Category : Black Local and National News

- 2 hours ago

Maternal Mortality and Black Women amplified during the pandemic

More than 73,000 Black lives were lost during the pandemic, making up 15% of all COVID-related deaths, the highest of any race, according to The Atlantic’s COVID Tracking Project.This disparity was seen further in a CDC study looking at how COVID-19...

- 4 hours ago

After one year hiatus, top prospects work at QB Flight School

The pandemic affected the sports world in a big way. No place to workout, questions regarding if there would be a football season and the severity of catching COVID made a lot of things questionable early on. Now that we have made it to this point in...

- 5 hours ago

Unity Merchant Services Focused on Helping Black, Brown Businesses

Photo: Unity Merchant Services Unity Merchant Services (founded by Oscar Dais above) is a minority-owned credit/debit card processing business that strives to give back to the community of professionals with similar interests. Tags:& Black Star NewsB...

- 9 hours ago

Summer festivals slowly coming back

Following a year where there were no beers brewing, bands playing music or crafters selling because of a raging global pandemic, some festivals are back in full swing this summer. Plainfield Fest has been scheduled from Friday, July 16, to Sunday, J...

- 9 hours ago

Vaccine drive to honor memory of Bolingbrook girl

Submitted story A new COVID-19 Vaccination Drive featuring the parents of Dykota Morgan, a 15 year-old Bolingbrook teen who lost her life to COVID-19, has been launched by the Will County Health Department to encourage African American parents to ge...

- 9 hours ago

Juneteenth now a national holiday

Many celebrations for Juneteenth took place all over communities across the country this past weekend as this year had an extra special meaning. President Joe Biden last Thursday signed Senate Bill 475, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,”...

- 9 hours ago

Joliet pushes for cut of county American Rescue Plan funds

Joliet city officials plan to begin discussing how they will spend approximately $22 million in American Rescue Plan money from the federal government. Joliet received half of that money in May and expects to receive the other $11 million next year....

- 13 hours ago

EXPLAINER: What’s next now that GOP has blocked voting bill?

Senate Republicans have blocked debate of a sweeping overhaul of how elections are run in the U.S. The bill was pushed by congressional Democrats who argued it was needed to counter a spate of new GOP laws this year tightening voting rules in the sta...

- 14 hours ago

Atlanta, enjoy the ride with the Hawks!

Atlanta loves basketball. Usually, that love is reserved for the NBA’s biggest stars and teams. As the Atlanta Hawks began this season, they couldn’t hold leads and weren’t disciplined on defense. Invariably, after a 14-20 start, Ll...

- 15 hours ago

Ayton soars for last second alley-oop, Suns beat Clippers

Devin Booker sat in a chair with a crooked and swollen nose, complete with tape over three fresh stitches. He also had a big smile on his face, remembering Jae Crowder’s pass, Deandre Ayton’s tip-in dunk and a play that will live in Phoenix Suns lore...

- 1 day ago

Analysis: Donald Trump keeps stoking ‘reinstatement’ talk

Donald Trump continues to openly discuss the possibility that he will be reinstated as president, dangerously fomenting the false belief among his followers that this wild conspiracy theory is something other than a total and complete fantasy.