NFL will play Black national anthem ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ before each Week 1 game

People visiting the neighborhood where George Floyd was killed during an encounter with police, gather to listen as Rev. Mack Knight, right, sings the Black national anthem “Lift Every Voice,” Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Minneapolis. | Bebeto Matthews/AP League officials also plan to honor victims of police brutality through elements such as helmet decals […]

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What to Know About California’s ‘Dimmer Switch’ Reopening

ImagePatrons outside Figaro Bistrot in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday.Credit…Jenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today by email.) We all know California had the nation’s first stay-at-home orders, and officials have emphasized pre-emptive efforts to expand hospital capacity that […]

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Nextdoor Removes App’s ‘Forward to Police’ Feature

Following complaints about racial profiling on its platform, the popular neighborhood social media app Nextdoor has discontinued a feature that had allowed users to forward their crime and safety posts from private groups within the app to law enforcement agencies. The action to eliminate the feature, Forward to Police, which was introduced in 2016, was […]

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On the Ground at Trump’s Tulsa Burnout: Pepper Balls, Protesters and a Failing Conman

It was two days before Donald Trump’s arrival, and in the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa some ground rules were being laid down. America, incredibly, was just waking up to the fact that a century ago Greenwood included Black Wall Street, the most prosperous black neighborhood in the entire country. Then, in 1921 its citizens were […]

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Fatal Shooting Brought Police Into Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’

The portion of a Seattle neighborhood that has been occupied by protesters for more than a week was the scene of a fatal shooting early Saturday morning, officials said. The shooting unfolded near an entrance of a protester-run region known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or the Capitol Hill Organized Protest area. It has […]

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Denver neighborhood with ties to KKK recommends name change

A Denver neighborhood has voted to recommend changing its name after a yearslong debate over its association with a former mayor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan By The Associated Press June 18, 2020, 12:02 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DENVER — A Denver neighborhood […]

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George Floyd Killing Gives France Its Own Reckoning on Race

BOBIGNY, France — Luc Pechangou had never joined a protest before, not even when his own neighborhood just outside Paris was convulsed with anger over the violent arrest of a young black man from the area in 2017. It was instead the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis that led him to join an anti-racism […]

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After Little Village demolition debacle, alderman wants option to revoke tax breaks

The demolition at the Crawford power plant Easter weekend covered the Little Village neighborhood in dust. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Ald. Mike Rodriguez wants to allow Chicago to revoke tax breaks when developers commit “egregious violations of law … that jeopardize the health, safety and welfare of the surrounding community and the city as a whole.” […]

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Measure to create Chicago Reparations Commission advances to City Council

A woman walks past a painting of Malcolm X at a retail store in the Pilsen neighborhood on Friday. | Associated Press The resolution would establish a “Chicago Citizens of African Descent Reparations Commission” to investigate how one of the most segregated cities in the nation could best make amends for the impact of slavery. […]

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Meghan McCain Gets Called Out By Her Neighbor After Saying Her NYC Neighborhood Was Looted

After Meghan McCain claimed that her NYC neighborhood looked like a ‘war zone’ after looting, a resident of her building said it was untouched. ‘The View’ panelist then admitted she was staying somewhere else. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to shelter in place somewhere other than New York City following the vandalism and looting by […]

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Looting, fires rock Minneapolis after man dies in custody

Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles. The mayor asked the governor to activate the National Guard. The protests that began late Wednesday and […]

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Violent protests rock Minneapolis for 2nd straight night

Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles. The mayor asked the governor to activate the National Guard. The protests that began late Wednesday and […]

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After community protests, Lightfoot puts off plan for another demolition at shuttered Little Village power plant

A cloud of dust spread across the Little Village neighborhood last month after the Crawford Coal Plant smoke stack was imploded, Saturday, April 11, 2020. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file photo The mayor announces Thursday night that another demolition at the site of the former Crawford power plant in Little Village “will not move forward over […]

