By Nina Totenberg Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home...
CARES Act, Chicago Funders Together to End Homelessness provide money By ABC 7 News Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces a major investment Friday in a program to help people who are homeless. It's $35 million to connect those individuals with rental subsidies and units. The city is asking landlords to open up empty...
By Crystal Hill, Yahoo News A Texas police officer was indicted this week in the death of a Black woman who was killed outside her apartment more than a year ago, an incident that drew national attention and left the victim’s family demanding answers. A Harris County grand jury returned an...
By Kerry Burke, Rocco Parascandola and John Annese, NY Daily News A racial hate-spewing stranger hurled a glass bottle at a Black woman jogging in Queens — calling her the N-word and yelling that she should go back to Africa, a disturbing video shows. Tiffany Johnson, 37, who lives in Woodside, didn’t...
By Summer Lin, Miami Herald A Black man is suing two Wisconsin police officers after he was mistaken for a burglar and handcuffed in his home, according to a lawsuit filed this week. Keonte Furdge had been living with a friend in Monona and on June 2, Monona Police Department officers...
The significant settlement comes as the family waits to see if the officers involved will be charged. Written by Madison J. Gray The City of Louisville has announce that it has settled with the family of Breonna Taylor for as much as $12 million, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Tuesday afternoon (Sept....
More than 75 percent of children dying from covid-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults By William Wan, Washington Post The coronavirus is killing Hispanic, Black and American Indian children at much higher numbers than their White peers, according to federal statistics released Tuesday. The numbers —...
To say that police have killed Black people for doing much less is beyond an understatement. By NewsOne A judge in Oklahoma on Monday ordered the release of police video showing a white driver who was pulled over by cops and not only refused to follow orders and resisted arrest but...
By Craig Wall, ABC7 News The City of Chicago launched a city-wide effort to recruit and hire contact tracers with about 500 jobs available. The hiring is being done through 31 different community based organizations through a $56 million grant from the federal government. The idea is to create jobs that benefit...
Roderick Wilson was in a ride-share vehicle stopped for a busted tail light. By Bill Hutchinson, ABC News A white Georgia sheriff's deputy seen in a viral video repeatedly punching a Black man who was pinned to the ground has been fired after the man's family demanded he be released from...