By Jenna Amatulli, huffingtonpost.com Former President Barack Obama is the most admired man in the United States and has been for the past 10 years, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. The poll found that 17 percent of respondents declared Obama as the man they most admired, with President Donald...
The Suga Project’s goal is to decrease the number of diabetes cases among African Americans. By NewsOne Staff African Americans are disproportionately affected by the growing diabetes epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Black adults are 80 percent more likely than whites to be diagnosed with...
WGN A city commission is determining the fate of monuments to Abraham Lincoln and George Washington and other historical figures in Chicago as part of a “racial healing and historical reckoning project” that began over the summer. No decision has been made on whether any of the 41 statues and other...
By Sydney Scott, essence.com Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, and Lemuel Plummer have teamed up with TV One for an incredibly poignant new docu-series on police violence, Two Sides. The series takes an in-depth look at officer-related killings, race, and the victims at the center of it all. Focusing on law enforcement...
By Melissa  Espana, WGN Police are warning the public after two men were lured on a dating app and then robbed in two separate incidents in the city’s Kenwood neighborhood. In both scenarios, a man arranged to meet with a person using a dating app. When the man arrived at the...
By Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times The SAT, the college entrance test taken by about two million students a year, is adding an “adversity score” to the test results that is intended to help admissions officers account for factors like educational or socioeconomic disadvantage that may depress students’ scores, the College...
By Marie Saavedra, CBS There’s more information about a months long carjacking spree, including what the 14-year-old gunman said to his victims. CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reported on what came out in court Tuesday. It was the teen’s second hearing in two weeks. Because he’s a juvenile CBS 2 is not identifying...
By Justine Coleman, The Hill Rhode Island is moving toward changing its official name — "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" — due to its slavery connotations. Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) signed an executive order on Monday declaring that her office would not use the word “Plantations” in future executive orders,...
By Anne Branigin, The Root An independent autopsy ordered by the family of George Floyd finds the 46-year-old man was killed by “homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.” The early findings from the exam were released...
By Nicole K. Webb, blackenterprise.com After 10 years of chasing a music career, Steven Burton was burned out. He decided to change direction and focus on the next step in his career, which was starting his own business. Leaning on knowledge he previously gained as a fashion salesman, his strong...