Cheryl Corley appears in the following:
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Lyles 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.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Capt. 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.
Monday, August 29, 2016
50 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.
Monday, August 15, 2016
A 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.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
NPR gives the latest on the riots and protests that erupted in Milwaukee after police shot and killed a man late Saturday night.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Gang 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.
Monday, August 01, 2016
Even 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.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Philando 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.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
The 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?
Friday, July 08, 2016
Protests 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.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Former 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.
Friday, June 24, 2016
It 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.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
U.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.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Chicago'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.
Friday, June 03, 2016
The 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.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Chicago officials faced angry parents and three water fountains were shut down at an elementary school. Now, all of the city's public schools are being tested for lead contamination.
Friday, May 06, 2016
The Chicago Public Schools announced a set of guidelines making it clear their transgender student population will not be discriminated against under school policy. The district's updated guidelines state that transgender and nonconforming students will be able to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their identity.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Tiny homes are a growing solution to homeless veterans and vulnerable youth, especially those who identify as LGBTQ. But the movement faces challenges from regulations and neighbors across the nation.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The city's 10-year plan to replace 900 miles of old pipes has been met with praise and criticism — and a lawsuit from residents who say the pipe work has raised lead levels in their drinking water.
Monday, April 04, 2016
Finding a place to live can be difficult for people with arrest records. Beginning Monday it may be easier for convicted felons to rent a home under the protection of the Fair Housing Act.