Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400Lyles Station has been a black-owned farming community since the 1800s. A small number still farm, and their story is told at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:30:00 -0400Capt. William Prickitt commanded a company of black soldiers during the Civil War. When he took ill, they saved him. A photo album that he carried the rest of his life has preserved their identities.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:31:00 -040050 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr., took his fight for civil rights to the north. The Chicago Freedom Movement was a push for open housing and an end to Chicago slums.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:01:00 -0400A black man was shot by police over the weekend but unlike Saturday, there was not a lot of destruction on Sunday. Authorities say they've been able to handle protests on there own.
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:25:00 -0400NPR gives the latest on the riots and protests that erupted in Milwaukee after police shot and killed a man late Saturday night.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:33:00 -0400Gang leaders allegedly threatened Chicago police after a police-involved shooting. Activists call the notion of supposed threats ludicrous and a ploy to take the spotlight off of police shootings.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:04:00 -0400Even residents of neighborhoods accustomed to a rise in gun violence in the summer are particularly alarmed now: Fifteen kids age 12 and younger have been injured by bullets so far this year.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:51:00 -0400Philando Castile spent his driving career trapped in a seemingly endless cycle of traffic stops, fines, court appearances, revocations and reinstatements, raising questions about bias, race and luck.
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:28:00 -0400The fatal police shootings of black men followed by the killings of five police officers have given members of the clergy much to think about. What will they be saying to their congregations?
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:18:00 -0400Protests were held across the country after a police officer shot and killed motorist Philando Castile in a St. Paul suburb during a traffic stop. Castile's girlfriend livestreamed the aftermath.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:29:30 -0400Former Illinois Congressman and federal judge Abner Mikva died on Monday at the age of 90. A mentor to President Obama, Mikva received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:04:00 -0400It was Latin Night at Pulse when a gunman opened fire inside the Orlando club, killing 49 people and inuring dozens more. Nearly two weeks later, the LGBT club again hosted Latin Night.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:30:12 -0400U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Orlando Tuesday, where she met with victims, law enforcement and family members of those killed in the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub. The FBI is working with local law enforcement to determine the motive for the attack, described as an act of terrorism and a hate crime.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:07:00 -0400Chicago's Catholic Archdiocese next month begins offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its employees. Officials say the directive ensures personnel policies are in line with church teachings.
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:08:00 -0400The Midwest Medical Examiner's office in Ramsey, Minn., confirmed that iconic pop star Prince died from a self-administered dose of fentanyl — a powerful opiate used to control pain.