Chicago — Rahm Emanuel won the Chicago mayoral election today in convincing fashion collecting the required 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff. With 85 percent of precincts reporting, Emanuel, the former White House Chief of Staff, garnered close to 55 percent of the vote. Gerry Chico finished with 24 percent of the […]

In honor of Black History Month, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has created a documentary called “On the Shoulders of Giants,” about the Harlem Renaissance Big Five.

Want to know the way to gauge how great a show is? Break it down by episodes. Take The Cosby Show for instance: For those who watched the series through it’s eight seasons, the debate is never whether or not the show was good, it’s which episode was the best. Ask as many people possible […]

(Woodbridge, VA)  —    Police in Prince William County are on the lookout for vandals who damaged six school buses.The buses were parked at Garfield High School in Woodbridge when the vandals struck.  Police say they broke or stole several exterior lights, and broke into some of the buses to steal their radio equipment.  Authorities put […]

(Washington, DC) — Here are the latest closings and delays in the Washington DC area for Tuesday, February 22nd. SCHOOLS: DC: DC Public Schools — Two Hour Delay Ideal Academy Public Charter School — Two Hour Delay Kendall Demonstration Elementary — Closed MARYLAND: Montgomery County Schools — Two Hour Delay, No A.M. half-day classes Prince […]

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If there is one person from history whose impact on the Black woman’s self-image rivals that of Oprah Winfrey, it is the hair mogul Madame C.J. Walker. Walker was the first successful Black female entrepreneur. Her insistence on involvement in both the business world and civic affairs predates Oprah’s story, and to the extent that […]

The 2000 U.S. Census recently revealed that the name “Washington” is what you may call “The Blackest Name In America.” Related: Top 9 must-see Black films Close to 90 percent of the 163,036 people found with the name Washington in the census were African-American. The story of this name began after the Civil War when […]

Los Angeles — The Western Conference won the NBA All Star Game in an exciting 148-143 win. Kobe Bryant was named MVP after he dropped 38 points in front of his home crowd. LeBron James recorded the second triple-double in NBA All Star Game history. RELATED: Blake Griffin named to first All Star Game Kobe […]

Despite the rough nature of his sport, Muhammad Ali was one of the smoothest persons ever to walk the Earth. His poetic verse and well-considered metaphors came out a time during the 1960s when boxers were better known for punching than speaking. But Muhammad Ali did speak, and spoke intelligently – in a loud, boisterous […]