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Roland Martin sits down with Radio One founder Cathy Hughes in an exclusive interview to discuss her incredible career and the recent renaming of the Howard School of Communications in her honor.
The hour-long primetime special, Cathy Hughes One on One: A NewsOne Special, premiered Tuesday on TV One. In the special, Hughes discusses the ups and downs of building a media empire, starting with her arrival in Washington D.C., to becom
- MILWAUKEE — You know what they say about karma. The black police officer who fatally shot a black man in August that sparked days of contentious protests and rallies in the city’s Sherman Park neighborhood, bragged about it before he sexually assaulted a man after they drank shots together at a bar while watching the second night of protests on television, the Milwaukee County district attorney has charged.
Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown is charged with second-degree
- R&B singer Jaheim said it is going to be on and popping just as soon as he sees New York radio show host Charlamagne tha God in public for talking about his new hairstyle and making Jaheim the “Donkey of the Day.”Jaheim said he is going to knuckle up on Charlamagne and blacken his eye for going in on what the “Breakfast Club” cohost called a “press and curl,” and for foolishly arguing with Twitter users who were blasting Jaheim’s questionable coif ch
Karl Wirsum, a film about the founding member of the Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists, has been restoredKarl Wirsum, an eminent Chicago artist and founding member of the exhibition collectives the Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists, is the subject of a rediscovered 1973 film that offers a rare glimpse into his fertile creative process. The Chicago-based Pentimenti Productions will screen its digitally restored and remastered version of the original 14-minute short, Karl Wirsum, complete with a new score from local musicians Alex Inglizian and Marc Riordan, at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tues
- A 58-year-old Chicago woman fought off an attempted rapist by beating him unconscious with a crowbar, Fox 32 reports.
“All I know is somebody grabbed my hair. He kept saying, ‘don’t look at me b—-, I’m the Grim Reaper,” Angela Ferguson, the alleged victim, told the television news outlet about the attack on Monday. “So he kept hitting me in my face, and doing blows to the head, so I did this, and I said please, please, why is you doing this?”
- As Secretary of State, Hillary was deeply committed to helping Haiti rebuild from the 2010 earthquake and to becoming more prosperous and stable. She cut short a trip to attend to the crisis, appointed a special coordinator to oversee US engagement in relief, and co-chaired a global donor conference that helped raise nearly $10 billion in assistance. And just as he did after Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, Hurricane Ike in 2008, and in Haiti after the 2008 tropical
- The Archdiocese of Chicago Black Catholic Initiative will host its 2nd Annual Climate Justice Conference.
The event will be held on All Soul’s Day, Nov. 2nd at St. Benedict the African Parish, 6559 S. Stewart St. in Englewood with a goal to promote environmental justice and explore how to heal climate-impacted communities.
Environmental epidemiologist, engineer and historian Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington will be the keynote speaker. Washington is chief environmental research s
- Black people can be absolutely ruthless when savagely attacking someone’s supposed tress tragedies and mane messes — just ask gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas and rapper Young Joc.
Jaheim is the latest prey to be ripped apart like a bleeding zebra at a lion convention for his apparent laid-down shiny perm. But Jaheim, unlike Douglas and Joc, actually went on the attack and blasted his harsh critics, which made for interesting theater on Twitter.
Take a look at harshest critiques as
- Late last year the Reader reported on a protest organized by more than 40 Riviera Theatre stagehands who claimed they'd been illegally fired in September 2015 by venerable Chicago-based promoter Jam Productions, which owns and operates several important local venues, including the Riv, Park West, and the Vic Theatre. The workers believed Jam was retaliating because they'd begun signing cards authorizing a union election—but unionization activity is legally protected by the National L
- Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made welcome remarks at the 2016 All Stars Project of Chicago Afterschool Development Conference on Thursday, October 20.
All Stars Project held a grassroots conversation Thursday to unite Chicago’s community organizations in afterschool program development.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle welcomed 170 community leaders from 94 organizations along with officials and youth from Chicago’s underserved communities to the All
- Activists and family members continue to call for justice in the Laquan McDonald case, and joined together on the anniversary of the 17-year-old’s death by Chicago police two years ago.
