Celebrating Black History Makers: Terrance Wallace Has Brought 10 At-Risk Boys To Live Together In Barrington Hills For A New LifeTerrance Wallace is happily taking on an enormous responsibility - becoming a role model and father figure, and a History Maker.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Liz Abunaw Is Working To Conquer Food Inequality With Forty Acres Fresh MarketLiz Abunaw has always had a passion for food. Abunaw was at General Mills for a decade, and later at Microsoft. A corporate reorganization and layoff led her to focus on her first love and something more – the issue of food inequality in Chicago.
Black History: At 101, Catherine Stovall Receives Dr. Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement HonorIt was a long time coming for a south suburban trailblazer to win the Dr. Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement award.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Sydney Barber Is First Black Female Brigade Commander At U.S. Naval AcademyAt 21 years old, a Lake Forest native became the first Black female brigade commander ever at the U.S. Naval Academy.
CBS 2 Celebrates Black History Month With 'History Makers'February is Black History Month and CBS Chicago is proud to celebrate the culture, heritage and history of the Black community.
Black History Makers: Donate To DuSable Museum Of African American HistoryFor Black History Month, we are celebrating catalysts of change as well as the DuSable Museum of African American History's 60th anniversary here in Chicago.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Dr. Ngozi Ezike Has Been Illinois' Guide During The COVID-19 PandemicIllinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike has been the calm, yet commanding voice we've needed over the year.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Kelly Fair Devoted Her Life To Empowering Young Girls With Polished Pebbles ProgramKelly Fair is devoting her life to empowering Chicago's at-risk girls.
Amid Pandemic, Kuumba Kids Dance Troupe Taking To Live-Streaming Annual PerformanceThe Kuumba Kids dance troupe in Oak Park has put on a performance drawing hundreds of residents every Black History Month for the past 15 years.
Former Bear Matt Forte's Foundation Launching $3 Million Program To Help Black Entrepreneurs In Underserved Chicago CommunitiesMatt Forte, who played eight of his 10 years in the NFL with the Bears, still makes his home in Chicago - and he's doing work to make an impact off the field here as well.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Homer Bryant Breaks Norms With 'Hiplet,' Bringing Together Hip Hop, BalletCBS 2’s Audrina Bigos introduces us to Homer Bryant and his branchild - the Hiplet ballerinas. He brought together hip hop and ballet in an innovative way.
Field Museum Exhibit Tells Story Of Barrier-Breaking Taxidermist Carl CottonIn 1947, it was more than just rare for a Black man to work as a taxidermist at a world class museum. In Chicago, at least, it was unheard of – until Carl Cotton came along.
Kendall Jackson Of Northwest Indiana Becomes First African-American Female Eagle ScoutThis month, one Northwest Indiana teenager isn’t just celebrating Black History – she has become a part of it.
CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker, Rev. Jesse Jackson Honored During Black History MonthReverend Jackson was not able to participate in the virtual ceremony on Tuesday because he is recovering from surgery.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Dr. Abdullah Hasan Pratt; A Doctor, Teacher, Mentor, And ActivistThis Black History Month, we want to tell you about a young Chicagoan who wears several hats - doctor, teacher, mentor, and activist.