As I approach 35, I still have many unanswered questions about my biological father and the reasons it took me nearly 30 years to realize that I had to forgive him and move forward. I had questions like: ‘What really happened? What man would have a son and not want to be a part of […]

A Chicago teenager murdered his grandmother this past Friday morning after she began admonishing him for skipping school. The ninth-grader, Keshawn Perkins, 15, pummeled his grandmother with a lamp and stabbed her in the neck, head, and body with a kitchen knife. He then wrapped her body in a blanket and dumped it in a […]

A Black college student who suffered numerous injuries after an attack by 3 white men Sunday, says that he was targeted because he talked to a white girl. Christopher Phillips, 19, says he was confronted by Thomas Randich, 19, at a late-night house party in suburban West Chicago, then attacked as he walked away from […]

CHICAGO— A Chicago mother smothered her 3-month-old son because he wouldn’t stop crying, strapped him into a stroller and went shopping. Authorities said Toyrianna Smith, 20, beat and suffocated her son, Ken Blackman Jr., at a friend’s home after drinking vodka with friends in South Chicago. The next morning Smith reportedly put a blanket over […]

CHICAGO — At the brink of the tumultuous fall of former Chicago governor Rep. Rod Blagojevich, Javier E. David from The Grio poses the question of whether Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. can overcome his host of scandals, including the initial accusation that he offered Blagojevich money for former Sen. Barack Obama’s congress seat and his […]

CHICAGO-Ryan Royall, a high school basketball star was shot and killed at a birthday party in Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reports: At approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Royall and a group of friends were leaving a birthday party at Ho-Chunk Sports and Expo Center in Lynwood. They were at their car when they heard a […]

Whether she’s wheeling out a a wagon with 67 pounds of fat or having grown men jumping on couches like idiots, The Oprah Winfrey Show has had a fair share of shocking moments. ALSO READ: ELEV8’S TOP 10 THINGS LEARNED FROM OPRAH Take a look at the gallery, which highlights the the 13 most […]

CHICAGO — Oprah Winfrey’s talk show ends Wednesday with an episode featuring only the talk show queen thanking her viewers and highlighting the lessons they have learned from one another over 25 years. Audience members who attended the Tuesday taping in Chicago of the final episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” said Winfrey was the […]

CHICAGO, Il. — A homeless man in Chicago named Curtis Jackson has given  thousands of dollars he earns panhandling to a struggling single-mother who lives out of a hotel room with her 10-year-old son. Fox Chicago News reports: Sandy’s Good Samaritan is Curtis Jackson, who’s been homeless since 2004. He pays for Sandy’s hotel room […]

CHICAGO, Ill. — A federal appeals court has ruled the City of Chicago must hire more than 100 African-American firefighters to compensate for past hiring discrimination. reports: The ruling is the latest development in a fight over the department’s 1995 entrance exam. Thousands of people sued the city, saying the test favored white applicants. […]

CHICAGO — Two men were killed and at least eight people were wounded in shootings around the city between Friday night and early this morning, police said. Huffington Post reports: A man — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 20-year-old Keneth Sims — was fatally shot in the back at 1:12 a.m. […]

CHICAGO — Anti-abortion billboard organization Life Always have installed their most recent questionable display in Black communities in Chicago. The latest billboards show an image of Barack Obama next to the words, “Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted.” ALSO READ:’s 25 Women To Know ChicagoNow reports: “The sponsors of these billboards […]