Category : Midwest

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

The Black Mall Awards Are Coming Back!

The Black Mall Awards Are Coming Back! Black business owners, black business supporters, save your money and book your hair appointments because The Black Mall Awards are coming back! The Black Mall Awards will be here in Chicago again, and...

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

Early Voting begins for March 20 Primary

VOTING EARLY AT booths like the ones photographed above is one way to avoid lines for many. It is also convenient with 53 voting sites open 7 days a week in Suburban Cook County. Early Voting for the March 20 Gubernatorial Primary Election began o...

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

How Obama and Trump Turned Their Backs on Haitians

From October 2015 to September 2016, more than 6,000 Haitians crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Then the Obama administration announced it would begin sending planes of immigrants back to Haiti, a country still splintered by the earthquake, as well as...

Midwest / Michigan - 8 months ago

Detroit Sip serves coffee, pours hope

Jevona Watson pleads guilty of doing what most people do in their neighborhoods. “As a resident, I too have been guilty of minding my own business to the detriment of the community,” says Watson, an attorney, who decided to do something to improv...

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

Black Latinos are almost invisible in the Census

By Jomaira Salas Pujols, huffingtonpost.com Last week, my younger sister accompanied our father to the doctor, and sent me a picture of his medical intake form. She captioned it: “When your dad realizes he’s Black.” In the picture, I could see tw...

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

The New 411: For Jazz Fans Only

Don Cherry By Raymond Ward, Chicago Crusader FOR JAZZ FANS ONLY!: Ornette Coleman recorded one of the greatest bodies of work in jazz during a 22-month-long burst of creativity. Between 1959 and 1961, the saxophonist and composer released six stud...