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    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A funeral was held Thursday for a 16-year-old girl whose body was dumped alongside the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles after being shot and killed. The service for Tioni Theus was at  Winston Mortuary in Los Angeles. Members of the public were welcome to attend. READ MORE: Help Needed To Identify Woman Whose Body Was Left Near 60 Freeway In Beaumont 26 Years AgoDozens of people gathered to mourn the teenager. Her family continues to ask the public to help find her killer. “We haven’t done enough,” said Marvin Kincy, the victim’s uncle.  During a news conference seeking the public’s help in solving the killing of Theus Wednesday, Assistant Chief Jesus Holguin of the California Highway Patrol told reporters Wednesday morning he had just gotten news that Gov. Gavin Newsom approved the $50,000 reward, which brings the total possible reward money being offered in the case to $110,000. Tioni’s body was discovered Jan. 8 on the side of the freeway on the Manchester Avenue on-ramp near South Figueroa Street. “We’re very confident that we’re moving...
    Gigi and Bella Hadid made the latest Versace campaign a family affair. The supermodels were enlisted by the Italian luxury label for their Spring/Summer 22 campaign, featuring Versace's signature latex looks and dresses embellished with baroque swirls and safety pins. Gigi, 26, and Bella, 25, were joined by Donatella Versace, 66, the sister of the late Gianni Versace, who created the brand of which she is now the chief creative officer. New campaign: Gigi Hadid, 26, and sister Bella, 25, were joined by Donatella Versace, 66, in the latest campaign for the Italian luxury label The sibling duo sport over-the-top wavy hair in the colorful ad, with the Italian fashion designer laying in-between them. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Gigi Hadid is a vision in an all-red outfit and bold scarlet... Bella Hadid looks chic in patterned trench coat as she picks... Bella Hadid shows off her very toned tummy in a crop top and... Gigi Hadid covers up her supermodel figure in oversized gray... Gigi Hadid beams as she spends quality time...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A young Minneapolis woman is using her own money to take local middle schoolers on vacation, and this trip of a lifetime is changing lives forever. Two friends, on one mission. It started five years ago, they met at church — Sanctuary, in north Minneapolis. Shamaria Jordan and Taylor Tidwell said their friendship was “natural, just like this – besties, besties.” Besties who better each other. Taylor says of her friend, “For Shamaria to be opening these doors and opening eyes for young Black girls, I think it’s life changing, absolutely.” Jordan is a North Central graduate, and she just got her masters at the University of Minnesota, but the focus of her life is now on the education of others. She’s created a program to take Black girls on out of state university visits. “It’s not only just a college tour, but also a cultural exposure tour, because some of these girls have never gotten on a plane, have never been outside of Minneapolis let alone Minnesota,” she said. That was the story of her own...
    A few years ago, Ally Sheedy stepped away from acting because, she says, “Things came into my life that were not acting in television and in movies,” including a teaching job at City College and a freelance book-editing job. Combine those with being a mother and, as the St. Elmo’s Fire and The Breakfast Club actress succinctly puts it, “My life took different shapes.” “I did want to keep acting because I love it and I miss it when I don’t do it, but it just had to be the right thing,” she continues. “If it wasn’t going to be the right thing, I have other things that I love to do that I find really fulfilling. And then this just came along, this show, and I thought, ‘Oh no, this is exactly what I want to do! This is what I was missing!” That show is Single Drunk Female, the dramedy from creator Simone Finch and executive producers Jenni Konner and Daisy Gardner that premieres Thursday on Freeform. The story revolves around Sam Fink (Sofia Black-D’Elia), a journalist who...
    The cover of British Vogue's February issue featuring nine black models has been branded 'offensive' on social media as critics claim bad lighting and poor styling hid the women's features and made their skin look darker. Starring models Adut Akech, Amar Akway, Majesty Amare, Akon Changkou, Maty Fall, Janet Jumbo, Abény Nhial, Nyagua Ruea and Anok Yai, the cover was shot by Brazilian photographer Rafael Pavarotti and styled by British Vogue's Editor-In-Chief Edward Enninful OBE. It marks the first time Vogue has featured a group of black women this size on the cover, for an issue celebrating the rise of African models who are 'redrawing the map'. However, the imagery has been met with furious backlash online, with dozens of fans saying the 'badly lit' image appeared to darken the models, who have a range of skin tones, to a point where they were unrecognisable and look like 'mannequins'.  A behind-the-scenes video of the shoot featuring the models having their hair and make-up done shows the diversity of their skin tones, sugesting that it was the ligthing rather than cosmetics that...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- In an exclusive interview with ABC7 News Race and Culture reporter Julian Glover, Kimberly Bryant, the CEO and founder of the Oakland-based tech non-profit Black Girls Code, denies allegations of wrongdoing."I certainly did not anticipate being in the position to have this conversation with you," said Bryant to ABC7 News Race and Culture reporter Julian Glover."I'm unclear about why this action was taken by the board, and I'm really disappointed," she added.According to an e-mail forward to ABC7 News, Bryant was informed of her suspension on December 21, 2021 after the nonprofit's board of directors was made aware of "serious allegations."RELATED: Black Girls CODE creates 'future tech bosses' in Bay Area, beyondShortly after, Bryant tweeted "so it's 3 days before Christmas and you wake up to discover the organization YOU created and built from the ground up has been taken away by a rogue board with no notification." Press release: so it’s 3 days before Christmas and you wake up to discover the organization YOU created and built from the ground up has been taken away...