According to the Chicago Reporter, more than 100 gathered on Thursday for an evening vigil outside the Chicago Police Department with renewed calls to terminate all of the officers involved in the case, as well as to recall Mayor Rahm Emanuel.#HappeningNow: Over 100 people gather to mark 2-year anniver
- A Chicago-born army vet and illustrator with modest beginnings ventures into the exclusive world of French haute couture and becomes the very first American couturier to achieve success in Paris. That's the story told by "Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier," which opens tomorrow at the Chicago History Museum.…
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There’s a battle going on in the Black community.The NAACP and The Movement for Black Lives, a group of 50 organizations assembled by Black Lives Matter, called for a moratorium on new charter schools this month, declaring they promote segregation and disrupt Black communities.
But pro-choice organization Black Alliance for Educational Options, as well as leading school reformers, reject that charge. An overwhelming 72 percent of Afri
- One important measure of any musical scene is whether it sustains its energy and depth. The Chicago jazz and improvised music scene has endured plenty of defections in recent years, such as guitarist Jeff Parker decamping to Los Angeles or cornetist Rob Mazurek relocating to Marfa, Texas—serious blows to the community here—but things keep rolling on even as tastes shift.…
- Hillary Clinton is set to meet with prominent Black Lives Matter activists DeRay Mckesson and Brittany Packnett in Cleveland on Friday, according to Bloomberg.
“I’m looking forward to the conversation w/ @HillaryClinton today,” Mckesson tweeted on Friday.
I'm looking forward to the conversation w/ @HillaryClinton today, following up on the previous in-person meeting. https://t.co/9qhWDw0P1F
— deray mckesson (@deray) October 21, 2016Clinton was confronted with to
- The reported Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian engagement sent shockwaves reverberating through both the sports and pop culture world.
According to multiple media outlets, the pair are getting married after dating for only two months. Thompson is a b-baller best known as LeBron James’ teammate on the Cleveland Cavaliers which just won the 2016 NBA championship. Kardashian is best known as, well, the sister of Kim Kardashian and for her proclivity for dating professional basketball star
- Administrators at Seattle’s Franklin High School caused a furor when they asked their African-American students to sign a pledge called Keepin’ It 100, which would require them to take responsibility for their education, Q13-Fox reports.
By signing the covenant, the Black students promise to arrive to school on time, graduate and prepare for college. They commit to persevering through difficulties and proactively seek help along the way to achieving their academic goals.
- Halloween is right around the corner, but one cannot simply spook the neighbors just any day of the year. Here are some things to do this weekend to tide you over before the main event:
- Halloween is right around the corner, but one cannot simply spook the neighbors just any day of the year. Here are some things to do this weekend to tide you over before the main event:…
- A 15-year-old Brooklyn high school student told The Atlantic that his skin color is an obstacle to getting good grades. Zion Agostini explained that, as a Black male, the cops target him for stop and frisks on the way to school.
When he enters the school building, Agostini must empty his pocket before passing through a metal detector—frequently ordered to go through a second time if he forgets to remove certain items. The whole routine all too often causes him to miss the beginning of his
- ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed and the Department of Planning and Community Development announced today the launch of the Mechanicsville Cityside initiative, the first scattered site development in the City of Atlanta. The project offers newly-built or renovated homes with affordable rents for working families. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mechanicsville Cityside, Mayor Reed was joined by Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Camila Knowles, Department of Planning
- ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks, King of Pops and Parkmobile want to get fans excited for Opening Night of the regular season with a couple of sweet deals for the city. On Friday, Oct. 21, fans will be treated to both free parking via the Parkmobile app and get a taste of a newly created, Hawks-inspired ice pop just six days before the 7:30 p.m. tipoff at Philips Arena against the Washington Wizards.“The energy and anticipation entering this season is off the charts. We had an exc
- When local brick-and-mortar record store Permanent Records celebrated its five-year anniversary in 2011, the Reader's Miles Raymer laid out the forces that had been arrayed against cofounders Lance Barresi and Liz Tooley when they opened the Ukrainian Village shop in October 2006: not only were physical record stores dropping like flies, but Reckless Records seemed to have Chicago's small market cornered. But Barresi and Tooley, who'd just moved here from Missouri, didn't just persever
Ex-Segregationist Mississippi Gov. William Winter Among 2016 National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award WinnersSegregation was the law of the land when William Winter came of age in the Deep South, which still has vestiges of racial terror in America. But he learned the error of his ways as he grew up in Grenada County, Mississippi, into adulthood in Jackson during the1950s and 1960s, he told NewsOne.
