By Gaynor Hall, WGN The Chicago Tribune reported that at least five Chicago police officers face suspension for their conduct one year after former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was discovered asleep behind the wheel of a city-issued vehicle in Bridgeport. New information is emerging in the incident that led to...
Community will provide 84 new rental apartments and 12 new retail shops in the historic neighborhood Crusader Staff Report A new high-quality, $37 million mixed-use apartment complex in Bronzeville recently opened in the historic Black neighborhood. Mayor Lori Lightfoot on October 1, joined Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Tracey Scott, Alderman Sophia...
As described in the book “Sundown Town” by historian James Loewen, the phrase was the name given to thousands of cities in the U.S. where African Americans were warned not to be caught after dark. By Angie Crouch, NBC Los Angeles Glendale has become the first city in California and the...
By Pilar Melendez, The Daily Beast Family members and community leaders are demanding answers and a new investigation after a Black man was found dead by hanging in Florida last week—despite authorities stressing they have “exhausted all leads” in the case deemed a suicide. The Orlando Police Department says Nevan Baker,...
By Chris Bumbaca, USA Today Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan died Sunday at his home in California due to a non-specified polyneuropathy, his family announced. He was 77. Morgan played 22 seasons in the big leagues from 1963-1984. Although he began his career with the Houston Astros when they were...
By Patrick Forrest President Donald Trump announced his latest selection to the Supreme Court of the United States, federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett has a local history, spending three years on the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. While...
“This lack of fairness in the financial system is why we created Greenwood,” said the rapper. By NewsOne From leading initiatives designed to empower disenfranchised communities to his Netflix show Trigger Warning, rapper and activist Killer Mike has been a fierce advocate for Black economic empowerment and he is furthering his...
By Kelly Murray, CNN The street in front of the Miami high school that Trayvon Martin attended before his life was abruptly ended will be renamed Trayvon Martin Avenue. Miami-Dade County commissioners approved the resolution this week to designate a portion of NE 16th Avenue after the 17-year-old, who was shot...
An attorney for Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago officer convicted in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, had asked that the appeal be dropped. By Phil Helsel, NBC News An Illinois appellate court has granted a request to drop the appeal from the former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke,...
By Liz Nagy, ABC7 News A $4,000 reward is being offered for information in the shooting of a 10-year-old girl in a park on Chicago's South Side Wednesday night. Police said the shooting happened in a park near 83rd and South Shore Drive. La'Mya Sparks' father said she there playing with her...