in Chicago, rappers Common and Ice Cube led a discussion on gun violence with protest organizers for a new special on...

Chicago-Based Organization, Securing College Scholarships for Young...

For 50 years, the Chicago-based organization LINK Unlimited Scholars has been mentoring and educating Black youth — and this year they celebrate their dedication...

Breaking: Massive Protests in Chicago Shuts Down...

Republican front runner Donald Trump had to postpone a rally in Chicago as a wave of protesters let their collective frustration be heard. According to...

With a Year Left in Office, People...

With less than a year left in office, people have begun speculating as to what President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle will do...