Category : Black Local and National News

- 2 days ago

Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA

The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s contentious stint as a WNBA owner. “As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the franchise is close to being finalized,” the league said in a sta...

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Georgia’s Ossoff, Warnock are sworn into U.S. Senate

The Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff were sworn into the United States Senate, after Wednesday’s inauguration. On Jan. 5, both Democratic candidates won their races thus flipping the balance of power in Congress’s upper chamber. Warnock, the senio...

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Tensley: Kamala Harris will change what power looks like

Two weeks after a deadly insurrection put on display the White outrage that threatens the country’s multiracial democracy, a dramatically different scene unfolded at the US Capitol. On January 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn into off...

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Biden’s inauguration goes off with no security issues

Troops in riot gear lined the sidewalks, but there were no crowds. Armored vehicles and concrete barriers blocked empty streets. Miles of fencing cordoned off many of the nation’s most familiar landmarks. Joe Biden was safely sworn in as president in...

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Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, summoning American resilience to confront a historic confluence of crises and urging people to come together to end an “uncivil war” in a nation deeply divided after four...

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The crisis of white squatters rights

The white-on-white crime events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol was an eye-soaring squint into the internal class contradictions of white supremacy. More specifically, it was a historical snapshot capturing a long-running legal dispute over preemption...

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Leadership change for Joliet Police Department

With a new police chief comes changes at the top. Appointed on Jan. 11, Joliet’s new interim Police Chief Dawn Malek introduced her three new deputy chiefs at Tuesday’s Joliet City Council meeting. “I’m absolutely ecstatic to be afforded this oppor...

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No-go for Joe Exotic: Trump pardon list omits ‘Tiger King’

One name missing in President Donald Trump’s flurry of pardons is “Tiger King” Joe Exotic. His team was so confident in a pardon that they had readied a celebratory limousine and a hair and wardrobe team to whisk away the zookeeper-turned-reality-TV-...

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Washington: Lies cannot stand up to truth

You know, I’ve got to give it to Satan. He truly is as slick as they come. It is my understanding that he has some power in the physical world and what amounts to zilch in the eternal kingdom of heaven. Hence, the devil has an advantage, when it come...

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Family of Black Man Killed by NYPD Call for Immediate CCRB Trial

Photos: YouTube Tuesday, the family of Delrawn Small, who was killed by off-duty NYPD officer Wayne Isaacs in 2016, learned that the NYPD has agreed to serve disciplinary charges on Isaacs that were substantiated by the Civilian Complaint Review Boar...

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Gov. Lee: Pandemic Requires Reforms in Public Schools

By Clare Bratten NASHVILLE – Governor Lee wants schools to end remote instruction, return to phonics as a way to teach language skills and proposed remedial programs in an address to the Tennessee state legislature on Tuesday. Lee stated that COVID-1...