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Bud Billiken Parade

WATCH: Bud Billiken Parade Attendees Talk Marriage Equality

Posted 08.28.2013 | Chicago

The coalition of groups pushing for same-sex marriage in Illinois on Wednesday released a touching campaign video featuring attendees of the annual Bu...

Bud Billiken Parade Takes To The Streets

Posted 08.11.2013 | Chicago

Story by Josh McGhee, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: BRONZEVILLE — The annual Bud Billiken Parade has plenty of music, tumbling and dancing, but for s...

Obama Team Says President Will Not Lead Bud Billiken Parade

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

Organizers of the annual Bud Billiken Parade on Chicago's South Side insisted Wednesday that President Barack Obama had been confirmed as the grand ma...

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: LaVaughn Johnson

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.09.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Of Michelle's grandparents, LaVaughn Johnson was the most like her. A native Chicagoan, she was an early product of the mixing effect of the Great Migration with parents of radically different histories.

WATCH: R. Kelly Heads Up Children's Back-To-School Parade

Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

Over the weekend, the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's South Side played host to the 82nd annual Bud Billiken Parade, the oldest and biggest Afri...

THIS WEEKEND: Comic Con, Street Food, Kites And More

Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

As young Chicagoans slink back to school and the rolling rainstorms begin to eclipse our sunny summer days, this weekend is primed for heatstroke-free...