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Breast Cancer Ribbon

Gene Flaws Common In Blacks With Breast Cancer

African American women have higher rates of breast cancer at younger ages, and their survival rates are lower than white women. Now researchers might have an idea why.

06/03/2013

Jesse White

Jesse White Urges More African Americans To Become Organ Donors

White said African Americans account for 56 percent of those who need an organ transplant, but make up 32 percent of the donors.

WBBM Newsradio–04/01/2013

Terry Martin, who has Type 2 diabetes, tests her blood sugar level. (Credit: CBS)

Diabetes Hits Especially Hard In Poor Black Communities

Dr. Monica Peek, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Chicago, said, “From the recent findings, the top 11 communities for diabetes death rates, 10 of those are African-American.”

03/11/2013

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Mayor Denies Discrimination In School Closing Plans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel seemed unfazed Thursday by a newspaper report showing nine out of ten students attending the Chicago public schools targeted for closure are African Americans.

WBBM Newsradio–03/07/2013

North Chicago Police Brochure Stirs Racial Tensions

A brochure intended to serve as educational materials by the North Chicago Police Department for citizen training has racheted up racial tension in the far north suburb.

WBBM Newsradio–02/26/2013

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Obama’s Inauguration On King Holiday Carries Dual Significance

With President Barack Obama’s second inauguration coming on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday has been a day of special significance for African-Americans.

CBS 2–01/21/2013

Business pioneer Ed Gardner speaks to reporters about meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel about improving the number of African Americans hired for construction jobs on city projects. (Credit: CBS)

Gardner Meets With Mayor About Improving Black Job Numbers

African-American business pioneer Ed Gardner met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, to discuss Gardner’s complaints about a lack of blacks on South Side public construction projects.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2012

About 1,000 protesters marched on Western Avenue and 95th Street, along the border between Chicago and Evergreen Park, to protest the lack of black workers on local construction crews, including two recent projects near that location. (Credit: CBS)

Businessman Leads Protest To Demand Black Construction Jobs

Legendary South Side business owner Ed Gardner on Sunday was once again protesting the lack of black workers on local construction crews, leading about 1,000 demonstrators supporting his cause.

CBS 2–09/30/2012

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Prominent Businessman Leads Protest Over Lack Of Construction Jobs For Blacks

The 87-year old founder and former owner of Soft Sheen Products led a pair of protests in the Beverly neighborhood and Evergreen Park on Monday, over the lack of black workers on local construction crews.

WBBM Newsradio–09/24/2012

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Study: Many Young Minority Voters Could Be Turned Away Due To ID Laws

A sizable number of young minority voters could find themselves turned away from polling places in November because of new photo ID laws.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

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Blacks, Hispanics Still More Likely To Get Traffic Tickets In Illinois

If you’re black or brown, you’re still more likely to get a traffic ticket in Illinois than if you’re white.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

File Photo of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Wells Fargo Settles With Atty. Gen. Madigan Over Subprime Lending Practices

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a $175 million settlement with Wells Fargo on claims that the bank steered African-Americans and Latinos into risky subprime loans.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

CTA RED LINE

CTA, Mayor’s Office: Local Community Will Work On 95th Street Red Line Station Rehab

The Emanuel Administration says the $20 million project to rebuild and expand the CTA Red Line’s 95th Street station will have local community participation from beginning to end.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

James R. Thompson Center

Juneteenth March Laments Plague Of Violence In Chicago

A new women’s group used this date, which is traditionally commemorated as the end of slavery in the United States, to hold an anti-violence rally at the Thompson Center.

WBBM Newsradio–06/19/2012

Rep. Joe Walsh

Rep. Walsh Defends His Comments About Minorities, Government Aid

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is taking heat for some comments he made at a recent town hall meeting in Schaumburg.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

City Should Forget NATO, Focus On Getting Black Men Jobs, Advocates Say

A Bronzeville-based group says City Hall should set its sights on putting more black men to work–instead of hosting an international meeting like NATO.

05/10/2012

Empty Classroom

White Teacher Suspended For Using N-Word In Class

A white teacher at the predominantly African-American Murray Language Academy in the Hyde Park neighborhood has filed a federal lawsuit, after he was suspended for five days for using the N-word in class.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

"Is Marriage For White People?" by Ralph Richard Banks. (Credit: CBS)

Controversial Book Asks ‘Is Marriage for White People?’

The single life is a challenge for many people – dating and finding the right romantic partner are not easy. But for one segment of the population, it is even more difficult, according to a new and controversial book. CBS 2’s Jim Williams takes a look at “Is Marriage for White People?” by Ralph Richard Banks.

CBS 2–01/25/2012

City Hall

Latino Activists Pushing New Ward Map As Compromise

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is still publicly keeping clear of the fight among Chicago aldermen to redraw ward boundaries.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

City Council Chambers

Hispanic Aldermen Propose City Council Map With Only 25 Wards

In the feud over the Chicago ward remap, a familiar, but oft-dismissed push to cut the City Council in half is resurfacing.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

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