Facebook users in Illinois can now apply to collect from a settlement stemming from a class action lawsuit. Claims must be filed by TODAY, November 23, 2020. The lawsuit was filed over Facebook's collection and storing of biometric data of Illinois users without proper consent. As part of the $650 million...
By Naveen Dhaliwal, ABC7 News New York A man who spent a quarter century in prison after being wrongly convicted of murder was freed on Thursday. Jaythan Kendrick had been waiting 25 years for his murder conviction to be vacated. Moments after that decision, Kendrick walked out of the courthouse a free...
A suit filed in federal court by 60 people blames the cops for abuses incurred while they protested police violence. By BET A federal lawsuit charges that Chicago police officers violated the civil rights of multiple Black Lives Matter protesters this summer during demonstrations in reaction to the police shooting deaths...
By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Gov. JB Pritzker announced the entire state would enter Tier 3 of his mitigation plan starting Friday, November 20, 2020 as he noted the best way for Illinoisans to avoid another stay-at-home order was by staying home. “Tier 3 boils down...
The case in Jacksonville, Florida, was eerily reminiscent of the police shooting that killed Breonna Taylor. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne A Black woman in Florida is fighting to clear her name after she shot a police officer she suspected to be an intruder after he didn’t immediately identify himself while...
By Madeline Holcombe, CNN Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Wednesday, authorities confirmed to CNN. Brown Jr., the half brother of Bobbi Kristina Brown who died in 2015, was 28. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a...
Pfizer to seek approval from FDA 'within days' after analysis finds COVID-19 vaccine 95% By Erick Johnson Some 3,000 Blacks participated in Moderna’s clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine and several had severe cases of the diseases before taking the vaccine, according to company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The news come as...
By Erick Johnson Gary’s 14-year-old Ben Watkins, who survived tragedy and won fame and millions of fans on Fox’s “MasterChef Junior,” died Monday, November 16 after a long battle with cancer. Watkins lost both parents in a murder-suicide in 2017. He was diagnosed with a rare illness, angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma, a soft...
Winning Berwyn player must claim by November 20 The Illinois Lottery is calling all Lucky Day Lotto players to check behind their sofas, inside their junk drawers or wherever they could have misplaced a winning lottery ticket — as it could be worth a million dollars. Nearly one year ago, a...
The family of Sincere Pierce, 18, and A.J. Crooms, 16, have reportedly not been given much information about the shooting. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne The Florida police officers who killed two Black teenagers in a hail of bullets shot at the car they were driving in last week are defending...