Tag: Chicago

Black Man Wrongfully Imprisoned For 7 Years Gets $7.5 Million Settlement From State Of Indiana

Wrongful convictions have become a surprising norm as of late, which only feels bittersweet at best when the person is finally exonerated. Of course, settlement money is a pretty nice start on the road to making things right. Keith Cooper of Chicago is the… Continue Reading “Black Man Wrongfully Imprisoned For 7 Years Gets $7.5 Million Settlement From State Of Indiana”

Lil Durk Launches Career Readiness Program For South Side Chicago Youth

Hip-hop can get a bad rep at times, especially when people choose to focus on the violence and misogyny that a handful of emcees tend to spew out on their songs. However, there’s also a lot of positive influence associated with the art form… Continue Reading “Lil Durk Launches Career Readiness Program For South Side Chicago Youth”

Chance The Rapper Spent His 29th Birthday Giving Out 1,500 Free Meals In Chicago

GRAMMY-winning artist Chance The Rapper recently found his name was being fraudulently used in a scam that cost many people tens of thousands of dollars, but thankfully his latest headline is more on the side of positivity. The Coloring Book emcee actually chose to… Continue Reading “Chance The Rapper Spent His 29th Birthday Giving Out 1,500 Free Meals In Chicago”

Con Man Used Chance The Rapper’s Name In Scam That Tricked People Out Of Thousands

Scamming unfortunately has become a global norm in today’s society, from the PPP Loan scam we saw throughout the pandemic to decades of ongoing housing fraud that cost many aspiring tenants and homeowners severe financial loss. One Chicago man cooked up an elaborate scheme… Continue Reading “Con Man Used Chance The Rapper’s Name In Scam That Tricked People Out Of Thousands”

First United Church Of Oak Park In Chicago Is “Fasting From Whiteness” For Lent

We commend everyone that’s been dedicated over the past month to observing Lent, a historic practice of self-refrain that many Christians participate in to honor the story of Jesus fasting in the Judaean Desert for 40 days and nights while refusing multiple temptations from… Continue Reading “First United Church Of Oak Park In Chicago Is “Fasting From Whiteness” For Lent”

White Chicago Teacher Under Fire For Hanging Black Doll From String In Front Of Classroom

It’s become exhausting to keep up with the acts of racism happening in classrooms lately, from cotton being thrown at a Black student in Louisiana to a whole mock slave auction a few weeks ago in Chatham County. The latest involves a teacher at… Continue Reading “White Chicago Teacher Under Fire For Hanging Black Doll From String In Front Of Classroom”

Jussie Smollett Gets 5 Months In Jail For Hate Crime Hoax, Judge Calls Him “Arrogant, Selfish, Narcissistic”

As many awaited the fate of actor Jussie Smollett as he entered court today to learn of his sentencing for the January 2019 hate crime hoax he was found guilty of orchestrating last December, the verdict has finally been revealed: 150 days in jail,… Continue Reading “Jussie Smollett Gets 5 Months In Jail For Hate Crime Hoax, Judge Calls Him “Arrogant, Selfish, Narcissistic””

Jussie Smollett To Learn Fate In Staged Attack Conviction

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett is scheduled to return to court on Thursday, where he will learn if a judge will order him locked up for his conviction of lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he orchestrated himself or allow him… Continue Reading “Jussie Smollett To Learn Fate In Staged Attack Conviction”

Lori Lightfoot Sued For Defamation After Allegedly Boasting That She Has The “Biggest D**k In Chicago”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has become a polarizing figure in politics, from her proudly androgynous physical appearance to showing on many occasions that she’s equipped to do a job that’s historically been given to white men. The subject of her gender politics came to… Continue Reading “Lori Lightfoot Sued For Defamation After Allegedly Boasting That She Has The “Biggest D**k In Chicago””

White Chicago Teacher Of 41 Years Fired For Saying The N-Word In History Class

Doing anything for four decades straight can essentially classify you as an expert in that field, especially if that profession is being an educator. Teachers specifically are expected to be shining examples for their annual pupils, from how they speak to the language they… Continue Reading “White Chicago Teacher Of 41 Years Fired For Saying The N-Word In History Class”