payday loans

All Topics

Category Archives: Featured Article

featured articles

Featured Article

Youth Homelessness is On The Rise in Illinois

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, youth homelessness is on the rise. Though an official count has not been made since 2005, shelters and hotline data suggests that more and more youth are on the streets.

Read the rest



Featured Article

Number of Blacks in Elite Careers Hurt by Declining Racial Diversity Efforts

As a Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action looms, a New York Times analysis shows that progress has stalled for African Americans in elite careers.

Read the rest



Featured Article

Father of Slain 6-Month Old Jonylah Watkins Pledges to Turn His Life Around

Speaking out for the first time at a press conference yesterday, Jonathan Watkins – father of slain 6-month old Jonylah Watkins – says the incident has inspired him to turn his life around.

Read the rest



Featured Article

CPS: High School Graduation Rate in Chicago Hits Record High

A week after closing 50 Chicago public schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is touting an increased high school graduation rate as a sign that “we are pointed in the right direction, making the right decisions for our children.”

Read the rest



Featured Article

29 Shot, 6 Fatally in Memorial Day Weekend Violence in Chicago

A 15 year-old girl sitting on her boyfriend’s front porch is among the 29 people shot over the Memorial Day weekend in Chicago. Police say her boyfriend was the intended target. Overall, 6 people were killed over the weekend.

Read the rest



Featured Article

Minneapolis Program Helps Teens Make Hip Hop in Exchange for Good Grades

A program out of Minneapolis called Beats and Rhymes gives young people the training and equipment to make Hip Hop in exchange for keeping up with their schoolwork.

Read the rest



Featured Article

Congressional Medal of Honor Awarded to Four Little Girls Killed in 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

President Obama has signed a bill that awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to the four little girls killed in the 1963 KKK bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL.

Read the rest



Featured Article

Judge Rules That Trayvon Martin’s Alleged Drug Use, Texts, and Fighting Will Not Be Allowed in Trial

At a hearing this morning, judge Debra Nelson has ruled that discussion of Martin’s alleged drug use and fighting will not be admissible in court.

Read the rest



Featured Article

Kendrick Lamar Blasts Hip Hop’s Obsession with “Molly”

In a recent interview with MTV News, critically-acclaimed emcee Kendrick Lamar took today’s Hip Hop to task for its infatuation with the drug “molly.”

Read the rest



Featured Article

Spotlighting Women of Color on Forbes’ “Most Powerful Women” List

Forbes has released its annual “Most Powerful Women” list, and we are so proud of the many women of color who made the cut. Congratulations to all of these incredible and inspirational women!

Read the rest