Police say the father is married and was dropped off at the murder scene by a woman who is also pregnant with his baby By ABC7 News Team Chicago police are releasing new details in the shooting death of a pregnant Chicago probation officer and her days old baby. The father of...
By KDKA-TV News Staff Pittsburgh City Council has unanimously passed a bill protecting people from discrimination based on their hairstyle. Mayor Bill Peduto submitted the CROWN Act earlier this month, which stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair” Act. The bill will now go back to Peduto’s desk...
Judge drops lower-level murder count but rules officers will face charges. By Chao Xiong, Star Tribune A judge on Thursday dashed the hopes of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill dropped a lower-level murder charge against the former Minneapolis police...
Families of Marcellis Stinnette, Tafarra Williams demanding answers By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 News Protesters gathered in Waukegan Thursday after a police officer shot a young couple while on patrol, killing a 19-year-old man. The families of a young couple shot by the officer are demanding answers. People joined the families to protest...
By NewsOne While much of the recent attention by candidates has been focused on securing support from Black men voters, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘ presidential campaign on Wednesday released a trio of new ads targeting all Black voters, but especially Black women, a group that has long been called...
By Patrick Elwood, WGN TV A Joliet police sergeant faces charges after leaking video of an arrest that turned deadly. Video of 37-year-old Eric Lurry’s death was released by Sgt. Javier Esqueda. Esqueda was stripped of his police powers and was placed on administrative leave since June. Esqueda was booked into the...
By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 News Mayor Lori Lightfoot presented her 2021 budget proposal for Chicago, which includes a property tax increase and layoffs to address the city's more than $1 billion budget deficit amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Under Mayor Lightfoot's $12.8 billion budget plan, property taxes would increase by $94 million...
Crump reacted to a grand juror suggesting Daniel Cameron lied while presenting the case. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne Ben Crump called for a new, independent prosecutor to re-open the legal investigation into Breonna Taylor‘s killing after a grand juror suggested that the Kentucky attorney general’s office lied while presenting the...
The Board of Supervisors’ unanimous vote will let people sue those who call the police for discriminatory reasons. By Lydia O'Conner, Huff Post San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure on Tuesday aimed at cracking down on racist 911 calls, a phenomenon that’s been increasingly documented on social media. The...
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...