    The head of an organization promoting Black girls in tech says she was unceremoniously ousted from the group—which she created—earlier this week. Kimberly Bryant, CEO and founder of Black Girls Code, told The Daily Beast she awoke Tuesday morning to find she had been locked out of her email and Slack accounts connected to the organization. When she called senior staff to find out what was happening, no one would take her calls. It was only when she checked her personal email that she saw a message from Board Chair Heather Hiles telling her she had been suspended, effective immediately. “Press release: so it’s 3 days before Christmas and you wake up to discover the organization YOU created and built from the ground up has been taken away by a rogue board with no notification,” she tweeted to her more than 112,000 followers. In a statement sent to The Daily Beast, a “special committee” of the Black Girls Code board said it had placed Bryant on paid administrative leave while it conducted an investigation into concerns about the CEO’s conduct...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge has approved a request to wipe clean the court record of a Black woman who was arrested for refusing to move to the back of a segregated Alabama bus in 1955, months before Rosa Parks gained international fame for doing the same. A judge granted the request by Claudette Colvin, now 82, in a brief court order made public Thursday by a family representative. Parks, a 42-year-old seamstress and activist with the NAACP, gained worldwide notice after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man on Dec. 1, 1955. Her treatment led to the yearlong Montgomery Bus Boycott, which propelled the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. into the national limelight and often is considered the start of the modern civil rights movement. A 15-year-old high school student at the time, Colvin refused to shift seats on a segregated Montgomery bus even before Parks. A bus driver called police on March 2, 1955, to complain that two Black girls were sitting near two white girls in violation of segregation laws. One of...
    Wilmington, DE -- The mission of Delaware's Black Girls Run is to encourage and motivate black women to practice a healthy lifestyle. The group wants to create a movement to lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and lifestyle.Localish went for a run with the ladies in the fall of 2021, check it out in the video player above.Watch more Philadelphia Localish videos anytime at https://6abc.com/localish or on our family of streaming apps (Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku).
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Police asked people in a Berkeley neighborhood Tuesday to check their security cameras for footage of a man who has approached and threatened at least two high school-aged girls. Berkeley police said the latest incident happened Monday at 9:30 a.m. on McGee Ave. near Channing Way. As a teen girl was crossing Channing, a man approached her and began speaking with her, saying he needed help finding his daughter and wanting to walk with her to Berkeley High School. READ MORE: San Mateo County Supervisors Approve New District MapsThe girl refused and the man insisted saying she shouldn’t be concerned because he was a cop, according to police. The girl kept walking and the man followed her and cornered her in a less visible portion of the sidewalk where there were many plants and trees. The man then told the girl he wanted her to give him a hug and threatened about having a knife, police said. The girl was able to run away from the man and report the incident. The suspect was described as...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- WVON Radio is airing a five-part docuseries highlighting some of the stories of 51 missing Black women and girls."The Invisible Ones: Voices of the Missing" is produced and hosted by WVON anchor Candace McCollum and explores the disparities in the investigations and coverage of these victims.The 51 cases involve woman and girls who have gone missing, or have been found dead after being reported missing in Chicago, over the past 20 years.SEE MORE: Gabby Petito captured headlines when she went missing; do people of color get the same treatment?McCollum says "I sought to humanize many of these women whose names we never knew. I cannot name one Black woman whose name is etched in the psyche of America because she went missing."The series will air on WVON from Monday through Friday at 6:50 a.m., 10:50 a.m., 4:50 p.m. and 7:50 p.m.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Ladies of Virtue, a local non-profit, has spent the past ten years providing access, resources, and support to Black girls in Chicago. Founded by South Side native, Jamila Trimuel, Ladies of Virtue hosts an array of mentoring and leadership programs for girls ages 9-18. “I started Ladies of Virtue really to be a support and stand in the gap for those girls who may not have a positive role model in their life,” Trimuel said. READ MORE: Chicago Carjacking Suspects Arrested In Oak Lawn After Being Pursued 33 Miles From GaryThe organization takes a holistic approach in mentoring and support, aiming to enhance girls’ skills while also fostering safe space and community. “We are preparing our girls for leadership in three ways: character development, career readiness, and civic engagement,” Trimuel said. “Our girls are identifying topics that they’re passionate about… then they work together to learn about a certain topic, such as human trafficking, bullying, or mental health. Then they’re spreading their awareness out into their schools or in the community,” she said. In addition to their...
