AL-Tarrek Bell
ABC 7 Chicago An 18-year-old from North Carolina died when he used his own body to shield a 10-year-old from gunfire. AL-Tarrek Bell and his family are from Skinnersville, North Carolina--a small town on the shores of the Albemarle Sound in Washington County. Bell was less than a month away from his...
Roosevelt High School
Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb, together with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announced that an eight-week mass vaccination clinic with the capacity to administer 3,000 COVID-19 vaccines a day will open in Gary in early April. The clinic will run from April 7 to June 2 at the site...
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Chicago Staff Report President Joe Biden on Tuesday, March 30, nominated five accomplished Blacks to judicial seats in federal court. They represent half of the 10 people nominated to the positions. One of Biden’s nominees, Attorney Tiffany Cunningham, is a partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP in Chicago...
Marvin David Scott III
An eighth detention officer resigned amid the ongoing investigation, officials said By Frank Heinz, NBC DFW Seven detention officers involved in the in-custody death of 26-year-old Marvin Scott III have been fired, according to a statement from the Collin County Sheriff's office. The statement, released Thursday afternoon, said the detention officers were...
Alvin Sykes, Civil Rights
After dropping out of high school, he studied law at the public library, then used his knowledge to reopen cold cases, including Emmett Till’s murder. By Clay Risen, The New York Times Alvin Sykes, who left high school in eighth grade, completed his education by reading legal textbooks at the public...
CHARLES MCMILLIAN, Derek Chauvin murder trial,
Crusader Staff Report It was an emotional week for the family of George Floyd as prosecutors presented their case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The jailed cop who kept his knee on Floyd’s neck over nine minutes before he died stirred up fresh emotions in a courtroom where...
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By Jesse Kirsch, ABC 7 Chicago Indiana has opened COVID vaccine appointments to all residents 16 and older Wednesday. Residents can make an appointment by dialing 211 or visiting the state website ourshot.in.gov. Among the first younger recipients at a vaccination site in East Chicago was clinic volunteer Elder Guzman who called...
Kenedie McNair, missing teen
ABC7 Chicago The Gary Police Department has issued a Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 15-year-old girl. Kenedie McNair is believed to be in extreme danger, according to police. She was last seen Monday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m. The teen may be with her father, Carl Banks, 36, in a...
Donald Williams III, Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin trial
Williams looked Derek Chauvin directly in the eyes while answering his lawyer's contentious questions. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne Day 2 of Derek Chauvin‘s murder trial for killing George Floyd opened as it ended on Monday — with the testimony of an eyewitness who has emerged as a central figure in...
City of Gary, Mayor Jerome Prince
Indiana University-Northwest Chancellor Ken Iwama recently awarded City of Gary Mayor Jerome A. Prince with the prestigious Indiana University Bicentennial Medal. The medal is awarded to individuals and organizations who have broadened the university’s reach around the state and the world through their personal, professional, artistic or philanthropic efforts. “Indiana University-Northwest...