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    PERKASIE, Pa. (CBS) — Police in Perkasie Borough are warning residents after recent black bear sightings. The first was for two bears in the area of Ridge Road, the following sighting only mentioned one bear. Police say most of the sightings have been in the area of Guth Elementary School and Blooming Glen Road. On June 16, Perkasie Police responded...
    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Evanston is a Chicago suburb of 75,000 people, and it's about to do something no other city has done in the country: pay reparations to some of its Black residents."Our goal here in Evanston is to repair the egregious acts against the Black community, specifically by the Evanston municipal government," said Robin Rue Simmons, a former Evanston...
    Loading the player... A North Carolina city has committed $2.1 million toward funding reparations, an initiative it began last summer when it joined a number of U.S. cities which have voted to address their histories of racism and discrimination. The Asheville City Council approved a budget amendment on Tuesday to pull the money from city land purchased in the...
    SCITUATE (CBS) — A black bear that had reportedly roamed through several South Shore towns was spotted in Scituate on Monday. The bear, which has been nicknamed “Boo Boo”, was seen in the areas of Meetinghouse Lane, Stockbridge Road and Greenfield Lane in Scituate. After issuing an initial warning to residents, Scituate Police later announced that they will leave the...
    In a troubling sign, rates of COVID-19 vaccinations among Los Angeles County’s youngest eligible Black and Latino residents are significantly lower than for other racial and ethnic groups, and officials are expanding efforts to make shots available across the region. Among people 16 and older, only 41% of Black residents and 48% of Latino residents in L.A. County have received...
    BLACK HAWK, Colo. (CBS4) – It’s a job seeker’s market. If you’re unemployed and thinking of returning to work, not only will the State of Colorado pay you, businesses desperate to fill labor shortages are offering big incentives on top. “Colorado Jumpstart is $1,200 through the month of June, and we’re still adding $1,400 on top of that. So, the...
    Loading the player... Last year, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a historic order to study the possibility of reparations for descendants of slavery. Now that the bill has been signed into law, California is the first state government to approve a formal look into reparations. California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference at The Unity Council...
    THE first US city to introduce slavery reparations is facing backlash from black residents who have blasted the $25,000 payments as "fake" restitution and claimed it is "not benefiting me." Evanston, Illinois, voted in March to approve the first slavery reparations system for black residents in a $400,000 program that was expected to be a blueprint for the rest of...
    California officials have begun a process that could result in what they say would be the largest reparations program the country’s ever seen. A nine-person task force convened Tuesday to explore the feasibility of state-sponsored reparations for Black Californians. Attorney General Rob Bonta, Secretary of State Shirley Weber and members of the task force stressed the group’s “important”...
    In a historic first, a new task force in California on Tuesday took a first step toward proposing reparations for Black residents in a bid to address the injustice of slavery and its lingering effects in everything from the criminal justice system to housing. The effort was created as part of a bill signed into law last year by Gov....
    President Joe Biden urged the country to grapple with its checkered past as he marked the 100th anniversary of the race massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In a speech in the city that experienced the violence in 1921, Biden described the two days of unrest Tulsa experienced as "literal hell" that was "unleashed" before leading a moment of silence to honor...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden led a remembrance Tuesday of one of the nation's darkest - and long suppressed - moments of racial violence, marking the 100th anniversary of the destruction of a thriving Black community in Tulsa.Biden helped commemorate the deaths of hundreds of Black people killed by a white mob a century ago, his visit coming amid a...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden will take part in a remembrance of one of the nation's darkest - and largely forgotten - moments of racial violence when he helps commemorate the 100th anniversary of the destruction of a thriving Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Biden's visit Tuesday, in which he will grieve for the hundreds of Black people killed by a...
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    President Joe Biden is hoping to address the racial wealth gap by investing in black business owners and homeowners on the 100th anniversary of the race massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The White House unveiled its plan Tuesday to expand the share of federal contracts awarded to small minority-owned businesses twofold by 2026, or by an additional $100 billion over the...
    President Joe Biden will take part in a remembrance of one of the nation’s darkest — and largely forgotten — moments of racial violence when he helps commemorate the 100th anniversary of the destruction of a thriving Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Biden’s visit Tuesday, in which he will grieve for the hundreds of Black people killed by a white...
    TULSA, Okla. -- One hundred years ago, one of America's greatest success stories came to a crushing end.At the turn of the 20th century, the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was more than 35 city blocks of thriving shops, hotels, theaters and more. And all of them were Black-owned.The district was founded by Black men and women -- many of...
    Loading the player... Pittsburgh is on the way to officially electing its first Black mayor as Ed Gainey, a five-term Pennsylvania state representative, proved victorious in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday. The deciding vote will come in the fall. NBC News reported that an incumbent was toppled for the first time since 1933 when Gainey, a Democratic progressive,...
