| Dec 12, 2014
Women & Children First recently raised more than $36,000 from 322 donors on Indiegogo for store renovation that will take place during the last week of January. The monthlong drive raised $36,405 for the independent bookstore, which will hold a grand...
| 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...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Charmaine Jefferson is resigning after 11 years as executive director of the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, to focus on an arts consulting business attuned to audience-building and education.
Jefferson, 60, said Friday is her...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In one room the kids are busy making creatures out of clay and then seeing them come to life in a Claymation movie they create with a computer program and different backdrops; in another, they're performing in music videos.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Hyde Park residents and visitors may soon get a new method of transportation and it doesn’t require a Ventra card—or any fare at all.
Officials from the 53rd Street Special Service Area, which funds services and programs with local tax...