By Patrick Forrest Longtime host of The Butt Naked Truth on local gospel station WBGX, Harold Davis Jr. died Sunday, April 12 after complications involving acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with COVID-19. He was 63 years old. Notorious for exposing political leaders regardless of ethnicity or party whose words did not...
By Brittany Garzillo, Fox 32 News Many Chicagoans are struggling to make rent during the coronavirus pandemic. With May 1st just days away, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday a new initiative to ease the financial burden on homeowners and renters. It is called the “Chicago Housing Solidarity Pledge.” Mayor Lightfoot says it...
By Will Jones and Jesse Kirsch, ABC7 News Chicago police broke up at least two large gatherings Saturday after city officials warned that failing to comply with the stay-at-home order is putting lives at risk. Officers responded to two gatherings on the city's West Side Saturday night, putting an end to...
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, along with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), recently announced the “Protecting Chicago” framework that the city will use to guide Chicago’s reopening process amid COVID-19. The framework – organized into five phases in alignment with the State of Illinois’ “Restore Illinois” plan – will advise...
What started off as a headache a month ago ends in tragedy. By Royce Dunmore, NewsOne Over the weekend, the realities of the coronavirus pandemic once again hit hard due to the tragic death of 5-year-old Skylar Herbert. According to The Detroit News, Herbert complained of a bad headache a month ago....
By Erick Johnson Some 20,915 residents in many of Chicago’s predominately Black neighborhoods have been tested for the novel coronavirus and 30 percent, or 6,238 have tested positive for the virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). State data also shows that a total of 7,077 residents in...
A Texas medical professional created a new standard for PPE By Blue Telusma, The Grio N-95 model face masks have been in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic, but thanks to a Black chief executive nurse at the University of Texas Health System, a new and even more efficient model is...
Chicago is canceling all summer athletic events, parades and festivals due to coronavirus concerns By Mike Ewing, WGN The City of Chicago is canceling “all permitted special events,” including Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago, and other annual summer traditions through Labor Day, according to a release. According to the city this includes all...
Funds can be used for personal protective equipment, childcare costs, travel costs to receive testing, among other actions U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson last week announced that his department will allocate $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing....
The viral video has been shared more than 53,000 times and drew a response from Chicago police By Matthew Allen, The Grio The state of Illinois extended its stay-at-home order until the end of May, but some residents in Chicago allegedly were unbothered by the mandate and partied it up in...