“Create your own committees, build your own institutions, give your friends awards, award yourself, and be the gold you wanna hold, my Gs.”
Rashaun Williams is a recovering investment banker and current venture capitalist. He worked at Goldman Sachs and other firms for 13 years before moving to the West Coast to get into the tech world. He is a general partner at Manhattan Venture Partners’ All-Star Fund, a late-stage tech company focused on investing in…
Federal prosecutors have secured their first conviction in the brutal case of a 16-year-old Chicago girl who was murdered on Christmas Eve in 2016. On Tuesday, Charles McFee, 26, admitted to a judge that he delivered Desiree Robinson to an alleged pimp for a “finder’s fee” of $250 in December of that year.
It’s a powerful thing to channel your pain into positive change. On Saturday, Jennifer Hudson did just that when she took to the stage at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., to sing a soul-stirring rendition of Bob Dylan’s protest anthem “The Times They Are a-Changin’.”
A Republican Holocaust denier shunned by his own party will be the GOP nominee for a congressional seat representing a heavily Democratic Chicago suburb. Arthur Jones, a former member of the American Nazi Party, managed to secure the nomination by running unopposed in Tuesday’s primary.
Hannibal Buress has become a victim of his debilitating affliction known as having “no chill” after he was kicked offstage at a Chicago university Saturday for joking about the Roman Catholic Church’s history of sexual assault.
The Chicago Blackhawks have barred four fans from their home games after the Washington Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly was subjected to racist chants while playing in Chicago over the weekend.
An Evanston, Ill., man is filing a police-misconduct complaint after he says he was injured while being detained by police officers who were looking for a robbery suspect last week.
Two teenage boys in Chicago who sexually assaulted a teenage girl and broadcast it on Facebook Live in March 2017 were sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation and ordered to register as sexual offenders.
Chicagoans are protective of their city, and for good reason. Over the past few years, the City of the Big Shoulders has been the go-to dog whistle for Republicans and what-about-black-on-black-crime enthusiasts alike. The city’s spot on America’s Wheel of Sensationalism has dominated the larger national media gaze as…
The Chi is the type of TV show Chicago deserves. If you leave it to the media, the limited picture that’s painted of Chicago turns anyone who’s never been there away from ever coming to Chi-town because of the seemingly limitless examples of violence that plague the city.
This year, for each day of Kwanzaa, The Root is highlighting one person from the community who exemplifies the principle of the day.
Little Kavan Collins was walking down a Chicago street with his mother in June 2016 when he was hit in the face by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting. On Tuesday, the 5-year-old accidentally shot himself in the hand with a handgun he found in the home of a family member, authorities said.
In Chicago, it’s not enough to kill a black teen. After a Chicago police officer took the life of Quintonio LeGrier, 19, nearly two years ago, the city’s attorneys are now looking to sue his family. Their claim? That LeGrier was responsible for the death of an innocent bystander whom the cop also killed.
A Chicago jury has awarded the family of Gizzell Ford, an 8-year-old girl who died at the hands of her abusive grandmother, $48 million after finding that the doctor who had seen Gizzell was medically negligent in his treatment of the child.
Looks like Chicago police over the weekend picked up two idiots who admitted to completely making up a story about a knifepoint robbery by three poor, unsuspecting black men.
The family of 23-year-old Tyler Lumar is still searching for some sort of closure, one year after the young father suffered severe brain damage after he was found hanging from his own shirt inside a Chicago jail.