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Miss. Man Allegedly Beaten, Shot Over Biracial Grandchildren
Craig Wilson, of Smith County, Miss. is in critical condition after being brutally beaten and shot by a family member, allegedly because his biracial grandchildren…
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Exposing Risk-Based Sentencing
Did you know that at least 20 states have sentencing policies that allow them to determine the severity of a criminal sentence based on factors…
Hillary Clinton’s Refusal To Address Ferguson Isn’t Shrewd, It’s Cowardly
Study Suggests Reason Why Black Mothers Breastfeed Less Than White Moms



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Mother of Bali murder suspect opens fundraising site
CHICAGO (AP) – The mother of a man allegedly involved in the death in Indonesia of his girlfriend’s mother has created an online fundraising page…
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Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks…
Third Doctor Dies From Ebola In Sierra Leone
Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash


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Chicago’s African Festival of the Arts Celebrates 25 Years, Friday through Monday
This Labor Day weekend marks 25 years for the African Festival of the Arts, the largest neighborhood festival in Chicago. The annual event will take…
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[LISTEN] Matthews Knowles Says Family Elevator Fight Was A ‘Jedi Mind Trick’
Is Matthew Knowles, singer Beyonce’s dad and former manager, spilling the beans that the infamous elevator incident was staged? Knowles put himself back in the…
T.I. Reflects On The Road To New Album ‘Paperwork: The Motion Picture’
Kem’s ‘Promise To Love’


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Quinn, Rauner to speak to Chicago group
CHICAGO (AP) – The candidates for Illinois governor are set to address a nonprofit group that addresses Chicago area growth. Gov. Pat Quinn and his…
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Quinn Vetoes State Ride-Sharing Regulations
CHICAGO (AP) – Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat…


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Video games come of age as spectator sport
NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades,…
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American, US Airways Will Stop Listing On Orbitz
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz-run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the…
Students Create Roofie Alert Nail Polish
Amazon to Buy Video Game Streaming Platform


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NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril. The Browns…
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Chicago Gives Jackie Robinson West Team Parade and Rally
The game is over, but not the excitement for the Jackie Robinson West team. The City of Chicago gave them a parade Wednesday that ended…
Experts Want To See NFL Act On Domestic Violence
Clippers Sign Doc Rivers To Contract Extension


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Study Suggests Reason Why Black Mothers Breastfeed Less Than White Moms
When it comes to breastfeeding, a persistent racial disparity exists: Black mothers have lower breastfeeding rates than white mothers. In 2010, 62 percent of American…
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Three Ways Insurers Can Discourage Sick From Enrolling
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there’s still wiggle room for them to discourage…
Third Doctor Dies From Ebola In Sierra Leone
Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs


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Chicago celebrates Jackie Robinson West with parade
The Jackie Robinson West Team may not have won the Little League World Series, but Chicago is still treating them like stars. Hopefully the young…


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‘The Doctors’ Rachael Ross Shoots Episode in Englewood, Does Yoga with ‘I am Chicago’ Youth
Dr. Rachael Ross from the popular TV-sitcom   The Doctors chose the Englewood community to shoot an episode for Season 7, which airs Sept. 8.…


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Relationship Doctor On Call: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do But Sometimes….
So here’s a question, how many songs in the history of music were written about breaking up? That’s what I was thinking – Too Many…
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Inspirational Song Of The Day: Lecrae ‘Nuthin
If you want to be a good person, you must look at what you think of what characterizes a good person. We are living in…


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Race and Beyond: Will The Troubles in Ferguson Point Toward a New Way Forward?
Perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself by writing a presumptuous summation of the turmoil roiling the streets of suburban St. Louis. After all, it’s been…
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Knowing Your Government: What Is Freedom Of The Press
Transparency is key to the American way of life. Today, here at home and around the world … the struggle is intense to control information…


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Remy Ma Hustles So Hard She Hasn’t Been Able To Enjoy Family Time Since Prison Release
Remy Ma has been on a mission ever since she was released from prison last month, and it hasn’t left her much time to spend…
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Vanessa Williams Is The Latest Celeb To Owe Back Taxes
No matter who you are, famous or not, it’s hard to escape the Internal Revenue Services. Especially when you owe them. Apparently, Vanessa Williams didn’t…


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Review: The case against binge-watching TV
LAKE CITY, Pa. (AP) — It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits. Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching…
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May the Odds Be (Never) in Minorities’ Favor? Breaking Down the Risk-Based Sentencing Divide
Attorney General Eric Holder recently stirred up a small hornet’s nest in the world of sentencing reform when he called for more research on risk-based…



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