You can now add media mogul to Chance’s formidable resume.
Thanks to a recent push on social media, the organizers of a monument to trailblazing journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells have raised enough money—$300,000—to build the memorial.
Yes, this is yet another story of a sorry white person calling the police on a black person for something trivial —his moniker? “Coupon Carl”—but it’s also a cautionary tale of the blowback of such actions; or, as my mama says, “When you point a finger, there are three pointing back at you.”
A South Side Chicago neighborhood was the site of violent clashes between police and residents of a community where an officer fatally shot an African-American man on Saturday evening.
While you’re probably familiar with the phenomenon of “driving while black,” a new investigation on Chicago police officers’ tendency to issue multiple tickets for the same parking violations has ushered in a new, absurd phrase into the cultural lexicon. We shall call it “not driving while black.”
A 16-year-old Wisconsin girl who was missing for over a month has finally been tracked down.
Chance the Rapper took a chance and is now engaged to longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley.
Ja’Mal Green is standing inside the entrance of the 87th Street Metra station, on Chicago’s Southside, with a fist full of business cards, telling passersby that he wants to run the city.
The headline above is why it is imperative that we support and affirm Black Lives Matter. It’s why Colin Kaepernick kneels. It is why African Americans have a “complicated” relationship with law enforcement.
Another cop has evaded repercussions after being involved in the fatal shooting of a black person.
A war. A hero. A conflict. A journey.
Respect your elders. I don’t know a child who wasn’t raised with that admonition, which in my household was often accompanied by a swat on the butt or a swift side-eye when due respect wasn’t paid. But it’s generally far later in life when most of us learn the value of also listening to our elders’ stories—often after…
“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.