    (CNN)Over the course of May 31 and June 1 in 1921, a White mob numbering in the thousands carried out an armed assault on the Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, attacking and killing Black residents and burning businesses, schools, churches, hospitals and homes. Firefighters were prevented from extinguishing the flames, which eventually consumed the Greenwood District, destroying an...
    In a troubling shift, Black residents of Los Angeles County now have the highest risk of coronavirus infection and COVID-19 hospitalizations and death of any racial or ethnic group, new data show. Since the first few months of the pandemic, Latinos in L.A. County have been the hardest hit group; the COVID-19 death rate among Latino residents surpassed that...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- For the first time during the pandemic, Black residents of Los Angeles County have the highest infection rates of COVID-19, the county's health director said Thursday.Through most of the pandemic, the county's Latino population had experienced the highest rates of the virus.Case rates, hospitalizations and deaths in all county populations have dropped significantly since the winter...
    Police in one Fairfield County town are urging caution to residents after numerous bear sightings. The first sighting took place on Friday, May 21 when a black bear was busy getting into garbage cans and birdfeeders in the Barnswallow Drive and Scenic Hill Road of Trumbull, Lt. Brian Weir of the Trumbull Police said. On Wednesday morning, May 26, 2021,...
    President Joe Biden will travel to Oklahoma to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the White House announced Tuesday. Biden will make the trip June 1, according to a statement from the White House. The Tulsa Race Massacre took place May 31-June 1 in 1921, seeing a mob of armed white residents attacking the prosperous black community...
    President Joe Biden will travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma next week to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, the White House announced Tuesday. In 1921 on May 31 and June 1, a mob of white people burned down the affluent Tulsa neighborhood of Greenwood, which had the nickname of 'Black Wall Street,' in what's considered the worst episode...
    There’s a promising sign in California’s efforts to get more Latino and Black residents vaccinated — they’re now getting shots at a relatively faster rate than other racial and ethnic groups. The overall disparity in the percentage of Latino and Black Californians who are at least partially vaccinated is still troubling: Only about 35% of Latino and 36% of Black...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HAMAR TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – The Harmar Township Police say there have been three sightings of a black bear over the past couple of days. READ MORE: Shadyside Art Festival On Walnut Street Offering Vaccine Incentive Continues Today According to police, the bear has been seen in the Harmar Heights section, specifically Harmar Drive. “We...
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police are searching for the man captured on video stabbing a homeless woman in the head as she was sleeping on the sidewalk.The violent attack happened at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of 25th and San Pedro streets in South L.A., according to LAPD. The suspect fled after attacking the woman with...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois) held a virtual town hall meeting on Saturday to discuss reparations. Several elected officials, community leaders, and residents expressed their support for a bill which is awaiting a vote in Congress. READ MORE: 3 Men Injured In River North Parking Garage Shooting, One Identified In Video As Rapper Lil Reese; Officers Gun...
    Only about one-third of Latino and Black Californians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while majorities of white and Asian American Pacific Islander Californians have, according to a Times analysis. The Times analysis found that 33% of Latino residents and 34% of Black residents of the state have received at least one dose of vaccine. By...
    In the wake of a rash of alarming hate crimes nationwide, more Californians are acknowledging that Asian Americans experience discrimination and an overwhelming majority of Asian Americans report they fear becoming victims of hate-based violence, a new survey says. The California Community Poll, which surveys Californians about politics, race and current events in conjunction with the Los Angeles Times, found...
    In a sign of shifting views on the Asian American experience in California, state residents are more willing to acknowledge that Asian Americans encounter discrimination, and Asian Americans are increasingly fearful of being victims of a hate crime, even more so than Black or Latino residents, according to a new statewide poll. The recognition in the past year of...
    Young Latino and Black people have the lowest rate of COVID-19 vaccination among any other age, racial and ethnic group in Los Angeles County — and officials say they need to do more to make the shots easy and convenient for more people. Only 18% of Black men and 20% of Black women between the ages of 16 and 29...
    Emily Grey was one of the first African Americans to settle in Old St. Anthony, where she owned and successfully operated her own business as a seamstress. She was active in religious and civic affairs and popular among Black and white residents alike. Best known for initiating the effort to free an enslaved woman named Eliza Winston in 1860, she...
    CALUMET CITY, Ill. (CBS) — History was made on Saturday in the south suburbs, as Illinois state Rep. Thaddeus Jones was sworn is as the first Black mayor of Calumet City. Mayor Jones expressed gratitude to his family, his colleagues, and others. Jones said infrastructure, public safety, and plans for the River Oaks shopping center are all on his agenda....
    Loading the player... Blacks and Latinos in nursing homes in Illinois were “far more likely” to live in overcrowded rooms at understaffed facilities during the height of the pandemic, causing a disproportionate number of preventable deaths.  On Wednesday, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) presented to lawmakers an analysis of COVID-19-related deaths of nursing home residents between...