    A woman has been accused of running a BDSM cult that targets black curvy gay women on TikTok - several of whom have now spoken out about the abusive treatment they were subjected to by the group's leader, accusing her of forcing them to cut themselves and pull out their own hair to prove their loyalty.  Angela Vandusen, who goes by @AngelaTheeG0ddess on TikTok, started a group called 'Daddy's Girls' in the winter of 2020. At first, it seemed like a safe space for bigger women to connect, but - according to several of its members - it quickly turned into something worse.  According to Rolling Stone, the 27-year-old, who is based in Michigan, originally gained attention online by posting videos of herself dancing and lip-synching provocatively. She was also known for sharing her weight-loss journey and being open about her love of BBWs - big beautiful women, particularly women of color.  She had gained around 50,000 followers, when she started doing weekly livestreams (and charging $50 for them). During one of them, someone called her 'Daddy.'  Members of the group...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in Brooklyn are looking for a man accused of forcibly touching a teenage girl who was walking home. It happened around 8 p.m. on Oct. 23 near the intersection of 41st Street and 13th Avenue. READ MORE: NYPD: 7-Year-Old Robert Resto Killed In Washington Heights Apartment Fire, Child's Grandmother In Critical ConditionAccording to police, a suspect on a scooter grabbed the 14-year-old’s buttocks then fled the scene. READ MORE: NYPD Searching For 2 Suspects In New Video Of Bronx ShootingThe girl was not hurt, police said. The man police are looking for is described as 18-25 years old with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black sweatpants and white sneakers. MORE NEWS: Powerful Winds Cause Damage, Power Outages Throughout Tri-State AreaAnyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Art with a purpose. The paintings aren’t just beautiful. They’re designed to help families of missing Black women and girls, who said they urged police and the media to take these cases seriously. READ MORE: Investigators Raid Three Locations Of Parlor Pizza RestaurantCBS 2’s Jim Williams reports a Chicago artist is answering the call with an exhibit of paintings he calls “Still Missing.” “I’m pretty much painting things that I see in the city life but I’m doing it from a spiritual lenses,” said artist Damon Lamar Reed. “This project will also get the word out.” He added “I thought to myself ‘how can I do something artistically to help the situation?'” In their bright hues and distinct lines, they tell us attention will be paid here. Artist Damon Lamar Reed’s 19 paintings of missing Black women and girls are on display at the 345 Art Gallery on Chicago’s West Side. They represent countless African American families who insist the disappearances of their female relatives have not been taken seriously by law enforcement or the news media....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Tamron Hall is not only the host of her talk show here on ABC 7, she's a first-time novelist! Her new crime novel "As the Wicked Watch" is out Tuesday.ABC7's Hosea Sanders spoke with the one-time local newswoman about the story inspired by her time reporting here. Her new novel is about a reporter who covers the mystery of Black girls who go missing.It's based in Chicago, and she told ABC7 she's already working on a follow-up. She was back in the Second City recently to film promos for her show, but that's not all."I am here actually to officiate a wedding, and introduce my son to Chicago," Hall said. "I'm taking Moses to the Shedd Aquarium, which is one of my favorite places in the city, and he loves fish. To see my child look out at the city from that window this morning was emotional. Now I understand that term 'Sweet Home Chicago,' you never feel like you've missed something, you always feel like you're home, at least for me."But when she returns to the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a suspect accused in a disturbing attack on an 11-year-old girl at a Manhattan park. It happened Wednesday afternoon at Stuyvesant Square Park on East 16th Street. READ MORE: Vice President Kamala Harris Visiting Families In The Bronx (credit: NYPD) Police said the girl was playing with her classmates when the man started yelling at the kids and sprayed the girl the water. The man allegedly grabbed the girl by the hair, punched her in the face and tried to choke her. READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials SayThe girl was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition. A 15-year-old by who tried to intervene was also hurt, according to police. He was treated at the scene. The man police are looking for is approximately 25-35 years old with blonde, shoulder length hair. He was last seen wearing a gray, long-sleeve shirt, black pants, black sneakers and sunglasses. MORE NEWS: Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer And Injured Director On "Rust" Movie SetAnyone...