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Lightfoot administration authorizes yet another demolition on site of shuttered Little Village power plant

A cloud of dust spread across the Little Village neighborhood last month after the Crawford Coal Plant smoke stack was imploded, Saturday, April 11, 2020. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file photo The Department of Buildings “has determined that, in the interest of public safety, the turbine structure” on the site of the former Crawford power plant […]

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Politicians pushing to reopen faster are ‘idiots,’ says expert, blaming those not following rules for continued rise in COVID-19 cases

A group plays footvolley in Warren Park in the West Ridge neighborhood on the North Side, Wednesday afternoon, May 13, 2020. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Infectious disease doctor at Northwestern says “everybody here seems to be just ready to chuck it and just go back to doing what they’re doing.” An infectious disease expert from […]

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City planners slate zoning vote on Amazon project

Amazon expects to occupy a warehouse under construction in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood by October. | Getty Alderman says Pullman site could produce several hundred jobs. The city’s planning agency is scheduled to vote next week on a warehouse development in Pullman that is backed by Amazon, which wants the site for its “last mile” system […]

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City fines Hilco $2,500 for canal runoff following Little Village smokestack implosion

Clouds of dust spread across the Little Village neighborhood after a smokestack was imploded April 11. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times City officials say they’ll “continue the investigation to determine whether there were any chemicals contained in the runoff.” City health officials slapped a $2,500 fine on a suburban development firm Friday after discovering it was allowing […]

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Brooklyn neighborhood comes together to bury a stranger

The request, posted on an online neighborhood forum by a Brooklyn funeral director, was simple but heartfelt. A 91-year-old woman had died from the coronavirus. Her family was scattered in other states. Would anyone like to contribute items for her funeral, like flowers? This wasn’t a funeral for anyone who lived in the neighborhood, Brooklyn’s […]

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Venezuela sets new price controls, with eggs costing more than a month’s wages

© Reuters. Pedestrians fill a sidewalk in the neighborhood of Catia despite a national quarantine in response to the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Caracas CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela on Thursday published a list of new price controls for 27 basic food items, fixing the price of eggs, some cuts of meat, and sausage […]

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Lightfoot’s decision to strip aldermen of control over permits at center of Little Village demolition controversy

A cloud of dust spread across the Little Village neighborhood on Saturday after a 95-year-old smokestack at a former coal-fired power plant was imploded. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Armed with a city permit that local Ald. Mike Rodriguez was powerless to block, a sub-contractor hired by Hilco Redevelopment Partners demolished a 95-year-old smokestack — without promised […]

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At least 19 immigrant children at Chicago detainee shelter tested positive for COVID-19

Children at a shelter for immigrant youth in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood playing in the yard in July 2018 | Joshua Lott/For ProPublica Illinois A coronavirus outbreak at a Heartland Alliance facility on Chicago’s South Side may be the largest outbreak of the virus in any shelter for immigrant youth in the country. This article is […]

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Twister slams Alabama neighborhood during virus quarantine

An apparent tornado has damaged an Alabama neighborhood where people were inside homes during the coronavirus quarantine By JAY REEVES Associated Press March 31, 2020, 6:15 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An apparent tornado slammed into an Alabama neighborhood, shattering more than a […]

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7 bars mastering the art of cocktails to-go in New York City

Sip to support your neighborhood gathering place! Despite all restaurants and bars following the COVID-19 mandated shut-down, licensed spots of lubrication may now offer cocktails to-go with the State Liquor Authority’s blessing. “I want to support my local pubs so they don’t go out of business,” says Chris Artis, a freelance book public relations rep […]

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Bankrupt St. Louis Hospital Fires Top Doctor, Cuts Costs Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

A small hospital in St. Louis that serves a densely populated, low-income neighborhood fired its CEO and faces cutbacks and a potential shutdown just as the city is being hit with an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Doctors and nurses say lives are at risk. St. Alexius Hospital has struggled financially for years and is […]

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