Daunte Wright
Officials ordered a curfew for much of the Twin Cities region after a night of unrest and released body-camera video of the killing. Monday night, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identified the officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center Sunday. The BCA identified the long-time veteran...
Gerren Taylor
SHE PASSED AWAY IN HER SLEEP DUE TO UNKNOWN CAUSES. By D'Shonda Brown, ESSENCE Monday, April 12, it was announced that Gerren Taylor from BET’s Baldwin Hills passed away at 4:30 a.m. at 30-years-old. Though it has been reported that she died in her sleep, the causes are unknown and have...
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
CBS 2 Chicago Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Saturday was promoting a plan to reduce vacant properties, create affordable housing, and stop people from losing their homes. “When people lose their homes, it doesn’t affect just them,” Preckwinkle said. “Vacant and abandoned properties hurt whole neighborhoods by creating unsafe...
Caron Nazario
'These cameras captured footage of behavior consistent with a disgusting nationwide trend of law enforcement.' By Ny Magee, TheGrio Two Virgina cops are being sued by a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after they assaulted and threatened him during a traffic stop last December. Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino,...
DMX
By Lisa Respires France, CNN DMX, a rapper known as much for his troubles as his music, has died, his family announced in a statement. He was 50. "We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White...
Rev. Dr. Helen Ward Carry dies
ABC 7 Chicago Chicago's faith community is mourning the death of a beloved minister Thursday. Christ Universal Temple on Chicago's Far South Side announced Reverend Dr. Helen Ward Carry had died. She is known as a "living legend" at the church, and had been a senior minister there. Rev. Dr. Carry had...
target
By Melissa Repko, CSNBC Target said it will hire more Black-owned companies, launch a program to identify and support promising minority entrepreneurs and add products from more than 500 Black-owned brands to its shelves or website. Altogether, the discounter said Wednesday, it will spend more than $2 billion with Black-owned businesses...
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By Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star Indiana will receive about $60.8 million in federal funds aimed at expanding vaccination equity, according to a news release from the Centers for Disease Control. The funds will be used with an eye to encouraging vaccination and ensuring equity and access to vaccines for communities that COVID-19...
guns
By Artemis Moshtaghian and Alanne Orjoux, CNN The number of shootings in Chicago in the month of March -- and the number of shooting victims -- are at their highest in four years, according to data from the Chicago Police Department. The Chicago Police's Monthly Crime Newsletter on city shootings and crime...
Alcee Hastings
By Annie Grayer, CNN Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida has died, his chief of staff Lale M. Morrison told CNN on Tuesday. He was 84. Hastings death was first reported Tuesday by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. In January 2019, he announced that he was being treated for pancreatic cancer and planned to...