Category: Black Newspaper

UAW-Ford Partners with Clear Channel Radio to Provide FREE Turkeys to Families in Need


UAW-Ford along with Clear Channel Communications (WJLB, WMXD and WWJ Newsradio 950) are teaming up to help local families who are looking for a little relief this holiday season. One thousand deserving families will receive a Thanksgiving turkey on Tuesday November 26, 2013. Families in need, especially seniors and single parent households, are welcome to pick up a complimentary turkey from any of the three area locations:

Chicago Police Officer Dante Servin Charged In 2012 Shooting Death Of Unarmed Rekia Boyd (VIDEO)


Justice For Rekia Boyd Facebook

Chicago police detective Dante Servin has been indicted in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd who was killed in March 2012.

For only the second time since 1997, a Chicago police officer has been indicted in a police-involved shooting, this time for the death of the unarmed 22-year-old woman, Rekia Boyd.

Autopsy: Chef Charlie Trotter Died From Stroke


AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong

CHICAGO (AP) — A medical examiner says celebrity chef Charlie Trotter died from a stroke.

Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina says in a statement Monday that tests showed the 54-year-old died from a stroked related to high blood pressure.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The Exploitation of Black Athletes


Everett L. Glenn and NFL Commissioner Roger Godell

WASHINGNTON – Under its television deal, each Big-10 university will receive $24.6 million annually. The Pac-12′s new television deal will pay each member $22 million a year. Each member of the Big 12 will get $20 million and ACC universities will receive $17 million when each academic year kicks off.

According to Survey More Than 1 in 10 US Kids Has ADHD

78461202ATLANTA – The number of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder continues to rise but may be leveling off a bit, a new survey shows.

More than 1 in 10 children has been diagnosed with it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which surveyed more than 95,000 parents in 2011.

Winter Magic In Detroit


The holiday season in Detroit’s vibrant urban core will kicked off on Friday, November 22 with the highly anticipated 10th annual tree lighting in Campus Martius Park. The Winter Magic season, sponsored by Quicken Loans, brings thousands of people to the city’s downtown streets for festivities and holiday gift shopping.  

The “Piston – Knicks” Dance Off With Over 3 Million Views


On Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, the Detroit Pistons defeated the New York Knicks for the first time since 2011.

The thrilling victory was on their home court, The Palace, which made it even sweeter. But the highlight of the game happened in the stands.

This Is The Most Surreal Illinois Tornado Footage We’ve Seen Yet


YouTube/Marc Wells

It is heart-wrenching to watch.

Just before an EF-4 tornado hit his Washington, Ill. home on Sunday, Marc Wells’ camera was still rolling — and continued to shoot video as he and his daughter sought cover from the storm in his home’s basement.

Cougar Spotted In Illinois For First Time In 5 Years (PHOTO)


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is investigating after a cougar was spotted and killed on a northwest Illinois farm about 130 miles west of Chicago.

The IDNR said a conservation police officer was called to a farm in Morrison, Ill. Wednesday around 2 p.m. after property owners spotted the large cat running from a corn field and toward a farmhouse, NBC 6 reports.

Heidelberg Project Destroyed by Fire



Detroit — One fire may be an accident, two fires a coincidence, but three fires — as in the case of the third Heidelberg Project to burn, the “Penny House,” and one would have to conclude that an arsonist or arsonists are methodically blazing the city’s controversial art works. The latest act of apparent violence to strike the Heidelberg Project, where another house burned Thursday, has stunned Detroit and its artistic community.