| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:09 PM
Winter is, or ought to be, museum season. Outdoor activities do not beckon, or ought not to, especially here in the flatland. And everyone in the house is, or ought to be, stir-crazy. Our area's museums have responded by planning shows on subjects ranging...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 12:18 PM
In England, they have Boxing Day. In America, the day after Christmas — heck, the entire week between Christmas and New Year's — can feel like the aftermath of a holiday bout. Between running to the mall to return that terrible sweater (what...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Sisters Jordyn Sims and Monique Partee are hoping to start a new tradition — to mark the seven days of Kwanzaa by spending time with family and reflecting on the principles the holiday represents.
The sisters joined their grandparents Friday at...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Chicago businessman Robert Blackwell is taking over as interim president and CEO at the DuSable Museum of African American History, but he intends to be an “activist” in the role, he said.
Blackwell's appointment to replace, temporarily,...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Carol Adams, president and CEO of the DuSable Museum of African American History, will retire on Dec. 31, according to an announcement from the museum. Adams joined the institution on Nov. 9, 2009.
During her years in office she developed Chicago Public...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:58 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday warned opponent Bruce Rauner would gut education and other social services, while the Republican challenger charged that Quinn is in a group of Chicago machine politicians who have led the state “down a bad...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:33 AM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sharply clashed Tuesday night over who could better improve the lives of African Americans during a South Side debate focused on education, crime, jobs and taxes.
Rauner is trying to...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:00 AM
"Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade" can be taken in on two levels.
One aspect of this new exhibition at the DuSable Museum of African American History is that it uses a plethora of wall cards to deliver 350 years of...
| May 4, 2014
Jessica Disu preaches peace to anyone who will listen.
The 25-year-old Chicago-born hip-hop artist, who goes by FM Supreme, will spend Mother's Day with other community activists leading a march from the DuSable Museum of African American History...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Even into his so-called golden years, the writer Sam Greenlee was outspoken about the curious fate of his 1973 film "The Spook Who Sat by the Door." A Chicago native, Greenlee, 83, died from natural causes early Monday morning at his home.
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Two weeks ago, a white supremacist opened fire outside of the Jewish Community Center and at an assisted living facility in Overland Park, Kan. He is charged with murdering three people.
After his arrest, he yelled "Heil Hitler" from inside a squad car....