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Timuel Black, Chicago historian and civil rights leader, dead at 102

Timuel Black, a Chicago historian and civil rights activist, died Wednesday at age 102. → Read More

Watch Live: Virtual Town Hall, Race and COVID-19: Chicago Impacts and Opportunities For Change

ABC 7 Chicago presents Race and COVID-19: Chicago Impacts and Opportunities For Change, a virtual, hour-long town hall moderated by ABC 7 Anchor/Reporter Cheryl Burton, Thursday, May 21 at 3 p.m.. → Read More

Heart & Soul: Celebrating African American Appreciation Month

This edition of Heart & Soul is celebrating Black History Month by spotlighting mentors and honoring Chicagoans who's efforts are changing lives and shaping future leaders. → Read More

Lori Lightfoot Inauguration: Chicago's first openly gay, African American woman officially sworn in as mayor

History was made in Chicago Monday as Lori Lightfoot was officially sworn in as the city's next mayor. → Read More

Looking back on the history of the Bud Billiken Parade

The longest-running African-American parade hits a major milestone this August. → Read More

Woman who helped homeless during subzero temps seeks to do more

This winter's extreme weather inspired one Chicago woman to take action. → Read More

Volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Bank to help feed thousands facing hunger every day

Every week, south suburban community members are busy volunteering at one of four Northern Illinois Food Bank's distribution centers, making sure no one goes hungry. → Read More

R. Kelly's ex-wife shares story of abuse, survival to help other women

Drea Kelly seemed to have it all; a glamorous career as a choreographer and a family with R&B super star R. Kelly. → Read More

13 South Side kids advance to national junior Olympics in track and field

13 kids from a south-side track club are ready to run toward their next goal: Making us Chicago Proud by competing in the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship. → Read More

Richton Park senior receives scholarship for students affected by gun violence

A senior at a suburban high school will go to college with a scholarship for students who've experienced gun violence firsthand. → Read More

Goose Island Beer donates $300K to Chance the Rapper's SocialWorks charity

Chance the Rapper was there in person to accept a $300,000 donation to his charity from Goose Island Beer. → Read More

Loyola Ramblers, Sister Jean honored in Springfield

The Loyola Ramblers, with Sister Jean by their side, won the hearts of so many when they made their run to the NCAA Final Four. While they didn't win the championship, they were honored by state lawmakers Wednesday. → Read More

Actress & author Jenifer Lewis talks about 'The Mother of Black Hollywood'

Veteran actress Jenifer Lewis is out with a new book, "The Mother of Black Hollywood." → Read More

Loyola's Sister Jean given Village Chicago's Trailblazer Award

Loyola's 98-year-old men's basketball team chaplain Sister Jean was recognized for not letting age get in the way of her life's work. → Read More

Transgender woman from Woodstock will run in Boston Marathon

A runner from Woodstock is facing criticism about running in the Boston Marathon next week because she is transgender. → Read More

Service at Mason Temple commemorates MLK's final sermon

An invitation-only tribute at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tenn., commemorated Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, final "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. → Read More

Chicago woman inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicates life to his mission

When Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated 50 years ago, he was in Memphis to support striking sanitation workers seeking living wages and a union. King was focused on organizing the "Poor People's Campaign," an effort to bring people together across lines of race, religion and region to address poverty. → Read More

Chicago History Museum remembers legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Chicago History Museum is remembering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a new exhibit. → Read More

Chicago Black Restaurant Week runs through Sunday

Chicago Black Restaurant Week kicked off this week, featuring black-owned businesses in Chicago and the suburbs. → Read More

Illinois soldier steps in for girl's late father at daddy-daughter dance

First Sergeant Joseph Bierbrodt had never met 5-yaer-old Cayleigh Hinton until Wednesday night, but he said stepping in for her late father was something that "had to be done." → Read More