ABC7 News Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday his intention to nominate Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court. Upon confirmation by the New Jersey State Senate, Pierre-Louis would be the first Black woman to hold the post and the first African American to serve on the court since 2010. "Standing here...
Crusader Staff Report Residents in North Lawndale this weekend will celebrate a hard-fought, historic victory that led to the renaming of Stephen Douglas Park after abolitionist, journalist and civil rights leader Frederick Douglass and his wife. The three-hour celebration will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the park, located at 1401...
  (Top Row L-R): Congresswoman Maxine Waters, State Senator Holly J. Mitchell, Congresswoman Karen Bass and Congresswoman Barbara Lee. (Bottom Row L-R):  Retired Hon. Gwen Moore,  Retired Yvonne Burke, Los Angeles County Supervisor Alice A. Huffman, President, NAACP, California & Hawaii, and CBS2 News Anchor Pat Harvey Los Angeles, CA — The...
"One of our core values is courtesy," Gwinnett County police said. The officer was fired because his conduct "violated our policy and did not meet our core values." By Minyvonne Burke, NBC A Georgia police officer who was seen in a now-viral TikTok video using a stun gun on a Black...
By Leandra Bernstein, WJLA President Donald Trump launched the Black Voices for Trump Coalition from Atlanta Friday, in an appeal to African Americans voters ahead of the 2020 election. The president's campaign is attempting to expand a historically small portion of the electorate, Black Republican voters. In the midterm elections, only...
Despite passing a record income tax hike in 2017, Illinois’ pension health remains the nation’s worst, according to one of the world’s leading credit rating agencies. A new report from Moody’s Investors Service shows in fiscal year 2018, Illinois’ unfunded pension liability stood at nearly $241 billion, leaving each Illinoisan on the...
By Mike Ewing, Tahman Bradley, WGN Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said 11 counties remain at the state’s “warning” level of coronavirus infections Monday, as the state rolls out a new campaign to encourage residents to wear masks and follow other health guidelines. Pritzker unveiled the new $5 million awareness campaign based...
By Erin Donaghue, CBS News A Georgia grand jury has indicted three men in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was pursued and shot dead as he jogged through a Brunswick neighborhood in February. Cobb District Attorney Joyette Holmes announced the nine-count indictment Wednesday. The indictment charges...
By Ganesha Setty, CNBC The NCAA is embracing “change” and starting the process of allowing student-athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness, the organization announced Tuesday. The group’s top governing board voted unanimously to allow college athletes to be compensated, though the NCAA’s three divisions must still craft...
R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the Queen of Soul. By Ryan Grenoble, The Huffington Post The Pulitzer Board announced Monday that it was honoring Aretha Franklin with a posthumous award, commemorating the Queen of Soul in the category of “special citations.” At an announcement ceremony at Columbia University, Pulitzer Prize administrator Dana Canedy specifically highlighted Franklin...