By John Garcia, ABC7 News A new COVID-19 relief center opened up Monday on Chicago's South Side. It's named after Tyshawn Lee, a 9-year-old boy who was murdered in 2015. Volunteers handed out bags of groceries filled with essentials as another handed out PPE, including masks and gloves. They plan to...

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Rev. Al Sharpton urges Black Chicago to take back America Black faith leaders rally behind Kim Foxx in State’s Attorney’s race By Erick Johnson With a week left for the Presidential and local General Elections, civil rights leader Al Sharpton visited Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood on Tuesday, October 27, where he...
His attorneys claim he is entitled to compensatory and punitive damages. By Stephanie Wash, ABC News Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, the officer shot and wounded during the raid on Breonna Taylor's apartment has filed a counterclaim against Kenneth Walker following Walker's lawsuit against the city of Louisville, numerous Louisville Metro Police Department...
Slides quote Hitler and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. By Nigel Roberts, BET Training materials for Kentucky State Police cadets once included quotes attributed to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. A slide show instructed the future troopers to be warriors who “always fight to the death”...
The singer and preacher was known for the gospel song "Something About the Name Jesus." By Brooklyn White, ESSENCE Ohio’s Bishop Rance Allen, a minister and singer widely known for the gospel hit “Something About the Name Jesus,” has passed away. He was 71. News of his death was formally announced by...
By Jobina Fortson, ABC7 News Facebook launched its "Buy Black Friday" initiative and a corresponding gift guide on Friday as a way to celebrate and support Black-owned businesses during the holiday season. The initiative is a part of a larger three-month "Season of Support" program to help small businesses impacted by...
By Sally King The elevation of Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, DC to Cardinal by Pope Francis represents the first African American to serve in the Catholic Church’s highest governing body, a historic moment for the Church and African American Catholics. Pope Francis made the announcement Sunday, October 25, in Rome....
Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, says Blacks must want to be successful By Erick Johnson As millions of Blacks prepare to cast their ballots in a few days, White House adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner drew heavy criticism on Monday, October 26, after saying that Black Americans have to...
Former Upper Township Committeeman Hobart Young says he didn’t really resign and he’ll go to court to get his seat back. By Jennifer Bendery, Huff Post A Republican elected official in Cape May County, New Jersey, recently resigned from his post after posting vulgar, manipulated images of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala...
The DOJ effectively ended its civil rights investigation into the 2014 police killing of the Black boy — without telling the family, reported The New York Times. By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman and Ryan J. Reilly, Huff Post The Justice Department effectively ceased its civil rights investigation into the 2014 police killing of...