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.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Artist Jeff Beckham Finds New Calling In Old SkillCBS 2 is highlighting the Black history makers in Chicago – the people who are breaking barriers and inspiring future generations. For Jeff Beckham, that meant finding a new calling in an old skill.
Celebrating Black History Makers: Rev. Reginald Sharpe, A Young Pastor With A Dynamic Voice And A Powerful MissionIt's barely been two years since the Rev. Reginald Sharpe Jr. arrived here. But his dynamic voice is already reverberating around the city.
Illinois Hosting February Events To Celebrate Black Businesses In Honor Of Black History MonthState officials are teaming up with the Chicago Urban League and other community groups to host several programs focused on boosting Black- and minority-owned businesses.
Sutherland Elementary Teachers To Get Special Training After Assigning African Animals Project For Black History MonthTeachers at one Chicago school will be getting special training after a homework assignment that left some parents aghast.
Parents Furious After Sutherland Elementary School Assigns African Animals Project For Black History MonthChicago is rich in black history – with Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable as the first settler, Harold Washington as the first black mayor, and Barack Obama going on to become the first black president. Yet, some children in Beverly were given an assignment to write about an African animal.
Abolition Institute Honors People Fighting Slavery In MauritaniaIn honor of Black History Month several people are being recognized for their fight against slavery's last stronghold in Mauritania, a country in western Africa.
History Of The Fire Pole Started With Black Chicago Firehouse In 1870sAfrican American firefighters played a key role in developing a staple of the firehouse: the sliding pole. In honor of Black History Month, CBS 2’s Derrick Young spoke with a retired fire chief turned author.
Free 'Black Panther' Showings Offered Around Chicago AreaAMC is offering free showings of "Black Panther" in honor of Black History Month.
A South Side Institution Is RefurbishedA nine million dollar project to refurbish a South Side institution is complete.
Best Ways To Celebrate Black History Month In ChicagoBlack History Month is designated in February and there are many ways to honor and celebrate. Here you will find the 5 best ways to celebrate Black History Month in Chicago.
Studies Find African Americans Twice As Likely To Have Alzheimer'sFebruary marks Black History Month and the Alzheimer's Association is hoping to raise awareness.
Chicago’s Thompson Center Holds Black History Month CelebrationThe “Building for the Future" event honored the contributions of African Americans in Illinois. Governor Bruce Rauner attended the program.