Gene Flaws Common In Blacks With Breast CancerAfrican 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.
Jesse White Urges More African Americans To Become Organ DonorsWhite said African Americans account for 56 percent of those who need an organ transplant, but make up 32 percent of the donors.
Diabetes Hits Especially Hard In Poor Black CommunitiesDr. 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.”
Mayor Denies Discrimination In School Closing PlansMayor 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.
North Chicago Police Brochure Stirs Racial TensionsA 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.
Obama's Inauguration On King Holiday Carries Dual SignificanceWith 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.
Gardner Meets With Mayor About Improving Black Job NumbersAfrican-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.
Businessman Leads Protest To Demand Black Construction JobsLegendary 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.
Prominent Businessman Leads Protest Over Lack Of Construction Jobs For BlacksThe 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.
Study: Many Young Minority Voters Could Be Turned Away Due To ID LawsA sizable number of young minority voters could find themselves turned away from polling places in November because of new photo ID laws.
Blacks, Hispanics Still More Likely To Get Traffic Tickets In IllinoisIf you’re black or brown, you’re still more likely to get a traffic ticket in Illinois than if you’re white.
Wells Fargo Settles With Atty. Gen. Madigan Over Subprime Lending PracticesIllinois 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.
CTA, Mayor's Office: Local Community Will Work On 95th Street Red Line Station RehabThe 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.
Juneteenth March Laments Plague Of Violence In ChicagoA 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.
Rep. Walsh Defends His Comments About Minorities, Government AidU.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is taking heat for some comments he made at a recent town hall meeting in Schaumburg.