Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new initiative to produce, advance and enact meaningful reforms to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination. The Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group will take on the urgent task of outlining a series of specific recommendations related to America’s policing practices to help end the injustices facing black Americans. The Working Group is composed of the mayors of Chicago, Tampa, and Cincinnati, and the police chiefs of Baltimore, Phoenix and Columbia and will be assisted by other experts in the field with the goal of releasing actionable recommendations in the coming weeks. Read more
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 10, 2013) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) – Grammy-winner Dennis Edwards, who performed lead vocals for some of the chart-topping Motown singles recorded by The Temptations in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at age 74, his manager said on Friday (February 2). Continue reading
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Chicago may follow Hawaii in fining pedestrians who use mobile devices while walking. Diane Hodges reports. Continue reading
WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 30, 2017) (REUTERS) – George Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents, the federal special counsel said on Monday (October 30), becoming the third adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign to face criminal charges in its investigation. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (UNRESTRICTED POOL) – The Weinstein Co has fired co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, effective immediately, following reports of sexual harassment allegations against the executive, who was one of Hollywood’s biggest power brokers, the film production company said on Sunday (October 8). Continue reading
Grammy-winning rap star Lil Wayne has been taken to hospital after suffering a seizure and being found unconscious in his Chicago hotel room, according to TMZ. Continue reading
Chicago will sue the Trump administration on Monday over threats to withhold public safety grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, escalating a pushback against a federal immigration crackdown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Sunday. Continue reading
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Janet Jackson announced on Monday (May 1) that she is going on a tour of North America.
Demonstrators weather rain, snow, and heat in various U.S. cities to protest President Donald Trump’s stance on the environment.