| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Black History month is an important time to commemorate the accomplishments of blacks around the world; it is also a time to remember and address the unresolved issues in our society dealing with race.
Last year highlighted several issues which, despite...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 11:57 AM
The Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks said Thursday they will move ahead with building an office complex next to the United Center, and the Hawks will look into acquiring enough nearby property to also build a two-rink practice facility on the Near West Side....
| Jan 24, 2015
Before a word is spoken, the Center Stage production of "One Night in Miami," Kemp Powers' play about the aftermath of Cassius Clay's world heavyweight boxing victory on Feb. 25, 1964, delivers a potent jab to the chin.
It comes from the sight of the...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 1:56 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. was surrounded by heavy security when he arrived in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 1965, to give a series of speeches pushing for voting rights legislation.
It was a pivotal point in the civil rights movement, coming three days after the...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 8:43 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was surrounded by heavy security when he arrived in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 1965, to give a series of speeches pushing for voting rights legislation.
It was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement, coming three days...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 5:28 PM
When he first heard that a white police officer had fatally shot a young black man near St. Louis last summer, the Rev. Jamal Bryant got a sick feeling in his stomach.
Then a friend sent video.
"Seeing Michael Brown's body on the ground, covered in...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:08 AM
Of the words most frequently used to describe the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. today, "radical" is not high on the list. With his insistence on nonviolence, his Southern humility, his Christian bearing, and his soaring yet measured oratory, King never cast...
| Jan 17, 2015
On Feb. 25, 1964 in Miami Beach, Cassius Clay won the heavyweight boxing title in the seventh round — a technical knockout — defying the conventional wisdom that Sonny Liston would easily prevail in the ring.
Clay did not go out on the town...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:49 AM
At 5 years old, Gabriel Hubert picked up the trumpet. Then his parents bought him a cornet. He was happy. "My first few weeks I was amazed and astonished," he recalls.
The feeling didn't last. His father, Chicago avant-garde jazz trumpeter Kelan Phil...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:31 AM
A great paradox of Obama’s America is that racism has been so thoroughly condemned that it only rarely receives public attention. To some extent, the election of a black president relaxed what remained of our national focus on race matters, it...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:02 PM
On Oct. 26, 2002, a nationally recognized repository of black culture and literature opened its doors: The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center.
The facility at Northwest 27th Avenue and Sistrunk Boulevard was built with $5 million in...