    Round 2? Lauren Bushnell Reveals Whether She and Chris Lane Want More Kids No country will be spared from effects of climate change, Biden administration reports detail Despite the consistent successes from Black female athletes in all aspects of professional sports, they still remain an afterthought when it comes to providing more opportunities for them to flourish. In an effort to abolish those barriers standing in the way of future advancements in the game of soccer, Adidas and the Black Women’s Player Collective (BWPC) are teaming up to "change the narrative of Black women and girls in soccer by demanding equity, representation and access at all levels of the game." © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Adidas and the Black Women's Players Collective are joining forces to change the game for Black women and girls across the country. (Photo by Adidas) Per the Women's Sports Foundation, 77% of women say the absence of female mentors hinder the involvement of girls in athletics. Their findings also show the drop-out estimate for girls of color in urban and rural centers is twice that...
    No country will be spared from effects of climate change, Biden administration reports detail Former Carlyle Group CEO could knock Democrats out of Virginias governors office. Heres what to know Despite the consistent successes from Black female athletes in all aspects of professional sports, they still remain an afterthought when it comes to providing more opportunities for them to flourish. In an effort to abolish those barriers standing in the way of future advancements in the game of soccer, Adidas and the Black Women’s Player Collective (BWPC) are teaming up to "change the narrative of Black women and girls in soccer by demanding equity, representation and access at all levels of the game." © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Adidas and the Black Women's Players Collective are joining forces to change the game for Black women and girls across the country. (Photo by Adidas) Per the Women's Sports Foundation, 77% of women say the absence of female mentors hinder the involvement of girls in athletics. Their findings also show the drop-out estimate for girls of color in urban and rural centers...
    (CNN)The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding policy changes after a 10-year-old Black girl was arrested at school over a drawing linked to a "run of the mill" dispute among children.In response to the incident, the ACLU sent a letter Monday to the Honolulu Police Department, the state Department of Education and the state attorney general's office asking them to adopt policy changes, expunge all records of the arrest, and to pay $500,000 in damages for "harm and suffering" caused by their agencies.In January 2020, a parent called the Honowai Elementary School in Honolulu to complain about the drawing made by the girl and demanded the staff call police, the ACLU said. When police arrived, the girl, who was only identified as "N.B," was "handcuffed with excessive force and taken to the police station," the ACLU said.The girl's mother, Tamara Taylor, said she was called to the school, but she was not allowed to see her daughter or informed that the girl was "handcuffed in front of staff and her peers, placed into a squad car and taken...
    This month, British rock icons The Rolling Stones—sans the late, great Charlie Watts—head out to stadiums across the United States for their No Filter tour where, ironically, they’ll be self-censoring one of their biggest hits. In a new Los Angeles Times interview with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the two were asked why the song “Brown Sugar,” which depicts chattel slavery—specifically, the systemic rape of Black women and girls—was noticeably absent from their setlist. “You picked up on that, huh?” Richards said. “I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is. Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they’re trying to bury it. At the moment, I don’t want to get into conflicts with all of this shit. But I’m hoping that we’ll be able to resurrect the babe in her glory somewhere along the track.” Jagger remarked, “We’ve played ‘Brown Sugar’ every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, we’ll take that one out for now and see how it goes. We might put it back in.” It’s...
    HOOTERS has been blasted by some staff over its cheeky new uniform - which some waitresses have branded "X-rated". The saucy restaurant chain's new dress code that features revealing short-shorts have been panned online by its own Hooters girls.  4Some Hooters Girls are calling the restaurants' new uniforms "X-rated"Credit: TikTok 4The saucy restaurant chain's new dress code that features revealing short-shorts have been panned online by its own Hooters girlsCredit: TikTok 'OH LOOK A WEDGIE!" “This s**t is rated porn,” Alabama waitresses Easten Brewer and Katherine Nicole mouthed the words exclaimed by Travis Scott in a TikTok close-captioned “When Hooters gets even shorter shorts.” They weren’t the only ones up in arms over the indecent exposure inspired by the new uniforms.  “With the new tights, I can’t even cover the front of my leggings,” panned Hooters bartender Kristen Songer, 22, in a TikTok video of herself modeling the new skintight, bikini-cut black bottoms and comparing them to the less-revealing former shorts.  She then turns around to reveal her backside.  “And oh! Oh look, a wedgie!”  Most read in The US...
