By Laura Longhine, C-Ville Albemarle County resident Richard Allan, an amateur local historian and longtime environmental activist, has admitted to taking the bronze slave auction block marker from Court Square in the early morning hours of February 6. Charlottesville police would not confirm whether Allan was in custody. “I did not...
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Northwest Indiana Leadership Council will host the annual Mayor’s Breakfast benefiting the UNCF on Wednesday, February 6, 2019; 8:30 a.m. at the Genesis Convention Center. The Mayor’s Breakfast where more than 300 businesses, civic, education and community leaders gather, supports...
It's a tale of "two Americas." By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne The imagery surrounding how police responded to an accused triple murderer in Virginia this week was jarring enough: Video showed a naked man chasing what appeared to be a cowardly, back-peddling police officer who was running away in apparent fear...
Despite little progress, EdisonLearning, the company the state hired for the flawed takeover, received an extended contract that could push its earnings over $31 million on top of hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and federal grants. A CRUSADER SPECIAL REPORT By Erick Johnson The time had come for the state...
Seven grassroots agencies will get a wealth of resources to increase their violence prevention activities thanks to the University of Chicago Medicine “rapid fire” grants. The grants are timed to thwart violence during the summer months, considered the most dangerous times in the city. Brenda Battle, vice president of UC...
By Giavonni Nickson Tito and Jackie Jackson of the legendary “Jackson 5” made a triumphant return to their hometown, Gary , IN, after nearly 50 years. Their visit marked a historic occasion as the last time the Jackson brothers visited the Steel City in 1971 for a concert that eventually...
If you recently purchased a Lucky Day Lotto ticket in Glenwood or Grand Detour, you may want to check it right away! A beauty supply store in Glenwood and a gas station in Grand Detour each sold winning Lucky Day Lotto tickets in the Friday, May 31, evening drawing....
Illinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D-CH) is calling on everyone to reframe from violating the governor’s order to at stay in place and practice social distancing. Ford is disappointed after a party in Chicago went viral. The party was estimated to have over 1,000 people that attended....
Africa Times Fans of Marvel Comics are mourning the loss of Stan Lee, the co-creator of Black Panther and the fictional kingdom of Wakanda born on the pages of Marvel before its appearance earlier this year on the big screen. The 95-year-old Lee, whose full name was Stanley Martin Lieber, died...
"Jay-Z's journey is the modern-day embodiment of the American dream." By VIBE Staff It's official – Forbes has declared Jay-Z hip-hop's first billionaire. Hov has reportedly accumulated a fortune that totals $1 billion, making him the first musician in hip-hop to do so. He is also one of only a few...