via: HOUSTON – R. Kelly is a celebrated R&B singer churning out hit after hit, but the Chicago native comes with baggage. In 2002, Kelly was charged with child pornography. He was eventually cleared of the charges, but a new book threatens to dig up old skeletons. Man Behind the Man”, written by Kelly’s […]

From Vimeo For the third time in the last 6 days, another line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago on Wednesday evening. In this clip you will see three of the tallest buildings in Chicago get struck by lightning at the same time. Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest) and the […]

AM 1200 WCHB’s Mildred Gaddis took her show on the road to broadcast live from The Rainbow PUSH Coalition 39th Annual Conference. Mildred spoke with Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition as well as his distinguished panel of scholars, economists and civil rights leaders and Entrepreneurial fishermen/oyster-man based out […]

She’s more than just a great talk show host or someone who recommends what books you should read. Oprah Winfrey is an unappreciated prophet, according to her long-time boyfriend Stedman Graham! PHOTOS: Oprah Through The Years In remarks that are sure to stir controversy, Stedman said that Orpah is unappreciated in Chicago. “I don’t think […]

// From the Chicago Tribune: Anthony Kyser didn’t have money for the tubes of toothpaste he stuffed in his jacket before he walked out of a Little Village CVS store Saturday morning. He paid with his life, instead. Chased out of the store and down a litter-strewn alley shortly before 11 a.m., the 35-year-old unemployed […]

From About 700 students gathered in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters this morning to protest drastic budget cuts which they say they are already starting to feel. “It started with JV sports, then they started cutting teachers – What’s next?” asked Somyiah Nance, a 15-year-old freshman at Whitney Young High School. The students […]

From The Chicago Tribune By Ronald Hampton, Executive Director, National Black Police Association A police department’s officers are trained to enable Constitutional due process safeguards. Armies are not designed with this purpose – armies are trained to kill. The suggestion of the National Guard to be deployed in black and Mexican neighborhoods in Chicago is […]

The weather has taken a turn for the better in the past couple of days and most people have been enjoying the sun but not residents on the Southside of Chicago. In just a matter of two days a total of 41 people have been shot, which includes 4 deaths, in 31 different incidents. “Between […]

Retired basketball icon Michael Jordan bought a majority share of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, officials said Saturday. Jordan, who was already a minority owner of the team, headed a group that bought a majority share of the team from businessman Robert Johnson, Johnson said in a statement. Johnson said he has signed a “definitive agreement” […]

A small pre-dawn earthquake has hit northern Illinois, startling residents as far away as Michigan and Iowa, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.8-magnitude earthquake hit about 45 miles northwest of Chicago at 4 a.m. Wednesday.

In 1928 Oscar DePriest became the first African American congressman elected to the House of Representatives from a northern state and a national symbol for racial pride. Read more on Oscar DePriest here.