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Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, the Chicago team gathers in the field after winning the U.S. final 7-5 over Las Vegas in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Jackie Robinson West, Chicago's beloved Little League champions, will be feted Wednesday, Aug. 27 with t…

August 27, 2014 11:17 am

Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune

CHICAGO | The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.

August 01, 2014 7:00 pm
AP PHOTOS: Maya Angelou's life and art

AP PHOTOS: Maya Angelou's life and art

FILE - In this May 20, 2010, file photo, author Maya Angelou socializes during a garden party at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou, author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," has died, Wake Forest University said Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

May 28, 2014 2:33 pm
Houston hosts MLB diversity business summit

Houston hosts MLB diversity business summit

HOUSTON | Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig touted the progress the league has made in racial hiring practices while stressing his desire to increase the number of black players in the sport.

June 19, 2013 7:24 pm
Houston hosts MLB diversity business summit

Houston hosts MLB diversity business summit

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig speaks to attendees of the league's Diversity Business Summit, a sports diversity employment and business opportunity trade fair, Wednesday in Houston.

June 19, 2013 7:24 pm
Brown v. Board site to mark anniversary of ruling

Brown v. Board site to mark anniversary of ruling

The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic site will display a black doll used in a series of famous race studies to mark the 59th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ended legal segregation in public schools.

May 16, 2013 12:00 am
What's next for the Soul Train brand?

What's next for the Soul Train brand?

Before the death of Don Cornelius stirred pangs of "Soul Train" nostalgia in the American public, a group of black entrepreneurs already had begun working to revive Cornelius' creation and carry it beyond the continued popularity of the show's dances and television reruns.

February 24, 2012 10:00 am
Group pays tribute to memory of Tuskegee Airmen at Cal City school

Group pays tribute to memory of Tuskegee Airmen at Cal City school

CALUMET CITY | The famed Tuskegee Airmen, all-black units in the Army Air Corps during World War II, consisted of 450 African-Americans serving as pilots in combat.

February 17, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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History on parade in Glenwood

History on parade in Glenwood

Hickory Bend Elementary School third-grader Jada Rollins portrays Bessie Coleman, who became the first African-American woman to earn a pilot's license. The students in kindergarten through fourth grade dressed as historic African-Americans and paraded from class to class in honor of Black H…

February 07, 2012 6:30 pm
History on parade in Glenwood

History on parade in Glenwood

Hickory Bend Elementary School first-grader Jaylan Daniels portrays Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, who performed one of the first open-heart surgeries in the United States. The students dressed as historic African-Americans on Tuesday.

February 07, 2012 6:30 pm
History on parade in Glenwood

History on parade in Glenwood

Hickory Bend Elementary School students in kindergarten through fourth grade dressed as historic African-Americans and paraded from class to class on Tuesday.

February 07, 2012 6:30 pm
Movie review: The laudable 'Red Tails' misses its target

Movie review: The laudable 'Red Tails' misses its target

In "Red Tails," the famed Tuskegee Airmen get the John Wayne-style heroic rendering they very much deserve, but in a hackneyed and weirdly context-less story that does them a disservice.

January 20, 2012 12:00 am
Jefferson's Va estate highlights slaves' stories

Jefferson's Va estate highlights slaves' stories

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Thomas Jefferson died, scores of slaves were sold from his Monticello plantation to settle his debts. Peter Fossett, 11, was among them, recalling that he was "born and reared as free, not knowing that I was a slave, then suddenly, at the death of Jefferson, put on …

December 31, 2011 12:00 am
Where you live can help determine your health, studies say

Where you live can help determine your health, studies say

BALTIMORE — Sabrina Oliver looked forward to good schools and safer streets when she moved her family from her crime-ridden and trash-strewn West Baltimore neighborhood to the suburbs, but was surprised to discover another benefit as well — a dramatic improvement in their health.

November 26, 2011 12:00 am
FBI says end near in civil rights-era prosecutions

FBI says end near in civil rights-era prosecutions

Every time we think we've seen the last of the trials for civil rights-era atrocities, it seems, prosecutors will parade some stooped, white-haired defendant before the cameras in shackles.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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NFL maintains diversity hiring practice standards

ORLANDO | The NFL is getting high marks for its diverse hiring practices.

September 15, 2011 3:15 pm

Excerpts from recent Indiana editorials

Enrollment numbers at Indiana State show continued momentum

September 10, 2011 12:00 am
Bernard Hopkins: A man in love with his own voice

Bernard Hopkins: A man in love with his own voice

No one doubts the street cred of Bernard Hopkins, who made his living mugging people in the streets before he got paid to do it in the ring. Growing up in the projects in Philadelphia certainly toughened him, as did a five-year stint in prison for his crimes.

May 15, 2011 3:45 pm Photos

Photos

Potassium may be the key in fending off diabetes

African Americans typically have lower potassium levels, and that may explain why they are twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as whites, Johns Hopkins researcher say.

March 22, 2011 12:00 am
Art exhibit at GSU reflects inspiration, obligation

Art exhibit at GSU reflects inspiration, obligation

UNIVERSITY PARK | "Minority Art: Inspiration, Obligation" is the featured exhibit, discussion, and reception at Governors State University in celebration of African-American History Month.

February 18, 2011 12:00 am
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