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....
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,...
By J. Coyden Palmer Coming next week the Crusader will publish the first of a three-part series on African Americans and gun ownership by NNPA award-winning journalist and Crusader contributing writer J. Coyden Palmer. The series, which is titled: “Carrying While Black,” will focus on three different gun topics to...
Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19
The Indiana Department of Health announced recently that more than 2 million Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As of Wednesday May 5, a total of 4,395,106 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,389,057 first doses and 2,006,049 individuals who are fully vaccinated. The fully vaccinated number...
Garrett Rolfe
By Emily Shapiro and Marlene Lenthang, ABC News The Atlanta police officer who was fired after fatally shooting a Black man in a Wendy's parking lot last year has been reinstated by Atlanta's Civil Service Board. Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old husband, father and stepfather, was running away when he was shot by officer...
menthol cigarettes
By Bo Erickson, CBS News The Biden administration announced its intention last Thursday to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, including menthol. "Banning menthol—the last allowable flavor—in cigarettes and banning all flavors in cigars will help save lives, particularly among those disproportionately affected by these deadly products. With these actions, the...
Sarah Gorden
By J. Coyden Palmer After a week’s long investigation into an incident involving Chicago Red Stars Defender Sarah Gorden, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced no disciplinary actions will be taken. The NWSL used the services of an independent investigator to look into a matter that had racial undertones. Gorden...
Judge Joseph Hatchett
The Clearwater native’s pioneering legal career took him to Florida’s highest court and the federal judiciary. By Howard Cohen, Tampa Bay Times When a young Joseph W. Hatchett took the Florida Bar exam in 1960, he could not stay in the Miami hotel in which the test was given because of...
vaccine
By Maggie Fox, CNN The US Food and Drug Administration is poised to authorize Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine in children and teens ages 12 to 15 by early next week, a federal government official tells CNN. Pfizer has applied for emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine for teens and children ages...
Stephanie Bottom
By Artemis Moshtaghian, Melissa Alonso and Amanda Jackson, CNN A Black woman was allegedly grabbed by the hair and pulled out of her SUV by North Carolina police during a traffic stop in 2019 after she was driving 10 miles per hour over the speed limit and failed to stop...