Critics argue the cop declined multiple opportunities to restrain Nika Holbert, perhaps preventing the shooting. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne A police shooting that led to the death of a Black woman last week has sparked a larger debate about best practices by law enforcement and who was in the wrong...
Carl Dorsey III was 39-yeard-old when an undercover detective shot him in Newark early New Year's Day. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne A Black man was killed by a police officer in New Jersey on New Year’s Day under questionable circumstances as officials provide vague reports surrounding the early morning shooting. Carl Dorsey...
The youngster faces serious charges. By Christina Santi, Ebony Corey “Lil C Note” Jackson, 12, appeared in court this month to defend himself against felony charges. In October 2018, Jackson was arrested at the Cumberland Mall in Cobb County, Georgia, on charges of illegally selling his CDs. A video of the aspiring...
The 27-year-old man was killed on a Philadelphia street as his mother begged police not to shoot him. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne Protesters took to the streets of Philadelphia Monday night hours after a pair of white police officers shot and killed a Black man who had a knife but...
Gun clips found in a theater. A police officer quietly terminated after enforcing theater policy. A supervisor sleeping on the job while patrons watch a movie. No one is talking, but the stage is being set for a real-life suspense drama. EDITOR’S NOTE: In full disclosure, the following story involves...
At least eight Blacks out of 12 employees in Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown’s department tested positive for the coronavirus By Erick Johnson At least 848 Blacks in Illinois have COVID-19, the second-highest ethnic group in the state infected with the virus, according to figures released March 27 by...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Victoria Shaw, a Black girl approximately 15 years old, went missing Monday, Feb. 11, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Teandah Slater, Black and also only 15 years old, was reported missing on Thursday, Feb. 7, from Noble Square in Chicago. Areall Murchinson, a 16-year old Black...
By Bruce CT Wright, NewsOne While the coronavirus has quickly changed a lot about the world that we live in, in certain circumstances things have remained the same. That latter part seemed to be true in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where a video was purportedly filmed of police officers detaining a...

We lost them to COVID-19

They are loved ones, not statistics Editor's Note: This story is constantly updated with information on lost loved ones. By Erick Johnson They were high ranking police officers and educators. One served in the Army. Another worked for NBC News. Another served the American Red Cross. Today, their family, past and present co-workers...
By Erick Johnson WVON colleagues and listeners are stunned and saddened after popular WVON Alpheus “Insane Ywain" Fields died from a heart attack at his home on Saturday night, May 18. He was 57. Fields was host of “The B-Sides” on WVON. Few details are available about Field’s death. WVON Gospel Host Pam...