Category : Black Local and National News

- 6 months ago

What lessons have we learned from the war in Vietnam?

This man was injured in 2011 while digging for metal to sell by a bomb that had been dropped by American planes during the Vietnam War. – Photo: Jorge Silva, Reuters Understanding the Vietnamese perspective, Part 2 by Anh Lê The Vietnam War...

- 6 months ago

State’s Attorney Glasgow and Chief Judge to expunge cases

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow and Will County Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt announced a cooperative effort between the State’s Attorney’s Office and the Will County Twelfth Judicial Circuit, along with the assistance of Will County Cir...

- 6 months ago

Garbage collection, closures the week of Feb. 17

The week of February 17, 2020 will have regularly scheduled garbage and recycling pick up. The Presidents Day holiday on Monday, February 17, 2020 will not impact Waste Management's schedule.

- 6 months ago

Honoring Kobe Bryant during Black History Month

Gianna, Kobe Bryant’s second oldest daughter, now 13, was a rising star aiming for the WNBA. Kobe called her Mambacita and coached her team. On Jimmie Kimmel Live in October 2018, Kobe said: “The best thing that happens is when we go out and fans wi...

- 6 months ago

Part-time census workers can maintain their SNAP benefits

In December, pay rates increased across the nation and all part-time applicants will be able to maintain their federal benefits and assistance such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), a...

- 6 months ago

Sister Tarpley: Remembering the Father of Black History celebrations

The month of February is “our nation’s” observation of Black History.  The 2020 theme is:  “African Americans and the Vote”, recognizes the struggle for voting rights among both Black men AND women throughout American history. It is dishearteni...

- 6 months ago

Police protection for the homeless

Until police, who generally encounter unhoused people only when they’re assigned to evict and “sweep” them, begin protecting and serving them, these young men, Blake Simons and Delency Parham will fill in. As The People’s Breakfast Oakland, in the B...