March 27, 2013
Adele, Louis C.K. and others make our list of black allies -- and wannabes with questionable motives.
by Monroe Anderson onJanuary 19, 2013
Prompted by mass shootings, Obama's reforms could take on new meaning for cities beset by violence.
by Washington Post onFebruary 23, 2011
Obama's ex-chief of staff won the race for Chicago mayor by a surprisingly decisive margin that included carrying all of the city's predominantly black wards. Now comes the truly hard part.
by Nsenga Burton onFebruary 23, 2011
Rahm Emanuel decisively won Tuesday's mayoral election, becoming the city's 55th mayor.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onJanuary 27, 2011
Former White House chief of staff meets residency requirements.
by Lauren Williams onJanuary 5, 2011
There are several candidates on the short list -- but which one is best for the job?
by Lenny McAllister onDecember 30, 2010
With 20 mayoral wannabes, including a hypnotherapist and seven black candidates, there's been lots of drama in Chicago lately. But we should all be concerned about the inability of black Chicago to rally behind one office seeker.
by Nsenga Burton onOctober 1, 2010
With Rahm Emanuel exiting stage left, the president eyes senior adviser Peter Rouse for the gig.
July 15, 2010
Congress says enough is enough, passing the controversial financial reform legislation.
July 24, 2009
What does Valerie Jarrett do? Robert Draper (of the scathing Donald Rumsfeld expose) spills 8,000 words of ink on Jarrett for this weekend's NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, in search of that very idea. He tells a lot of great stories about Jarrett's influence with President Barack Obama, stretching back to the glory days in Chicago's Hyde Park, before their close-knit group of friends and power brokers could ever dream of running the country.
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