Republican Tate Reeves has a long history of ties to pro-Confederate groups. By Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) has taken the time to declare April “Confederate Heritage Month.” The proclamation came two days after Reeves changed his position and issued a...
To help residents who survive the state’s Stay-at-Home Order, the CTA will offer riders a prorated credit for any unused days on active 7- and 30-Day passes, CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. announced March 24. Customers with an active Ventra pass that they are no longer using are eligible...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending the voluntary use of face coverings when in public. However, health officials stress they don't want people rushing to get medical or surgical masks. Instead, one option is to make your own. Surgeon General Jerome Adams shared a video showing how it...
By Lee Brown, New York Post The White House coronavirus task force is now warning against even going out to buy groceries or medication as the pandemic is expected to hit a deadly apex in the coming two weeks. “The next two weeks are extraordinarily important,” White House coronavirus response coordinator...
Expo Rescheduled for August 21-23 On Friday, April 3, the Black Women's Expo Founder Merry Green announced that the highly anticipated event will take place August 21 - 23, 2020 at McCormick Place. "As you can imagine, our major concern is the health and safety of all involved with the show....
By Erick Johnson The magazine that graced the coffee tables of millions of Black homes is gone. So is parent company, Johnson Publishing Company. Now, Ebony’s website has vanished from the world wide web. It’s the 75th anniversary of Ebony Magazine, but will there be a celebration or a funeral with...
By Jesse Kirsch, ABC7 News We're seeing more and more efforts to protect people from COVID-19, but the number of confirmed cases is still growing. Friday night, the number of cases in Illinois jumped to more than 9,000, according to John Hopkins University & Medicine, and 210 people have died from...
By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne Bill Withers, whose smooth and soulful voice brought decades of positive messages of upliftment with his award-winning music, has died, according to a report from the Associated Press. He was 81. The cause of death was attributed to “heart complications,” the AP wrote. Some of Wither’s...
KING MURDERED 52 YEARS AGO TODAY By History.com Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee 52 years ago today, on April 4, 1968, an event that sent shock waves reverberating around the world. A Baptist minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), King had led the...
If you bought a Powerball ticket on the Illinois Lottery app, you may want to check your email right away! A $50,000 winning Powerball ticket was purchased for the Wednesday, April 1, drawing. The winning Powerball ticket matched five numbers – 33 - 35 - 45 - 48 - 60- 16 – to win the prize....