Raquel Bolton shot this cell phone video of a woman yelling racial epithets at a Chicago beach. (YouTube/Raquel Bolton)

White Woman Splashed At Chicago Beach Gets Racial, Video Posted Online

A Plainfield mom says she found herself having a talk with her kids about racism after an ugly incident this week in Chicago.


Members of Grant Memorial AME Church hold balloons representing each of the nine  people killed at sister church(Credit: Mariam Sobh)

Chicago Services Remember Victims Of Charleston Church Shooting

Grant Memorial AME Church on Chicago’s South Side today honored the lives of the people killed at their sister church in Charleston last week, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.


Marchers in the first annual Juneteenth Parade in East Garfield Park. (Credit: CBS)

Charleston Shooting Spurs Chicagoans To Reflect On Racism

Participants at the first annual African-American Awareness and Appreciation Parade celebrated Juneteenth in East Garfield Park, marking the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery.


(Credit: PLOS ONE)

The Most Racist Parts Of America, According To Google

A new study finds that the most racist parts of America are in areas that you probably would expect. However, there are two interesting points beyond the obvious.



Give Trevor Noah a Chance

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — Like many others, I jumped on the anti-Trevor Noah bandwagon yesterday after reading that some of his past tweets were tinged with anti-Jewish sentiment and poked fun at obese women. […]


University of Virginia student Martese Johnson (C) and his lawyer, Daniel Watkins (R) walk to the Charlottesville District Court before Johnson's hearing on March 26, 2015 in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Johnson, a Chicago resident, was arrested by Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control agents on March 18. Video in which Johnson appears bloodied, went viral after his arrest. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Case Continued For Chicago Man In Bloody Arrest In Virginia

In a show of solidarity, supporters crowded into a courtroom Thursday as a University of Virginia student made his first court appearance after a bloody arrest outside a bar that sparked a police investigation.



Chiditarod Issues Apology After Team Wearing Blackface Participates

The annual Chiditarod features teams dressed in costumes with decorated shopping carts racing to raise money and food for the Greater Food Depository, but the organization is apologizing after one team featured members wearing blackface.


Clippers fans express their views on owner Donald Sterling. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Sterling Is Over And Much Else Is Not

We were all enablers of a racist man through inaction.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

Blake Griffin and Donald Sterling. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jones: The Real Outrage Behind People Like Donald Sterling? The Violence In Chicago

An NBA owner is caught on audio tape spewing racist commentary, including, among other things, telling his mistress that she shouldn’t associate with black men in public.


Magic Johnson. (credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Centric)

Magic Johnson On Clippers Owner: ‘He Has To Lose The Team’

The Hall of Famer was in the Chicago region Monday, attending a fundraising benefit dinner for Gary’s Community School Corporation.


Donald Sterling. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let’s Mock Donald Sterling Apologists

After insensitive racially-charged remarks, Donald Sterling is in danger of losing his Clippers.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2014

Blake Griffin and Donald Sterling. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Probes Alleged Recording Of Clippers Owner

Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.


Clippers owner Donald Sterling, second from left. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Hanley: Clippers Owner Caught In Racist Rant

In an OMG story from TMZ Saturday, despicable Donald Sterling is caught on tape confirming what many knew: The L.A. Clippers owner is the NBA’s resident racist.


Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Baffoe: NFL’s ‘Progressive’ Race Stance Is About The Color Green

With money on the NFL’s mind, there’s a double standard with the proposed N-word rule.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2014

McNally's pub in Beverly. (Credit: CBS)

Band Claims Show Cut Short Because Of ‘Too Many Black People’ At Bar

A blues band claims their performance at a bar in Beverly was cut short because there were “too many black people” in the audience.


Matt Barnes. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Baffoe: Understanding Why Some People Don’t Get To Use Slurs

Take this as a reminding sign next to your proverbial teleprompter, if you will, and save yourself the risk of some very big headaches and maybe even an epiphany in the future. You’ll thank me.

670 The Score–11/15/2013

Washington Redskins.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let’s Mock People Agreeing With Rick Reilly’s Awful Washington Football Column

This isn’t difficult. A team’s name is rooted in the genocide of a people. That’s not an opinion.

670 The Score–09/20/2013

Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. (Credit: CBS)

Black Security Guard Accuses Christ Hospital Of Racism

A current security officer and a former one filed a lawsuit Tuesday, alleging various forms of racism toward African-American employees at the public safety department of Advocate Christ Medical Center.


Riley Cooper. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Riley Cooper Is An Opportunity To Learn And Teach If We Let It Be One

I’ve said it. Thousands of times. It’s not something I’m proud of. Much the opposite, really.



Man Charges Racism In West Suburban Berwyn

An African American man claims he was the target of a racial attack, simply for driving his car down the street in a western suburb.