Former Police Officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced for the shooting of Laquan McDonald

    Photo: BBC   Former police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted on charges of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery last October for the shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014. He initially faced charges of first-degree murder, aggravated battery, and official misconduct.   Now, Van Dyke has been sentenced to six years and

Justice Department Reopens The Emmett Till Murder Case

    Photo:   After 63 years, the federal government has reopened the investigation of the murder of Emmett Till.   The Department of Justice said the reopening of Till's 1955 case was "based upon the discovery of new information." There are no reports that the government has specified any new chargers or if the

Chicago Rapper Fredo Santana Dies at 27

    Photo: DJBooth   Fredo Santana (born Derrick Coleman) dies at the young age of 27.   According to reports, Santana may have suffered from kidney failure leading to the Chicago rapper's death. Last October, Santana was admitted to the emergency room after suffering from kidney and liver failure. This could have been due to

Chance The Rapper Announces New Board Position At DuSable Museum!

  Photo: Rolling Stone   Chance The Rapper has officially become a board member at Chicago's DuSable Museum of African-American History.   The 23-year-old announced the position on Jan.6 via Twitter.   I'm honored to announce I have been made a board member of Chicago's historic DuSable Museum of African American History. I got big plans — Lil

Gang Violence In The Black Community!

  WHEN WILL IT STOP? Black people are well aware of the gang violence that is occurring in communities across the nation. We are not condoning black people killing other black people when we riot. We want justice whether it’s black on black crime, police brutality, or homicide done by a person