    Democratic Rep. Cori Bush broke down in tears during an emotional reproductive rights hearing on Thursday, where she shared poignant testimony about her own experiences of being raped at age 17 and then being 'talked to like trash' when she chose to get an abortion.  The 45-year-old Democrat, who is a member of the party's Squad and was joined by fellow progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the hearing, opened up about her feelings of 'guilt' and 'shame' over the sexual assault - while recalling the discrimination she says she experienced as a young black woman seeking an abortion. Beginning her testimony at the Oversight Committee hearing, which took place one month after Texas implemented a senate bill that bans nearly all abortions after six weeks, Bush recounted the moment she was raped by an unnamed 20-something church member during a youth delegation trip to Jackson, Mississippi, in the summer of 1994.   'I was a young girl all of 17 years old and had just graduated high school. Like so many black girls during that time, I was obsessed with fashion...
    POLICE are urgently searching for two 12-year-old girls who disappeared after being dropped off at school. Tanith Foster and Anna Gutkowska were last seen at the school gates on Imperial Avenue, in Leicester, at around 8am on Monday. 1Tanith Foster (L) and Anna Gutkowska (R) were last seen around 8am on MondayCredit: Leicestershire Police They were reported missing by their worried families later that evening when they failed to return home. Leicestershire Police officers are now searching for the pair and urged anyone who sees them or knows of their whereabouts to immediately get in touch. Tanith is described as being about 5ft 1in tall, of slim build, with dark shoulder length hair which is usually worn back into a ponytail. She wears glasses and was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue striped tie, black trousers, black blazer and grey coat. Anna is around 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build, with long dark hair tied into a ponytail. She was wearing two Pandora bracelets, white shirt, blue striped tie, black blazer and dark trousers. She was also carrying a...
    NEW YORK -- For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity.They were mostly young Black women. And Black girls.And that, say accusers and others who have called for him to face accountability, is part of what took the wheels of the criminal justice system so long to turn, finally leading to his conviction Monday in his sex trafficking trial. That it did at all, they say, is also due to the efforts of Black women, unwilling to be forgotten.Speaking out against sexual assault and violence is fraught for anyone who attempts it. Those who work in the field say the hurdles facing Black women and girls are raised even higher by a society that hypersexualizes them from a young age, stereotyping them as promiscuous and judging their physiques, and in a country with a history of racism and sexism that has long denied their autonomy over their own bodies.SEE MORE: R. Kelly verdict: Chicago singer guilty on all counts in NYC sex trafficking trial"Black women have been in...
    For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity. They were mostly young Black women. And Black girls. And that, say accusers and others who have called for him to face accountability, is part of what took the wheels of the criminal justice system so long to turn, finally leading to his conviction Monday in his sex trafficking trial. That it did at all, they say, is also due to the efforts of Black women, unwilling to be forgotten. Speaking out against sexual assault and violence is fraught for anyone who attempts it. Those who work in the field say the hurdles facing Black women and girls are raised even higher by a society that hypersexualizes them from a young age, stereotyping them as promiscuous and judging their physiques, and in a country with a history of racism and sexism that has long denied their autonomy over their own bodies. "Black women have been in this country for a long time and ... our bodies were never ours to...
    Share this: For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity. They were mostly young Black women. And Black girls. And that, say accusers and others who have called for him to face accountability, is part of what took the wheels of the criminal justice system so long to turn, finally leading to his conviction Monday in his sex trafficking trial. That it did at all, they say, is also due to the efforts of Black women, unwilling to be forgotten.
    (CNN)I vaguely remember when I first heard a rumor about an alleged R. Kelly sex tape. I was in college and a casual fan of the singer, songwriter and producer. Within days, I heard that the other person on the tape was a teenage Black girl. Treva B. Lindsey No part of me wanted to see this tape to "confirm" whether it was the R&B superstar. (He denied allegations related to this tape and others). To this day, I've never seen it. I still remember other people joking about the sexual acts performed, selling bootlegged copies of the tape and making derisive comments about the then-unknown girl. It astonished me how many people I knew were comfortable watching a tape that, in my view, featured the rape of a teenage girl. When the verdict in the trial of United States of America against Robert Sylvester Kelly was officially announced -- and he was convicted on racketeering and sex trafficking charges -- I couldn't help but think back to how the world reacted in 2001 when the tape surfaced and...
    POLICE are probing a shocking video showing two teenage girls brawling in a park while a group of men egged them on.  Footage shows a girl in a black bikini standing over and bawling at three other young women sunbathing in a park at Coogee Bay Oval in Sydney's east on Friday. 5Police are investigating a shocking video showing two teenage girls viciously fighting in a park 5What the fight was over is unclear The video shows a teenager dressed in black suddenly starting to punch her and pull her hair. As the violence unfolded, a group of men can then be heard encouraging them to hit each other.  The attacker was then seen dragging one of the women over the grass. She loses her bikini top in the process as the victim's pals tried to pull her away. The attack lasted for nearly a minute and ended with the girl in the black bikini launch one last kick toward the victim's head. A NSW Police spokesperson said officers were called to the park at about 2.10pm on Friday following...
