Chicago Superintendent David Brown said in a September 23rd ABC Channel 7 press conference that the tragic case of Breonna Taylor can never be undone. “The family lost a sister, a niece, and a daughter,” he said. According to an NBC news report, in a grand jury decision that was handed down today, Police Officer Brett Hankison was charged with “wanton endangerment,” but was not charged directly with firing at Taylor. Two other officers in the case were not charged. Taylor was murdered back in March of this year in Louisville, KY when three officers entered her apartment and took her life as she slept. Others who spoke at the news conference included Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Governor JB Pritzker, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle, Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Jahmal Cole of My Block My Hood, My City. City leaders are urging and calling for a peaceful protest. Samuel L. Jackson has launched a six-part docuseries on the history of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, entitled, “Enslaved, on Epix, September 17th. The docuseries set out to tell the story of slavery through the lens of sunken ships that never reached their destination. The lost ships became the mass grave of kidnapped Africans. The docuseries depicts the horror of slavery that continued well into the 1800s. Stating that “racism has been the ghost in the room for 400 years,” Florida, State Senator Val Demings, recently condemned President Trump’s order to crack down on anti-racism training initiatives. According to Politico magazine, Demings is quoted as saying: “We need a command-in-chief who clearly understands and wants to address racism in all systems,” the Florida Democrat said in ABC’s “This Week.” The political world mourns the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Mrs. Gingsburg who passed away, September 18, was appointed a Justice member in 1993, under former President, Bill Clinton. She will be noted in the history books as a liberator who helped shaped the modern era for women’s rights where she challenged and won cases surrounding laws based on gender. Mrs. Ginsburg was 87. Due to a lack of data regarding the transmission of COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control is not confirming that more than 11,000 people have been exposed to COVID-19. The report also stated that more than 1,600 cases of people flew while infected with the coronavirus. The study was based on evidence that the CDC collected on an evacuation flight from Milan, Italy to Incheon, South Korea. According to the 2020 U.S. Census Report, 95% of the households have been account for, and 66.1% of US housing units have been accounted for by online response and through the U.S. mail service. .
About The Author
Savia Muhammad is the founder and editor of the Thornton Reformer Gazette. She has written news articles for the South Holland Shopper, Lansing Journal, and Chicago Citizen newspapers. Miss Muhammad received her B.A. in Mass Communications & Journalism from Rust College, a 4-year HBCU institution.
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