Have Funerals Turned into the New Day Parties?

By: Felicia T. Simpson Article Reprint Have you recently gone to a funeral and noticed everyone’s attire has changed just a tad?  You don’t really see the all black ankle length skirts or women wearing modest suits in navy or black.  Men, can be found wearing their Sunday’s best of loud Continue Reading

Chicago Man Accused of 2015 Dismemberment and Killing 2-Year-Old Baby Acquitted on All Charges

BTN STAFF In 2016, Kamal Harris was charged with the killing of 2-year-old Kyrian Knox on the West Side of Chicago. The gruesome murder took place in 2015 and the baby was not only killed but dismembered and dumped in a lagoon. Harris took the witness stand in his defense Continue Reading

Chicago Police called Dead Teen and Baby Cut from Womb “Disgusting and thoroughly Disturbing”

BTN STAFF The body of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was found in a garbage can on the Southwest side of Chicago. 40-year-old Clarisa Figueroa and her daughter have been charged with her murder after being accused of strangling Ochoa-Lopez and cutting her baby out her wound. Figueroa’s boyfriend was also charged Continue Reading

New Abortion Bill Puts Pressure on Oprah Winfrey and Netflix to Boycott Filming in Georgia

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer A new controversial bill signed by Georgia governor Brian Kemp has put pressure on some entertainment companies who film in the state. Kemp has put a ban on abortion in Georgia and the law will take effect in January 2020. The bill will criminalize any Continue Reading

Black McDonald’s Operators Association Support Chicagoland Students on the 21st annual PUSH Excel HBCU College Tour

Article Submission The Black McDonald’s Operators Association (BMOA) is recently sponsored a collection of Chicagoland high school students to participate in college tours visiting historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) across the southeast United States. In conjunction with Operation PUSH and the PUSH Excel program and Metropolitan Family Services and Continue Reading