June 22, 2010
Teen is one of 10 people killed during bloody weekend.
June 1, 2010
Months after the beating death of Derrion Albert, some students and faculty say, despite remaining fear, things at the school have turned around slowly.
by Lynette Holloway onMay 20, 2010
Chicago politicians tell The Root why they called for the National Guard, despite the sad history linked to previous calls.
by Natalie Y. Moore onApril 14, 2010
America's inner cities are virtual food deserts, with nary a grocery store to be found. How one Chicago coalition is trying to change all that.
by Audrey Smaltz onJanuary 6, 2010
Audrey Smaltz, Ebony Fashion Fair’s legendary commentator, reminisces about hitting the road with the doyenne of black fashion.
by Kyle Coward onDecember 22, 2009
A serious music lover laments the passing his favorite record store.
October 18, 2009
David Banner, 9th Wonder, others group in Chicago for MTV special/"Something's Wrong" video shoot.
October 8, 2009
After the Derrion Albert beating, Attorney General Eric Holder tried responding to the growing profile of youth violence in America. In his remarks in Chicago with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, he never once mentioned the word "gun."
by Phoebe Connelly onSeptember 11, 2009
LaDonna Redmond’s on a quest to put fresh, healthy foods in Chicago’s South Side.
August 27, 2009
The casket will be one of many exhibit pieces at the National Museum of African American History and Culture...
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Blogging the Beltway: By pleading the fifth, the person at the scandal's center didn't quell the uproar.
The graphic details documented by onlookers spread quickly on social media.
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