Now, at 93, he is one of the foremost activists in the civil rights movement. On Thursday, he was among several high-profile people honored with a Freedom Award by National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, T
Report: Rahm's 2017 budget for police misconduct lawsuits will end up costing taxpayers, and other Chicago newsWelcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Friday, October 21, 2016. Have a great weekend!…
- Happening today at the BlueCross and BlueShield of Illinois headquarters – 300 E. Randolph Street, Chicago – is the Second Annual Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit.
Produced by the Chicagoland Business Leadership Network, the Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit seeks to explore best practices and access resources that will bolster the region’s inclusion of disabled citizens in the marketplace, supply chain and workplace, according to a press statement.
More than one i
- Residents of North Lawndale have until November 15, 2016, to apply for free home repairs. Qualified applicants must be elderly, disabled or low-income and can request an application to be mailed by calling Metro Chicago at 312.201.1188.
Applications can also be picked up at Alderman Michael Scott’s office, located at 1158 S. Keeler, 773.533.2400.
- European scientist pushing the limits with AI
A partnership between Cambridge and Aberystwyth University scientist have created a “robot scientist” named Adam believed to be the first machine to have discovered scientific knowledge on its own, according to news from Cambridge university.
Initially funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the group published its findings in the European publication, Science journal.
Designed to carry out scientif
- With Certain Women, writer-director Kelly Reichardt heads for Montana—and loses her way.Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt has made a career out of the saying "Wherever you go, there you are." A naturalist at heart, she observes her characters intently as they roll into new environments, size up their surroundings, and try to conquer them.…
- Kanye West is feeling some kinda way about Jay Z these days for a multitude of so-called affronts.
Yeezy is all into his feelings about a song that Drake released on the album Pop Style, “The Throne” with Jay Z and Kanye. However, upon the album’s release, neither were on it and the song itself had been altered.Kanye is beefing that is all has to do with the Apple-Tidal war. During his St. Pablo Tour, he shared with the throngs that he is also enraged that Jay Z called him inst
- As the world unwillingly comes to grips with the fact that The Obamas are leaving The White House and reflecting on the change and inspiration they have given us over the years, there is a realization that we should be celebrating The First Family before they leave. BET Network has been tapped to host a star-studded musical celebration to show The First Family just how much they have meant to us these past eight years.
As Election Day nears, The Obamas time in The White House is winding down, bu
- Welcome another winning restaurant from Giuseppe Tentori.Traditionally, the classic American steak house has been the restaurant of American individualism, or perhaps selfishness. You may share that shrimp cocktail appetizer, or the side of creamed spinach, with your boys in flannel suits, but when it comes down to the main attraction, what's mine is mine, and what's yours is yours.…
- Michael B. Jordan continues to cement his place as one of the most promising young actors in Hollywood, especially a young actor of color. In the last few years, he has proven himself to be a critical and box-office favorite, but yet that mainstream crossover appears to be just out of his reach. Well now, Jordan is in a position to change all that, as he has just inked a very lucrative deal that will give him the full control to produce his own projects in both the film and television realm.
- Tamar Braxton’s shocking firing from the daytime talk show The Real continues to have a severe ripple effect and one of the latest people involved is Lil Wayne’s ex, Toya Wright. Tamar and Toya were friends for quite awhile, but after Toya made an appearance on The Real after Tamar had exited the show, the two had a serious falling out. Toya stopped by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club morning show and shared her side of what happened between the two former besties.
In an exclusiv
- Volume 46, Number 3
VIDEO: #TheBIGS take one last look at the Cubs 10-2 #W in Game 4 of the #NLCS Live From Dodger Stadium #FlyTheWVIDEO: #THEBIGS TAKE ONE LAST LOOK AT GAME 4 OF THE #NLCS #FLYTHEWBy #TheBIGS
Nobody can deny that the Cubs bats were in a deep sleep coming in to Game 4 of the NLCS. But they woke up in a #BIG way in Game 4 vs the Dodgers Julio Urias.
In Games 2 & 3 the Cubs racked up just 6 hits, no runs. They were facing 22 straight scoreless innings before the 4th inning of Game 4 and let’s just say….#AddyBACK…#RizzoBACK
Check out the video above for #TheBIGS recap of Game 4 of the NL
- On Wednesday at this time, I posted a message on Facebook I called "an open letter to Cubs fans from a St. Louis fan." A lot of people liked it, and I think that's because my message, boiled down to its essence, was I feel your pain.My God, what pain there was to feel!…
- (Editor’s note: The above video contains explicit language.)
