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Appeals Court Justices Uphold Dylann Roof’s Death Penalty Conviction

Appeals Court Justices Uphold Dylann Roof’s Death Penalty Conviction

Attorneys for Dylann Roof petitioned the federal appeals court on behalf of their client to have his convictions and death penalty vacated. They assert he should have been determined unfit to stand trial for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black congregation in Charleston, South Carolina. However, the federal appeals court upheld […]

Mattel Develops Barbie Dolls to Celebrate Frontline Coronavirus Workers

Mattel Develops Barbie Dolls to Celebrate Frontline Coronavirus Workers

A Barbie doll honoring Sarah Gilbert, a British professor who is one of the co-creators of the coronavirus vaccine, Oxford/AstraZeneca. She is part of Mattel’s new Barbie series devoted to inspirational women participating in the fight in the coronavirus pandemic. The doll looks like Gilbert including her long auburn hair, her dark-framed glasses, and the […]

Rock Legend Charlie Watts Rolling Stones Drummer Passes Away at 80 [Video]

Rock Legend Charlie Watts Rolling Stones Drummer Passes Away at 80 [Video]

Iconic rock legend Charles (Charlie) Watts spent over half a century with the Rolling Stones. The 80-year-old drummer was surrounded by family when he passed away peacefully in a London hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. His publicist asked that everyone respect the privacy of his family, band members, and close friends during this difficult […]

Elevated Trail May Become a Reality for North Lawndale Residents

Elevated Trail May Become a Reality for North Lawndale Residents

The Bloomingdale Trail, also called The 606, for the first three numbers of the zip codes in Chicago, is located at 1805 N. Ridgeway and was once used as a freight line. Some North Lawndale residents have envisioned something similar to The Bloomingdale Trail for a long time. Finally, on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, they, […]

FDA Grants First COVID-19 Vaccine Approval to Pfizer-BioNTech

FDA Grants First COVID-19 Vaccine Approval to Pfizer-BioNTech

The first COVID-19 vaccine with full Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval was awarded to Pfizer-BioNTech for individuals 16 and older on Aug. 23, 2021. Pfizer is in league with other vaccines as the first COVID-19 vaccine subjected to a full review by the United States regulator; it will be marketed as Comirnaty (Koe-mir’-na-tee). Health […]