By Charise Frazier, NewsOne One year ago, Dartavius Barnes experienced one of the most earth-shattering experiences anyone can live through, when he was stopped by police in Springfield, in April 2020. The encounter forever etched in his memory, signaled the day where law enforcement officials confiscated the ashes of his daughter...
Police in west suburban Aurora are asking for help identifying a toddler who was found alone on Tuesday. Police said the boy, who appears to be about two years old, was found near Robinwood and Crestwood drives, wearing a grey and blue onesie. Anyone who recognizes him is asked to call...
Clarence Willams III
By Variety Clarence Williams III, an actor known for portraying Linc Hayes on "The Mod Squad" and Prince's father in "Purple Rain," died on Friday. He was 81. Williams' management confirmed his death citing the cause as colon cancer. Williams broke through in 1968 as one of the stars of the counterculture...
By Charise Frazier, NewsOne Earlier this spring, the city of Evanston, Illinois, become a symbol of hope during a long storied effort to ensure the federal government disseminates reparations to the descendants of chattel slavery. Bolstered by the first $10 million in revenue from the city’s cannabis tax, Evanston became the...
Tulsa Massacre
By Yun Li, CNBC A century ago this week, the wealthiest U.S. Black community was burned to the ground. At the turn of the 20th century, the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, became one of the first communities in the country thriving with Black entrepreneurial businesses. The prosperous town, founded by...
By Jared Alexander, TheGrio Per recent reports, John Davis, the real voice behind the infamous R&B duo Milli Vanilli, has passed away from COVID-19. He was 66. Per Variety, Davis’ daughter, Jasmin, took to Facebook to confirm the death of her father. “My dad passed away this evening through the coronavirus,” she...
Kristen Clarke
By Jennifer Bendery, HuffPost The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Kristen Clarke to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division, making her the first woman ― and first Black woman ― to oversee the powerful division created in 1957 as the civil rights movement took hold. Every Democrat voted to confirm...
David “YaYa” McAtee
By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne In a case of questionable timing at best, the top prosecutor in Louisville announced on Tuesday that his office would not bring charges against the police officers and members of the military who gunned down a Black man attending a demonstration peacefully protesting against George...
George Floyd
By Charise Frazier, NewsOne On the one-year anniversary marking the day that their loved one was killed in a harrowing act of police violence, George Floyd‘s family is scheduled to meet with President Joe Biden and congressional leaders to mark the solemn moment. According to family attorney Ben Crump who spoke...
Chi Modu
By Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter Chi Modu, the acclaimed photographer who captured some of the most iconic images in hip hop, has died. He was 54. His death was announced in a post on his official Instagram account on Saturday. “Our hearts are broken. We continue the fight. The family...