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Multi-racial coalition demand meeting with Governor By Chinta Strausberg A coalition of healthcare workers, elected officials and civil rights activists on Tuesday, November 24 called on Governor J. B. Pritzker to use his political might to save Mercy Hospital, which is the safety net for Black and brown people on the...
Historic bond of veteran House speaker tested by ComEd bribery scandal By Erick Johnson For decades, Black lawmakers in the Illinois House have supported veteran House Speaker Michael Madigan on his bills and legislative agendas. Few lawmakers—Black or white—have dared to oppose Madigan or cross the “Madigan Machine” that has had...
By Tyler Vazquez, Florida Today Burial services for Sincere Pierce at Riverview Memorial Gardens ended abruptly Saturday afternoon when an unknown gunman fired a single shot and hit the deceased's mother. The gunfire came as guests were paying their last respects to the 18-year-old, one of two teens killed Nov. 13 by a Brevard...
Crusader Staff Report New Orleans Congressman Cedric Richmond, who once served as the leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, will be President-elect Joe Biden’s director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Richmond, 47, made the announcement last week after spending the last decade in the U.S. House of Representatives...
By J. Coyden Palmer The NFL announced on November 17 that for the first time in league history, one of its games will feature an all African American officiating crew for the game on November 23 between the visiting Los Angeles Rams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jerome Boger will...
Robert Keegen has been charged with murder in the shooting of an Oregon teen By Tonya Pendleton, The Grio In an eerie echo of the Jordan Davis case, an Oregon man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a teenager in a hotel parking lot over loud music. As reported...
Goalsetter aims to narrow the wealth gap between Blacks and whites. By Christian Spencer, The Grio Black families could save money on Black Friday by using a Black-owned app called Goalsetter. Created by Tanya Van Court, Goalsetter.co is a financial literacy app geared for children and aimed at narrowing the wealth...
By Erick Johnson Morgan Park resident Catherine Townsend has made a 107-year-old Chicago holiday tradition sparkle. For the first time in the city’s history, Townsend is the first resident in Chicago to donate the Christmas tree in Millennium Park. She is also the first Black donor to hold the honor...
ABC 7 More people are expected to do their Black Friday shopping online this year due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Cyber Monday is also an option. If you're in that category, there's a new warning about scams you should know about. Steve Bernas of the Better Business Bureau said because Friday...
ABC7 News If you're planning on traveling during the holidays, you may want to check on your destination's COVID-19 restrictions. As the U.S. is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, states have adapted their COVID-19 guidelines to better help contain the spread of the virus. Here is a list of COVID-19 travel...