Good Things Come in Threes at the Big East Tournament

By Roderick Diamond II Medill Reports For the third consecutive year, DePaul University hosted the Big East Conference women’s basketball tournament at Wintrust Arena  March 6-9. The prize, as usual, a tournament championship and an automatic pass to the NCAA Women’s Tournament. DePaul would be attempting their first three-peat in tournament history. Day 1 The […]

Super Tuesday bar hopping finds Bernie stalwarts

By Roderick Diamond Medill Reports Bars across Chicago filled with Democratic presidential candidate supporters watching Super Tuesday primary results from 14 states. For stalwarts who felt the “Bern,” Burke’s bar in Edgewater Public House and the Teal Room in Roger Parks hosted events by Bernie Sanders’ campaign groups in those communities. The biggest winners of […]

Black history trivia night celebrates Chicago HBCUs

By Roderick Diamond II Medill Reports Chicago’s black history boasts famous personalities such as the late comedian Dick Gregory, founder of the Chicago Defender Robert Abbott and Dr. Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, who launched the DuSable Museum of African American History. The list goes on, but the city also has deep roots with alumni communities of historically […]

‘The Game Changers’ movie may be a lifesaver

By Roderick Diamond II Medill Reports In a world where food affects so many aspects of life and the planet, what difference can a meat-free diet make? The current Netflix film “The Game Changers” debunks myths, research and misconceptions presented about such diets. Dr. Terry Mason, COO of the Cook County Department of Public Health, […]

All-Star Weekend brings together star professionals from finance, law to support diversity

By Roderick Diamond II Medill Reports In addition to the big name athletes and  celebrities, All-Star Weekend brought Chicago high-profile African American professionals from the business end of sports, finance and other fields to a Friday brunch and panel. The event, “A Conversation on the Convergence of Black Athletes, Advisors and Sports Professionals,” brought together […]


By Roderick Diamond II Medill Reports Louisiana State University Tigers celebrated a glorious victory against the Clemson Tigers in the 2020 College Football Playoff finale in New Orleans Jan. 13. Though the university is in Baton Rouge, a good 80-mile drive from New Orleans, that didn’t stop the LSU community from rejoicing. People and places […]