Arson Probe Launched as Historic Swift Mansion in Bronzeville Catches Fire

CAPTION: Fire erupts at historic Swift Mansion in Bronzeville on the South Side on Dec. 3 (Photo, Chicago Fire Department). Chicago police have launched an arson investigation into a blaze that occurred at the historic Swift mansion in Bronzeville. City firefighters responded to a fire at the three-story, 131-year-old building at 4500 S. Michigan Ave. […]

J. Pharoah Doss:  “The Talk” not talked about

Getty Images Stock Photo Following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, by a White police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the emergence of Black Lives Matter as a national movement in 2014, Black writers began to refer to “the talk” as a one-of-a-kind conversation Black parents had with their children about […]

Youth Performing Arts Program Pairs Aspiring Young Artists with World Class Professional Artists for Holiday Music Concert

CAPTION: Emmy-award winning jazz vocalist and founder of Timeless Gifts, Joan Collaso, is surrounded by young artists who are part of the program that seeks to provide mentoring and performance opportunities for students (Photo, Timeless Gifts). World-class professional artists and aspiring young singers and musicians will perform duets during the annual concert and fundraiser for […]

‘Goon Squad’ Of Mississippi Cops Got Away With Years Of Brutality: Report

Photo: Getty Images Several deputies in Mississippi’s Rankin County Sheriff’s Department have engaged in excessive force, police brutality, and abuse unchecked for years, according to reports. The department was initially thrust into the national spotlight after five deputies from the department, who referred to themselves as the “Goon Squad,” tortured and sexually assaulted Michael Jenkins […]

How the Racist Treatment of Matt Petgrave Hurts Black Hockey Players

By Isi Frank Ativie Oct. 28, 2023, is now an infamous day that hockey fans and players from all over the globe will never forget. That date also marks a horrific moment that the hockey world wished had not occurred. The Nottingham Panthers, a semi-professional team 110 miles northwest of London, played the Sheffield Steelers […]

Overcoming the Oil and Gas Industry’s Influence at COP28

By Ben Jealous Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”  Those of us with history in the civil rights movement know that taking on entrenched power and changing the status quo requires dogged tenacity and seizing key moments to break down barriers. The United Nations COP28 […]

Lawsuit Filed For Black FedEx Driver Who said He Was Shot At By 2 White Men

Photo: Getty Images A Black former FedEx driver who said he was shot at by two white men while on the job has filed a new lawsuit. D’Monterrio Gibson filed a second lawsuit earlier this month against Brandon Case, his father, Gregory Case, and FedEx, his former employer, following an alleged January 2022 encounter where […]