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Police Provide Black History Books For Students In Chatham

Students at an elementary school in the Chatham neighborhood were given intellectual treats as part of their African-American studies on this last day of Black History Month.

02/28/2014

An artist's rendering of the Gordon Parks Arts Hall at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools campus. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Lucas, Hobson Give $25M To University Of Chicago Lab Schools

Star Wars creator George Lucas and his wife, investment banker Mellody Hobson, have donated $25 million to the University of Chicago Lab Schools, to help pay for construction of a new arts hall.

02/25/2014

Carol Adams, president and CEO of the DuSable Museum in Chicago (CBS)

At DuSable Museum, Every Month Is Black History Month

CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield pays a visit to the Hyde Park attraction.

02/14/2014

A logo for financial service company Merrill Lynch is seen in New York, June 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge OKs $160M Settlement In Racial-Bias Case Against Merrill Lynch

The eight-year legal saga ended Friday. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman reports.

12/06/2013

A group of six African-American ministers urged state lawmakers to reject legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois on Jan. 7, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

State Senator: Ministers’ Vow Of Backlash For Gay Marriage Vote An ‘Empty Threat’

A coalition of West Side ministers was urging state lawmakers to reject legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois, but at least one lawmaker said the ministers’ threat of political backlash against lawmakers who vote for gay marriage was nothing but an “empty threat.”

WBBM Newsradio–01/07/2013

The well-manicured lawns and well-maintained homes of Chatham. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Chatham

The South Side neighborhood has seen some changes — some good, some bad. But those that live there now are proud of where they call home, CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

12/07/2012

The newest members of the Chicago Fire Department include plaintiffs who sued the city for discrimination nearly 20 years ago. (Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Office)

African Americans Who Sued City Graduate As Firefighters

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker was there Thursday when African-American firefighter applicants took the next step to their new careers.

11/01/2012

Actress Stacey Dash (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.

09/11/2012

Scales Of Justice

Officers Sue, Claim Politics Got Them Cut From Mayor’s Security Detail

The makeup of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s security detail is the subject of a lawsuit.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

Alton Hayes III

Teen Charged With Hate Crime, Says He Was Mad About Trayvon Martin

A teen charged with a hate crime in Oak Park says he attacked and beat up his victim because he was angry about the Trayvon Martin case.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

Police Taping Lawsuit

Steelworker: Officers Beat Me For Videotaping Them

An African-American steel worker says Chicago Police officers beat him up before arresting him for videotaping them last summer, and he has footage to prove it.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Cook County Criminal Courts

Criminal Courthouse Set To Be Renamed For Prominent Judge

The Cook County Criminal Courthouse may soon be getting a new name.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Matthew Hermann

Teen Charged With Hate Crime In Attack On Classmate

An African-American teenager says he was attacked, strangled with a noose and racially taunted by three white youths because of his relationship with a suspect’s family member.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Is Progress Being Made On City Council Remap Effort? Maybe

Efforts to resolve differences over a new Aldermanic ward map broke down along racial lines Thursday, but top City Council officials say they’re hopeful they can reach agreement on a new plan floated this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (File Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel Stays Out Of Ward Remap Scuffle

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to stay out of the very contentious talks among aldermen about redrawing the City of Chicago’s ward boundaries.

12/02/2011

Chicago Firetruck, generic sized image

Fire Dept. Begins Physical Tests After Settling Suit By Black Applicants

They’ve been waiting for a long, long time, but on Tuesday, the first of hundreds of African American applicants finally got a fair shot at Chicago firefighters’ jobs.

CBS 2–11/01/2011

Illinois State Capitol

African-American Civil Rights Groups Defend Illinois Legislative Remap

Four African-American civil rights groups are trying to join Illinois Democrats in the legal defense of a newly drawn legislative district map.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Chicago Fire Department

UPDATED: Chicago Ordered To Hire 111 Black Firefighters

Thousands of African-Americans passed over by the Chicago Fire Department will collect damages under a judgment that reportedly will be approved later Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

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