Thursday, May 19, 2022

National

by Marilynn Marchione --  Life expectancy in the United States dropped a staggering one year during the first half of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic caused its first wave of deaths, health officials are reporting. Minorities suffered the biggest impact, with...
by Stacy M. Brown --  Vernon Jordan, the former National Urban League president and iconic civil rights figure, died Monday evening. He was 85. “My father passed away last night at around 10 p.m. surrounded by loved ones, his wife and...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Black woman has become the face of Missouri’s tourism campaign, nearly four years after the NAACP warned travelers that their civil rights may not be respected if they visit the state. The Missouri Division...
by BlackPressUSA -- To celebrate Women’s History Month, Whataboutourdaughters? – founded by a former presidential staffer Tiffiany Vaughn Jones – has launched a women’s empowerment campaign. A campaign that honors her former boss, Vice-President Kamala Harris while also encouraging women and...
MINNEAPOLIS -- After the ambulance took George Floyd away, the Minneapolis officer who had pinned his knee on the Black man’s neck defended himself to a bystander by saying Floyd was “a sizable guy” and “probably on something,” according to...
MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd’s girlfriend tearfully told a jury Thursday the story of how they met — at a Salvation Army shelter where he was a security guard with “this great, deep Southern voice, raspy” — and how they...
by Stacy M. Brown -- The Nation of Islam has clarified and contradicted mainstream media reports that erroneously identified the individual who recently attacked the U.S. Capitol as one of its members. In a statement to the National Newspaper Publishers Association,...
by Dana Rieck --  St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones made history Tuesday night by becoming the first Black woman to be elected mayor of St. Louis. In the city’s unofficial election results, Jones received 51.68 percent (30,099) of the vote, while...
NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks and “What!” as...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday in a city on edge against another round of unrest like the one that erupted last year over the harrowing video...