Kaitlin DeCero, seiuhcilin.org A review of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s FY2017 budget, introduced Wednesday, shows he is targeting some 44,000 seniors with almost $200 million in cuts to the successful Community Care Program, which saves taxpayer dollars and keeps an aging population comfortably in their homes and communities instead of in...
By Selena Hill, blackenterprise.com Beyoncé has teamed up with Gucci to provide thousands of people in the East African country of Burundi with clean water. The 36-year-old superstar singer and philanthropist made the announcement Thursday, World Water Day, on her website. The post reads: Beyoncé’s BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, UNICEF, and now Gucci and...
Dijon Kizzee was 29 years old. By NewsOne Staff Police in Los Angeles on Monday shot and killed a Black man after officers stopped him while riding a bike for what was being described as a “bicycle code violation,” sparking a night of protests in California’s biggest city. The victim was identified...
By Kerry Burke, Rocco Parascandola and John Annese, NY Daily News A racial hate-spewing stranger hurled a glass bottle at a Black woman jogging in Queens — calling her the N-word and yelling that she should go back to Africa, a disturbing video shows. Tiffany Johnson, 37, who lives in Woodside, didn’t...
By Daunte Henderson, BlackDoctor.org They say the eyes don’t lie, but apparently our lips don’t either. You can apparently tell a lot about your health from the appearance of your lips. Subtle signs that we overlook everyday could be the reason for our next $30 copay to the doctor. Who...
By Michael Harriot, The Root A group of Black men exercising their Second Amendment rights showed up in the Georgia neighborhood where Ahmaud Arbery was killed to demonstrate for freedom and liberty because… Oh, wait, I’m showing my journalistic bias by reporting this story in the same way that outlets reported...
By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Reinforcements are coming to a violent Chicago. As a major part of a plan to combat crime -- including the city's worst homicide rate in decades -- the police department said it will be adding nearly 1,000 positions to ranks. The hires, which will take place over...
By blackdoctor.org On Sunday, the trailer (in the video above) for Hidden Figures — the story of the Black female mathematicians who helped make NASA what it is today — was released. The movie is about the United States race against Russia to put a man in space. To get there...
By Royston Maxwell Lyttle (Principal, Eagle Academy Public Charter School/Grades 1-3) As educators, we have an obligation to give our students every opportunity to succeed. Parents rely on us to ensure their children are armed with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive, once they leave our classrooms. Over...
To say that police have killed Black people for doing much less is beyond an understatement. By NewsOne A judge in Oklahoma on Monday ordered the release of police video showing a white driver who was pulled over by cops and not only refused to follow orders and resisted arrest but...