Man Who Yelled Racial Slurs, Punched Black Food Truck Owner Gets 36 Months

Man Who Yelled Racial Slurs, Punched Black Food Truck Owner Gets 36 Months

Photo: Getty Images An Oregon man who shouted racial slurs while repeatedly punching a Black food truck owner has been sentenced. On Wednesday (Feb. 21), Daniel Thomas Warren, 40, was sentenced to 36 months in prison in connection to the June 2023 attack on LoRell’s Chicken Shack owner Darell Preston, per KTVL. Police said Warren […]

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J. Pharoah Doss: Would conservatives prefer a Super Bowl rendition of ‘If We Must Die?’

JAMES WELDON JOHNSON Once again, the “Black National Anthem—Lift Every Voice and Sing” was performed before the Super Bowl, and, once again, conservatives expressed their displeasure as soon as the singer finished. Megyn Kelly, a talk show host, posted that America already has a national anthem that includes everyone, implying that the Black national anthem […]

Top Ladies Of Distinction, Nicole Cares Foundation Host Successful Blood Drive In Sauk Village

Top Ladies of Distinction, Nicole Cares Foundation Host Successful Blood Drive in Sauk Village

All photos by Marshelle Sanders On Saturday, Feb. 24, a group of ladies and Sauk Village Trustee Debbie Williams came together to help individuals in need of blood at the McConathy Public Library. They also gathered to support a member who shared her story of being a blood transfusion patient and created a foundation. For […]

Flint Mourns The Loss Of ‘the People’s Councilman,’ Eric Mays, At 65

Flint Mourns the Loss of ‘The People’s Councilman,’ Eric Mays, at 65

By Ebony JJ Curry, Senior Reporter Flint stands united in sorrow following the passing of Councilman Eric Mays, a vibrant and dedicated servant to the community, who departed this world on Saturday. The city collectively felt the weight of this loss when the news of Councilman Mays’ demise, at the age of 65 due to […]

Biden’s Walk Can Beat Trump’s Talk With The Working Class, But He Needs To Speak Up

Biden’s Walk Can Beat Trump’s Talk with the Working Class, But He Needs to Speak Up

By Ben Jealous Spoiler alert! Donald Trump will be allowed to remain on the ballot this fall.  One way or another, the Supreme Court is going to decide that a state cannot remove Trump based on the 14th amendment’s ban on insurrectionists holding elected office. Trump is an insurrectionist. But that is not the question […]

Descendants Of Black Entrepreneur Discover Santa Monica Took Family’s Land

Descendants Of Black Entrepreneur Discover Santa Monica Took Family’s Land

Photo: Getty Images The descendants of a Black entrepreneur are seeking justice after discovering the city of Santa Monica took their family’s land decades ago. The land where the Viceroy Hotel currently stands on Ocean Avenue and Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica was once owned by entrepreneur Silas White, who purchased the property in 1957, […]

Myetie Hamilton: First Black Woman Ceo Of Leadership Greater Chicago, Vows Civic Transformation

Myetie Hamilton: First Black Woman CEO of Leadership Greater Chicago, Vows Civic Transformation

In 2023, Myetie Hamilton was appointed in her new role as CEO Chief Executive Officer of Leadership Greater Chicago. She is the first Black woman to hold this position and is responsible for leading the organization by providing the knowledge and network to lead bold, transformative change. LGC is centered around developing the next generation […]

Black History Month: Honoring Our Victories And Continuing Our Fight

Black History Month: Honoring Our Victories and Continuing Our Fight

As we come to the close of Black History Month, we have celebrated our history, our culture and our triumphs. I love the movies, awards programs, and theatrical performances that celebrate our ancestors’ accomplishments. We truly are a culture of resilience. If you haven’t watched the documentary “The League” (Hulu), I encourage you to do […]

Lorraine Hansberry’s Legacy: To Be Young, Gifted And Black

Lorraine Hansberry’s Legacy: To Be Young, Gifted and Black

by Gwen McKinney It was May 1, 1964, and celebrated playwright Lorraine Hansberry, addressing a group of teenage national essay winners, extolled the power of Blackness: “I speak with you on this occasion because you are young, gifted and black. I for one can think of no more dynamic combination a person might be…Look at the […]

Former Nba Star And South Side Hero To Have Jersey Retired At Depaul Game

Former NBA Star and South Side Hero to Have Jersey Retired at DePaul Game

Hailed as a southside hero, DePaul University will retire one of its most celebrated alumni’s jersey this weekend – NBA Great & Chicago Native, Terry Cummings. This prestigious honor will take place Feb. 24 at the home of Blue Demons basketball – Wintrust Arena – during halftime of the 5pm DePaul/Georgetown game. Cummings left an […]

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