By Brandis Friedman, Chicago Tonight/WTTW A new gang has surfaced at the Cook County Jail that even the sheriff refers to as “bizarre.” Tom Dart credits members of the gang, called Savage Life, with a hostage incident that occurred at the jail late last month. The sheriff's office says it knows exactly which...
The 27-year-old man was killed on a Philadelphia street as his mother begged police not to shoot him. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne Protesters took to the streets of Philadelphia Monday night hours after a pair of white police officers shot and killed a Black man who had a knife but...
The youngster faces serious charges. By Christina Santi, Ebony Corey “Lil C Note” Jackson, 12, appeared in court this month to defend himself against felony charges. In October 2018, Jackson was arrested at the Cumberland Mall in Cobb County, Georgia, on charges of illegally selling his CDs. A video of the aspiring...
By ABC7 The Cook County Department of Public Health issued a Stay-At-Home Advisory Friday due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Friday's record-breaking numbers included 15,415 newly confirmed or probable cases, the highest one-day total. Additionally, 5,362 people have been hospitalized, another new high for the pandemic. Health officials also...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The story begins on a Fall Saturday afternoon at Soldier Field in 2017 where many political candidates seeking the Black vote scoped out the movers and shakers attending the Chicago Football Classic, an annual Black Chicago tradition. One candidate was a fresh faced political rookie...
The incident caused the subject's charges to be dropped. By Adrian Moore, NewsOne As we’ve witnessed with cases like Freddie Gray, the race of an officer doesn’t always play a part in whether they’ll treat you humanely or not. However, in most shooting cases that go viral, it’s usually a white...
By Bruce CT Wright, NewsOne While the coronavirus has quickly changed a lot about the world that we live in, in certain circumstances things have remained the same. That latter part seemed to be true in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where a video was purportedly filmed of police officers detaining a...
The Crusader studied 20 years of U.S. Census data and found that Blacks are leaving Chicago more than any Midwest city. Los Angeles has the fastest growing Black population in the nation. Black residents are moving Houston closer to overtaking Chicago as the third largest U.S. city. Blacks are...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Victoria Shaw, a Black girl approximately 15 years old, went missing Monday, Feb. 11, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Teandah Slater, Black and also only 15 years old, was reported missing on Thursday, Feb. 7, from Noble Square in Chicago. Areall Murchinson, a 16-year old Black...
By Gemma Greene, blackdoctor.org According to Radar Online, Janet Jackson is naming her son after her late brothers. The little boy will be named “Michael Brandon,” honoring both the King of Pop and Marlon’s twin brother, Brandon, who died at birth. “Janet will honor both Michael and Brandon,” a family insider said....