By Maegan Vazquez, CNN A commission stood up by President Donald Trump as a rebuttal to schools applying a more accurate history curriculum around slavery in the US issued its inflammatory report on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trump announced that he was establishing the commission last fall, following a slew of Black Lives Matter...
Webb did not find evidence to support criminal charges against Foxx or anyone in her office By Leah Hope and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team Special Prosecutor Dan Webb has released his report Monday into the Jussie Smollett's case and its handling by Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx. The report said it...
OneUnited, the largest Black-owned bank in the country, revealed it has reached a customer milestone of 100,000 clients. By DeMicia Inman, TheGrio As the country’s largest Black-owned bank, OneUnited announced it has reached 100,000 customers across America. A press release cited recent efforts towards social justice activism supported by the bank as...
By: Giavonni Nickson On February 11, 2019, Jennifer V. Montague delivered the keynote address at the Gary Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. NIPSCO announced the selection of Jennifer V. Montague as its Vice President of Communications and External Affairs a few months ago in November 2018. Montague is responsible for customer-focused branding,...
Guaranteed Income Validation Effort (GIVE) program
By Patrick Forrest Gary Mayor Jerome Prince made a number of phone calls to those who were selected to receive the assistance from the Guaranteed Income Validation Effort (GIVE) program. In his original announcement, Prince noted statistics that show nearly 40 percent of Americans cannot afford a single $400 emergency and...
By Ishena Robinson, The Root The Austin Police Department has released bodycam footage and the 911 call from a fatal encounter between its officers and Michael Ramos, an unarmed 42-year-old man, in April of this year. According to a report from Buzzfeed, police approached Ramos—who is Afro-Latino—in response to a 911...
By Stacy Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) wrapped up its Mid-Winter Training Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Orlando, Florida, where publishers, corporate partners and sponsors gathered to help move the publishing industry forward with increased sustainability for the Black Press of America. Included among NNPA...
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) today released an in-depth report analyzing the civil rights record of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in advance of Kavanaugh’s nomination hearings, which are scheduled to begin next week. LDF opposes the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court...
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Six community leaders from Gary have been selected for the national Center for Community Progress’ prestigious Community Revitalization Fellowship. The Community Revitalization Fellowship equips grassroots community leaders to lead projects and advocacy efforts to revitalize the vacant properties in their neighborhoods. Gary’s Fellows are: Sam Barnett Love, Chair of Arts and...
Crusader Staff Report Councilman Ron Brewer pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and holding at gunpoint a teenager he accused of stealing his car on September 22. Brewer entered the plea Monday, November 17 in Lake County Superior court. On November 8, Brewer posted $10,000 bond, a day after he was indicted on...