David “YaYa” McAtee
By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne In a case of questionable timing at best, the top prosecutor in Louisville announced on Tuesday that his office would not bring charges against the police officers and members of the military who gunned down a Black man attending a demonstration peacefully protesting against George...
By Diane Pathieu, ABC 7 Chicago The Chicago City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to rename Lake Shore Drive after Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable. One of the items on the City Council's agenda Wednesday is to rename Outer Lake Shore Drive in honor of Chicago's first settler. The...
George Floyd
By Charise Frazier, NewsOne On the one-year anniversary marking the day that their loved one was killed in a harrowing act of police violence, George Floyd‘s family is scheduled to meet with President Joe Biden and congressional leaders to mark the solemn moment. According to family attorney Ben Crump who spoke...
Chicago Police
By Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner, ABC 7 Chicago Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is proposing a new seven-member citizens panel that would have an oversight and advisory role on Chicago police operations. Mayor Lightfoot's 17-page proposed ordinance would set up a citywide "civilian commission" of seven...
Mayor Lori Lightfoot
ABC 7 Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Housing announced $79.8 million in housing rental assistance. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program will provide up to 15 months of rental assistance for renters and landlords impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns, according to the office of Mayor Lightfoot. According to the statement,...
By Leah Hope, ABC 7 Chicago The Illinois Board of Higher Education found that Black college enrollment decreased by nearly a third in 2018, a problem that creates a ripple effect. According to their report, the IBHE found enrollment of African American students was down 29% between 2013 and 2018. "We have...
Chi Modu
By Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter Chi Modu, the acclaimed photographer who captured some of the most iconic images in hip hop, has died. He was 54. His death was announced in a post on his official Instagram account on Saturday. “Our hearts are broken. We continue the fight. The family...
George Floyd
By Krisiti Belcamino, Pioneer Press Three days of events culminating with Tuesday’s anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd began Sunday with a march and rally attended by hundreds in downtown Minneapolis. The George Floyd Memorial Foundation, an organization formed by Floyd’s sister Bridgett Floyd to seek police reform, said...
By Zack Linly, The Root A common misconception about the movement against systemic racism in policing is that the only thing being addressed is Black death. I think this is in part because white people have found their “what about Black-on-Black crime?” strawman to throw out there in response to...
Indiana University
Beginning with the fall 2021 semester, the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all Indiana University students, faculty and staff. This new requirement will allow the university to lift most restrictions on masking and physical distancing this fall. Knowing that the vast majority of the IU community is vaccinated...