    NORTH LAWNDALE — On the anniversary week of the Civil Rights-era bombing of a Black church in Birmingham, students and teachers at a West Side youth center are commemorating the legacy of the four girls killed in the White Supremacist attack. The Sept. 15, 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church by the Ku Klux Klan became a rallying cry for civil rights leaders that spurred the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Carole Robertson Centers for Learning is planning a week of lessons and activities for their students to celebrate the memory of the four girls and the intensified push for social change that followed their deaths. The early education and youth development organization is named for one of the 14-year-old girls who was killed in the racist bombing, Carole Robertson. The other girls killed at the church were Addie Mae Collins, 14, Cynthia Wesley, 14, and Carol Denise McNair, 11. As many as 22 others in the church were injured in the bombing. The second annual commemoration, dubbed Legacy Week, aims to “refresh...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff CAMBRIA COUNTY (KDKA) — State police are looking for two missing girls from Cambria County. READ MORE: Teen Hospitalized After Getting Stuck Under 3,500-Pound Pipe (Photo provided by State Police/Twitter) Police say 7-year-old Adara Barnhart and 11-year-old Kahlan Yearick were last seen Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. in the 1200 block of Swartz Road in White Township. Law enforcement describes Barnhart as 3-foot-4 with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black shirt. READ MORE: Health Officials Say Anyone Who Attended Oak Leaf Festival In West Virginia Should Get Tested For COVID-19 KAHLAN G. YEARICK, 11 YOA, LONG BLOND HAIR WITH SOME GREEN AT THE BOTTOM, BLUE EYES. 140 LBS, 5’2” TALL. LAST SEEN WEARING DARK LEGGINGS, UNKNOWN SHIRT COLOR & BLACK AND WHITE SNEAKERS. pic.twitter.com/qzgMprdQZX — Troopers Steve Limani & Cliff Greenfield (@PSPTroopAPIO) September 7, 2021 MORE NEWS: 20 Years After 9/11: Commemorations, Ceremonies And Memorials Planned Across Western Pa. Yearick has long blonde hair with green highlights at the bottom and blue eyes, police say. She is 5-foot-2...
    BRONZEVILLE — It has been nearly three years since postal worker Kierra Coles left her East Chatham apartment for work. Coles, who was three months pregnant when she disappeared Oct. 2, 2018, has not been found. She is one of several women featured in “Still Searching,” an upcoming documentary that follows artist Damon Lamar Reed as he tells the missing women’s stories through portraiture. “I already thought the project was going to be big when it was just going to be an art show, but when the documentary idea came, it was like, ‘OK, this is going to be epic. This is going to be life-changing,'” said Reed, who finished a blues mural in Bronzeville in July. Local filmmaker Latoya Flowers-Rudd and her brother, a producer on the project, had followed Reed’s work for years. When Reed mention he was creating portraits of missing Black women and girls, they approached him with their idea for a documentary about his work, said Flowers-Reed, who has made movies since she was a student at Hyde Park Academy. The duo will film...
    An exotic dancer is suing a string of Houston strip clubs and its owners for employment discrimination with a rarely used, 155-year-old civil rights law that affords workers the same rights and abilities 'enjoyed by white citizens.' Chanel Nicholson, who is black, claims in a lawsuit filed last week against her former employers and owners of the club that she was not allowed to work her designated shift because 'there were already too many black girls'. 'I can put on makeup. I can comb my hair. I can look as pretty as you want to. I can act as sophisticated as you need me to, but I cannot scrub my skin off,' Nicholson told The Washington Post.  'I’m a Black girl and I can’t help that.' The mother of two who is in her 20s said that on the rare occasions she was able to work her regularly scheduled shifts, the environment made her feel forced to 'whitewash' her appearance, speaking in a 'proper girl voice' to please her bosses. 'I couldn’t just be myself,' she said. 'I had to be extremely,...
    Michael McKinney. Polk County Jail via AP File Michael McKinney injured a Black teen girl in a shooting after a Trump rally in December 2020.  A witness said the girl and others in her car were trading barbs with the Trump rally attendees.  On Monday, McKinney was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison after taking a plea deal.  10 Things in Politics: The latest in politics & the economy Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. An Army veteran who shot into a car full of Black teenage girls after a Trump rally last year was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison on Monday, according to the Associated Press.  Michael McKinney, 26, of St. Charles, Iowa, was originally charged with attempted murder in connection to the December 6 shooting which left one girl injured, according to the Des Moines Register.  In June, he took a plea deal,...
