The donation will help to register voters in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin By Stephanie Guerilus, The Grio Michael Bloomberg has donated $2 million to a nonprofit group that will register Black voters ahead of the November election. CBS News reported Monday that the billionaire made...
Illinois Lottery annuity tickets will payout until 2040 for lucky winners The Illinois Lottery is bringing back its ‘20 Years of Cash’ instant tickets for the first time since 2014, with a top prize in the ticket family of $50,000 per month for the next two decades. “We’re excited to relaunch...
By Erick Johnson It was March 15, 2016. In Chicago’s Black community, it was judgement day for Anita Alvarez. Black voters everywhere were heading to the polls to seal the fate of the embattled Cook County State’s Attorney. Frustrations with the county’s top prosecutor had come to a boil after many...
Indiana University researchers were surprised by how few community pharmacies were stocking and dispensing naloxone. In 2016, Indiana created a statewide standing order allowing pharmacies to dispense naloxone without a medical exam. While pharmacies were slow to stock and distribute the overdose-reversing drug shortly after the order, a new study...
While NBA fans are anticipating NBA finals in June, the coronavirus may affect how fans are able to see the games. This week, officials at the NBA are taking preventive measures to ensure the safety of its players and fans “should it be necessary.” By Shawn Grant, The Grio While NBA...
State passes measure after incidents of employees fired and children disciplined over hair texture and type sparked outcry By Kenya Evelyn, The Guardian Virginia has become the first southern US state to ban hair discrimination based on racial identifiers including hair texture and hair type. It is the fourth US state to...
The teen was represented by attorney Justin Moore, who fought tooth and nail for his freedom. By A. Woods, NewsOne A Texas teen named JaTyrone Hollis was kept in a jail cell and away from his family for two-and-a-half years after being wrongfully charged with capital murder. Hollis’ attorney, Justin A....
By Erick Johnson The momentum toward the Democratic nomination for president has dramatically slowed for candidate Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator lost his front runner status as opponent Joe Biden gained 380 delegates from 14 states that held their Democratic primary on March 3, Super Tuesday. On March 17, Illinois will...
On February 27, 2020, Congresswoman Robin Kelly introduced the First Responder Resiliency Act, legislation to expand access to federal resources for programs that support the health and wellness of our nation’s first responders. “Our nation’s first responders are intrinsically selfless. They run toward danger and disaster, not away from it. They...
Health officials are monitoring 26 people for possible coronavirus in Indiana. The individuals have not tested positive but are being monitored for two weeks due to their history of travel or contact with someone who traveled to an affected country. An additional 34 travelers have already been cleared. State Health Commissioner...