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Rekia Boyd family awarded $4.5 million settlement | 22-year-old shot and killed by Chicago police officer | abc7chicago.com

Shot by police officer

Shot by police officer

The city acknowledges that Servin, seated in his car, fired five shots blindly over his shoulder at a man with whom he’d exchanged angry words.

That man was Antonio Cross who was on his cellphone when he was shot in the thumb. Another bullet struck 22-year-old Rekia as she turned to escape the gunfire. She died the next day.

“We didn’t even get a damn I’m sorry yet. We’re still waiting,” said Boyd’s brother, Martinez Sutton.

Rekia’s Boyd’s family will receive $4.5 million as part of a wrongful death settlement approved by the city council. But justice, they say, will not be served until and unless Detective Servin is criminally charged.

via Rekia Boyd family awarded $4.5 million settlement | 22-year-old shot and killed by Chicago police officer | abc7chicago.com.

 

New Study Reveals Black Youth Are Significantly Discriminated Against at Voting Booth | Black Blue Dog

For years, there has been an assumption made that African-Americans are largely discriminated against at the voting booth, well now that assumption has been turned into a fact. According to a new study conducted by Dr. Cathy Cohen of Univ. of Chicago and Jon Rogowski of Washington Univ.,  voter identification laws are applied unevenly across racial groups and have significant discriminatory effects on Black and Latino youth under age 30.

via New Study Reveals Black Youth Are Significantly Discriminated Against at Voting Booth | Black Blue Dog.

 

Megachurch Pastor’s Bank Gets Shut Down by the Feds – Christian Blog – Christian Blog

The path toward economic empowerment is a long one, full of many obstacles along the way.  One of the latest disappointments is the recent failure of Covenant Bank, run on the west side of Chicago by Pastor Bill Winston.  The bank was closed last week by regulators, which impacted the investments of 3,000 people in the Forest Park Church.

Another black-owned bank, Liberty Bank & Trust Co. out of New Orleans, assumed $58 million of Covenant Bank’s assets and $54 million in liabilities.  The bank was acquired for $3 million four years ago by a group led by Winston.  Members of his congregation provided the financing necessary to make the transaction go through.

via Megachurch Pastor’s Bank Gets Shut Down by the Feds – Christian Blog – Christian Blog.

 

NY Urban League President Discusses How to Conquer Violence In Urban Communities | Your Black World

Arva Rice

Maria Lloyd:

Today I had the honor and pleasure of speaking with Arva Rice, the President and CEO of the New York Urban League. Rice, a graduate of Northwestern University, is no stranger to the urban community. Aside from living right outside of Chicago while attending Northwestern, she has dedicated close to twenty years of her life in the non-profit sector.

via NY Urban League President Discusses How to Conquer Violence In Urban Communities | Your Black World.

 

First Lady Michelle Obama Meets the Parents of Hadiya Pendleton | Naturally Moi

The nation has grieved the shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year old honor student who was killed very close to the home of President Barack Obama.  The young woman was shot shortly after performing for the president’s inauguration, and has become a symbol of the cyclone of violence that has engulfed the city of Chicago.

The community made calls for President Obama to attend the girl’s funeral as a show of support for the victims of inner city violence.  The president was highly responsive to killings in Colorado and Connecticut, but there are those who felt that he was ignoring violence that involved black children.  Hadiya’s shooting not only got the attention of the black community, but the White House also took notice, since the killing occurred in a neighborhood deemed to be “safe.”

via First Lady Michelle Obama Meets the Parents of Hadiya Pendleton | Naturally Moi.

 

“I’m upset, I’m hurt I can’t believe that people would re-post the picture of my innocent baby and say bad things about my father who loves my baby and all kids,” she says. “He would never do anything to harm them. It’s hurtful for my whole family.”
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A popular Chicago preacher has provoked controversy after posting a picture of himself in the bath with his granddaughter on Instagram.

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Tyrone Lawson Shooting: Teen Killed After Basketball Game Fight At CSU, 2 Arrested

Tyrone Lawson Shooting

A teen just weeks from his 18th birthday was shot to death in a Chicago State University parking lot Wednesday night following a prep basketball game between two rival schools.

Police told the Chicago Tribune that 17-year-old Tyrone Lawson was shot multiple around 9:20 p.m. outside the CSU Jones Convocation Center near 95th Street and King Drive.

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/tyrone-lawson-shooting-te_n_2497110.html

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Watch “Whatever Happened to Al Sharpton’s Black Agenda?” on YouTube

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell speak about the black agenda and wonder if black leaders are going to speak vocally about the black agenda and fight for it, or just pay lip service.