    POLICE are desperately searching for two teens who have been missing since Monday. Daniella and Paige, both 16, were last seen in the Lincoln area, Lincs., four days ago. 2Daniella and Paige, both 16, were last seen in the Lincoln area four days agoCredit: Lincolnshire Police 2It is believed they could be togetherCredit: Lincolnshire Police It is believed they might be together. Paige is described as 5ft 6 inches tall with a slim build and long straight brown hair. Daniella is 5ft 4 inches tall with shoulder length brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and leggings, and may have changed into a short black dress and have a pale blue shoulder bag.  Anyone with information about where they are is urged to call Lincolnshire Police 101 quoting incident number 369, July 26. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. Thesun.co.uk is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic,...
    BRONZEVILLE — On the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of the Bradley sisters from their South Side apartment, Rep. Bobby Rush is pleading with Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray to create a task force to bring them and other missing women of color home. Rush, a Democrat representing part of Chicago, has been one of several public officials calling for urgency on the matter. Hoping to get answers, he hosted a town hall in April with local activists and Thomas Hargrove, director of the Murder Accountability Project, which has focused on the slayings of Black women in Chicago. “I have daughters and granddaughters who I love and respect. As a man, I feel instinctively protective of women, and young Black women in particular,” Rush told Block Club this week. “The fact that these women are exploited, brutalized, missing, murdered — and overlooked — without a serious, determined effort from law enforcement just smacks of benign neglect.” Rush said he’s still haunted by the Bradley sisters’ disappearance. He timed the release of his letter to coincide with...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Ladies of Virtue has been helping Black girls in Chicago reach their potential since 2011 but the mentoring organization has never had a place to call their own until now."We have been praying for our own space," said Jamila Trimuel, the founder and CEO of Ladies of Virtue.Ladies of Virtue recently moved into the BBF Family Services facility in North Lawndale. Just last week the neighborhood saw two mass shootings within a span of about 5 minutes.Trimuel said they will expand their mental health services this year to give their girls the tools to cope with what they're experiencing in their neighborhoods."One of things that was really popular over the last year or so was this small group sessions with our licensed clinical therapist," she said.According to 2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Black girls are six times more likely to be expelled, three times more likely to be suspended and four times more likely to be arrested than white girls.That's why Trimuel believes matching Black girls with mentors is so...
    There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness. As if flipping a switch, the young women of color on the gym's competitive team spring to life, fueled by the jolt of adrenaline that comes watching the reigning Olympic champion test the limits of their sport. "They just get this motivation that’s just unreal,” said DeLissa Walker, who co-owns the gym just outside New York City with her sister Candice. “And we’re like, ‘Wow, they’re really inspired.’ ... They’re like ‘This can be me.’” Maybe because more and more, it is. The face of gymnastics in the United States is changing. There are more athletes of color starting — and sticking — in a sport long dominated by white athletes at the highest levels. Half of the U.S. women's Olympic delegation that will walk onto the floor — Biles, Jordan Chiles and Sunisa Lee — at Ariake Gymnastics Center for Olympic qualifying on Sunday are minorities. Biles and Chiles are African American; Lee is Hmong American. More than half of...
    More On: staten island 4-year-old boy with autism drowns on Staten Island beach NYC teens injured in shootings Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s ex-wife helps SI forget loss of minor league team NY man gets hearing to determine if black jurors were excluded due to race The death of an 80-year-old Staten Island man found with the phrase “I touch little girls” written on his chest has been ruled a homicide. Robert Raynor, whose body was found Monday morning in the hallway of his Tompkinsville apartment building, was killed by blunt trauma to the head and torso, according to a spokesman for the city Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Police are yet to publicly identify a suspect or motive in the death. The octogenarian’s body was discovered around 9:30 a.m. Monday in the hallway of his building on Corson Avenue near Ely Street by an upstairs neighbor who said that he had heard sounds of an apparent struggle hours earlier. Raynor was wearing only a pair of pants, which were down below his waist, the neighbor, Isaac Williams, told The...
