| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I am a fervent March Madness viewer but am dreading this year's NCAA basketball tournament for I fear the spectacle will be stained with controversy. I'm making my prediction based on the fact that the first two months of this year saw major scandals...
| Nov 15, 2013
You'll be forgiven if you just aren't that into reliving the 2012 presidential election. As for looking toward the election coming up — in sooner-than-it-sounds 2016 — well, for some voters it's just a lot too early to be forced to think about...
| Feb 21, 2014
Dempsey Travis' "An Autobiography of Black Chicago," published in 1981, is getting a second life in an abridged reissue that narrows the focus of Travis' landmark panoramic work to his own inspiring success story.
Travis, who died in 2009 at age 89, was...
| Dec 25, 2013
Jesse Jackson Sr. has jumped into the controversy surrounding comments by Phil Robertson, star of A&E’s backwoods reality TV show, “Duck Dynasty.”
In an announcement sent out Tuesday, Jackson Sr. compared Robertson’s recent...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
If you are among America’s well-to-do, you may have noticed that the airline industry has been rolling out the red carpet for you lately.
For good reason. The number of affluent travelers has risen in the last few years, according to a report by...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Less than a year after disgraced former Rep. Mel Reynolds ran a failed bid for Congress under the slogan of “redemption,” the convicted sex offender is again facing allegations of sexual misconduct, this time in Zimbabwe, according to...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Lots of things that should have happened in 2013 did not.
We were supposed to have long ago reached "peak oil" and an age of always-higher gas prices. Wind and solar power -- and a reduced lifestyle -- were our dismal future.
But someone or something...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A few weeks after his plane was shot down near Syria in late 1983, captured U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Robert Goodman recalls hearing of efforts back home to coordinate his release.
His captor explained to him that "Jackson" was meeting with Syrian leaders,...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Supporters of Curie Metro High School basketball players say stripping the team of its Chicago Public League title punishes students when adults dropped the ball.
A day after Chicago Public Schools officials said the team must forfeit all of its...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:37 AM
NEW ORLEANS — The Cleveland Cavaliers have suffered through a rotten season, with point guard and franchise cornerstone Kyrie Irving in the middle of the mess.
What happened Sunday night should ease Irving’s pain.
Irving won MVP honors...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Now that GLAAD, Sarah Palin, PETA, and Jesse Jackson have all had their say in the "Duck Dynasty" situation, should we stand by for Gloria Allred to represent Phil Robertson?...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:21 PM
QUNU, South Africa — After the sermon was read, the 21-gun salute thudded and the "Last Post" played, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest Sunday in the rolling green hills of the Eastern Cape where he was born, leaving South Africans with a gaping sense...