Senator Eddie Melton
This year, Senate Assistant Democratic Leader Eddie Melton (D-Gary) was selected as one of Brotha Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Men of the Year. The national magazine specifically targets African American males and is intended as an empowerment tool to provide resources to those dealing with complicated issues. This year,...
JACQUELINE LAVINIA BROWN JACKSON
Statement By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Thursday, May 6, 2021 I am proud to announce that my wife of over 50 years, Jacqueline Lavinia Brown Jackson, is going to receive her just reward with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from our alma mater, North Carolina A & T...
Gregory McMichael (left top), Travis McMichael (center top), Ahmaud Arbery (right), William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. (bottom)
By Deanna Hackney and Amir Vera, CNN Jury selection will begin October 18 for the state trial of three men facing charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia last year, according to Glynn County, Georgia, court records. Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was out for a jog near Brunswick,...
South Shore Hospital
By Stephanie Gadlin Part I of a IV Part Series CHICAGO - In 2020, the pandemic claimed the lives of my father, my youngest aunt, a disabled first cousin, and 14 other friends and acquaintances. They were among the 577,000 Americans who lost their lives in a span of 14 months,...
By Patrick Forrest The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will now be leading the investigation into a large number of “suspicious” fires that have been set to vacant buildings over the course of the weekend. At least 17 vacant buildings at 11 different locations caught fire...
darren green jr
By Jesse Kirsch, ABC7 Chicago The family of a man shot and killed during a traffic stop is calling for murder charges against one of the Illinois State Police troopers involved in the 2020 incident. Nearly seven months after the Harvey traffic stop turned deadly, the family of Darren Green, Jr....
Janice Jackson
Crusader Staff Report The leadership of Chicago Public Schools is in a flux as three of its top executives are leaving the district. The biggest departure is CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson, who, on Monday, May 3, announced that she will not renew her four-year contract when it expires next...
NBC 5 Chicago A new interim report by the city of Chicago’s Office of the Inspector General says that Chicago Police Department search warrants disproportionately targeted people of color. The report, which examined search warrants issued and executed between 2017 and 2020, found that Black men were targeted 4.6 times more...
Dykota Morgan
BY Shannon Halligan, WGN TV Family is mourning the loss of a 15-year-old Bolingbrook girl who died from COVID-19 just two days after testing positive. Last week, Dykota Morgan was a perfectly healthy 15-year-old freshman at Bolingbrook High School who excelled in school and athletics. But shortly after she turned 15,...
Republican Tim Scott, Vice President Kamala Harris

Is America racist?

By Erick Johnson The calls kept coming for days at WVON during the Perri Small Show. The air waves at the radio station have been lighting up since Black Republican Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham from South Carolina said that America is not a racist country and that America may...