    Demonstrators protest before jury selection at the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on March 8. When Black people ask, demand, scream, practically beg white people to show even the tiniest indication that they recognize or are even attempting to learn the Black person’s experience in this country, it’s not just for kicks. There are actual life and death consequences attached to white ignorance of what it means to be Black in America, a country that still overwhelmingly fears Black people. Case in point: A white judge presided over a murder trial in which a Black man was killed because he showed too much anxiety related to getting in the back of a tiny squad car. He was deemed a threat, and a police officer kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes, murdering him. That same judge went on to lessen the sentence of the murderer because a 9-year-old girl and three 17-year-old teens weren’t convincing enough in displaying their trauma—otherwise known as staying alive.   According to court documents posted on the Minnesota courts website, Judge Peter Cahill on...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The phrase "strong Black woman" is a quality that may sound like like an asset, but it can be detrimental at time, according to an expert.WATCH: Our Chicago Part 1EMBED More News Videos Women can have mental and physical issues if they do not face trauma and stress in their lives, according to an expert. "When we are leading with our strength, often that means that we're avoiding and denying what we're really feeling on the inside. We're not paying attention to those feelings of distress, and when we don't pay attention to and adequately cope with those feelings, they can lead to negative mental and physical health outcomes," according to Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler, clinical psychologist and associate professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University.Dr. Burnett-Zeigler addressed this problem and offered solutions in her new book, "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women." She said 80% of African American women experience trauma of some sort."It can be anything from childhood physical, sexual abuse or neglect, intimate partner...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have asked the judge who handled former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial in George Floyd’s death to rewrite his sentencing order to delete suggestions that child witnesses did not suffer trauma. Attorney General Keith Ellison, in a filing released Thursday, stressed that he’s not seeking any change to Chauvin’s 22 1/2-year sentence. But he asked Judge Peter Cahill to revisit the document to remove suggestions that four girls who witnessed Floyd’s death and testified at Chauvin’s trial weren’t traumatized by what they saw. He cited research showing that children process trauma differently from adults and that adults tend to discount the impact of trauma on Black girls. READ MORE: How Have DOJ Probes Impacted Other Cities Police Departments? “Discounting the trauma of the children who testified at trial — in an authoritative judicial opinion, no less — will only exacerbate the trauma they have suffered,” Ellison wrote. “The Court should correct the public record to avoid that result.” In his written analysis, Cahill noted he had previously found aggravating factors that allowed him to...
    Coach Jean Bell founded the Jeuness Track Club 36 years ago. Netflix/Sisters On Track Coach Jean Bell has run the Jeuness Track Club in Brooklyn for 36 years. The club helps underprivileged Black girls stay out of trouble and create better futures for themselves. Bell told Insider she encourages the girls to strive for track scholarships for higher education. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. As the founder of Jeuness Track Club in Brooklyn, Coach Jean Bell teaches girls to run.  But the club is about so much more than running. Bell's goal is to educate the girls about the world, keep them on the right track, and help them further their education by winning scholarships. "You can literally run yourself into a future," Bell told Insider. Three of her members, the Sheppard sisters, are the subject of a new Netflix documentary, "Sisters on Track," premiering June 24, which tells the true story of the girls' journey from living in a homeless shelter to competing in the Junior Olympics in 2016. None of the sisters, Tai, Rainn,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — An annual march that puts a spotlight on crimes against women of color here in Chicago starts Tuesday night. The “We Walk for Her” march is in its fourth year. It brings attention to Black women and girls, murdered and missing or whose cases have gone cold. The march starts at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday at 35th and King Drive, and will head south through Bronzeville.
    Two New York girls have gone missing and authorities on Long Island are asking the public's help in locating them. The two went missing in Lindenhurst on Tuesday, June 15, and are believed to be together, Suffolk County Police said. Aaliyah Powers, age 16, was last seen at her place of employment, McDonald’s, located at 334 Montauk Highway, Lindenhurst this past Tuesday.  Powers (shown at left in the photo above) is 5-foot-4 inches, about 128 pounds with black hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a light blue McDonald’s uniform, black pants, and black sneakers. Lydia Pacheco, age 15, was last seen at her residence in Lindenhurst on Tuesday. She is 5-foot-2, approximately 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  She is shown at right in the photo above. Investigators believe the two may be traveling by train. Detectives are asking anyone with information on their location to call 911 or Suffolk County Police at 631-854-8152. Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    Two Long Island girls have gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating them. The two went missing in Lindenhurst on Tuesday, June 15 and are believed to be together, Suffolk County Police said. Aaliyah Powers, age 16, was last seen at her place of employment, McDonald’s, located at 334 Montauk Highway, Lindenhurst this past Tuesday.  Powers (shown at left in the photo above) is 5-foot-4 inches, about 128 pounds with black hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a light blue McDonald’s uniform, black pants, and black sneakers. Lydia Pacheco, age 15, was last seen at her residence in Lindenhurst on Tuesday. She is 5-foot-2, approximately 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  She is shown at right in the photo above. Investigators believe the two may be traveling by train. Detectives are asking anyone with information on their location to call 911 or Suffolk County Police at 631-854-8152. Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.