A startling on-camera confrontation shows a White man hurling racial slurs at a noted journalist, WYFF reports.
Steve Crump, a Black veteran reporter for WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, was called the N-word while on assignment in Charleston, South Carolina, on October 8. Crump and his photographer, Devin Futrelle, were reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, when Crump was accosted by Brian Eybers&nbs
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This year’s election cycle will go down as one of the most polarizing in the history of the United States, primarily for the rhetoric Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has used in his rise to prominence.
The ongoing string of false statements, racially charged rhetoric, proclamations the election is rigged before any votes have been counted, the language used against women, and allegations of sexual misconduct have all marre
- After dropping three albums in little more than a year with the terrific psych-rock band Wand, Cory Hanson has been uncharacteristically quiet in 2016—but that silence ends November 18, when he releases his first solo record, The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo (Drag City). With Wand Hanson has displayed an expansive vision, balancing warped psychedelic impulses with a strong pop sensibility and using his nasal singing, often pushed into a quavering falsetto, to provide a common thread e
- The National Civil Rights Museum is hosting their 25th Annual 2016 Freedom Awards this evening in Memphis, Tennessee.
Housed at the former Lorraine Motel–where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated–the museum has been an important chronicler of the struggle for equality in the United States and beyond since 1991. The Freedom Awards are presented yearly to a diverse group of honorees who have made strides in pushing for civil rights.
This year’s winners include journalist
- Chicago native, Allison Semmes, who for more than two-an-a-half years starred as Diana Ross in the National Tour, “Motown: The Musical, “is returning to the Windy City to help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the storied Chicago Children’s Choir. Fresh off the incredible National Tour, wh
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As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton enter the homestretch of this year’s presidential election cycle, the two candidates addressed a number of issues that could have drastic implications long after Election Day.
During their third and final debate, Clinton and Trump clashed over the Supreme Court, abortion, the Second Amendment, and gun control.
As you may already know, the NRA has thrown its support behind Trump, who has claimed that if Clinton
- Early Tuesday morning, between 7:30 and 8 AM, approximately 200 women, some of them wearing cat ears and noses, and a few good men gathered at the corner of Wacker and Wabash. Many of them were carrying handmade signs they'd made out of posterboard.…
- In a controversial but anticipated move, the board of directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ratified a moratorium on charter school expansion on Oct. 15.
This move comes three months after delegates to the NAACP’s national convention in Cincinnati voted to adopt the resolution. Many in the Black community, even longtime NAACP members, oppose the historic civil rights organization’s views on this issue.
NAACP President and CEO Cornell William
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A 401(k) is the primary retirement-savings vehicle for many Americans.
But despite the 401(k)’s importance, the average participant’s only investment strategy is to plow money into the accounts – then do nothing. They rarely if ever make changes to the investment selections their plans offer.
“I’ve known people who had the money in the same fund for 20 years,” says Craig Wear (www.My401kInvesting.com), a Certified Finan
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton battled each other during their third and final debate on Wednesday night.
Towards the end of the debate, moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Trump refused to say he will accept the election results if he does not win.
The unprecedented statement drew a gasp from those in attendance and caused Republicans to speak out against their Party’s presidential nominee and his apparent rebuke of a&n
- Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the White Sox, will host its first football game next month.
The Mid-America rivalry game with Northern Illinois University and the University of Toledo will be Wednesday, Nov, 9 at 7 p.m. and will be nationally televised on ESPN.
The NIU Huskies and the Toledo Rockets will share the honor of playing in the first football game ever on the field of the stadium built in 1991.
“Our board wanted to increase the number of non-baseball even
- Louis XIII de Rémy Martin gave Chicagoans the opportunity to taste cognac that was a century in the making.
Invited guests gathered at River North supper club Celeste for an event centered around the exclusive cognac on Oct. 6.
The Uniqueness of Louis XIII Cognac
Each decanter of Louis XIII takes four generations of cellar masters over 100 years to craft. Cellar Masters oversee eaux-de-vie evolution from grapes to glass and Baptiste Loiseau has the current responsibility of cont
- Reality star Angela Simmons has finally given her fans a glimpse into her home and her family, including newborn Sutton the Second.
The entrepreneur and socialite, daughter of legendary rapper Rev. Run of Run DMC, gave the public what it wanted most: photos of her son. Take a look:
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