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...
"I wasn't really surprised," Fitzroy Gayle told BuzzFeed News. "I just thought it wasn't going to happen to me." By Clarissa-Jan Lim, BuzzFeed News New York police officers violently arrested a 20-year-old man who had just smoked marijuana in a park Wednesday in an incident that was caught on video and...
Advocates including Martin Luther King III and Kim Kardashian West sought to stop state from putting man to death By Kenya Evelyn, The Guardian Alabama has executed Nathaniel Woods, a prisoner convicted of capital murder for the 2004 killings of three police officers, despite a national outcry over his case. The execution...
Blacks fuel Biden’s stunning comeback in Democratic primary By Erick Johnson Joe Biden vaulted near the top of the Democratic primary race riding a wave of Black support on Super Tuesday, and stunning rival Bernie Sanders on a wild night that turned the primary into a two-man contest and forced billionaire...
Update: On Thursday, March 5, a patient at RUSH University Medical Center tested positive for the Coronavirus after traveling through O'Hare Airport. Crusader Staff Report Residents in Chicago’s Black neighborhoods are taking precautions to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus that has killed over 3,000 people worldwide in China, Italy...
First African American on Illinois Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Freeman, who had a long and distinguished career on the Illinois Supreme Court from 1990 to 2018 and was the first Afri- can American to serve on the Court and as Chief Justice, passed away on March 2, 2020. He...