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Fit to Fight Event Shows the Importance of Cancer Awareness in the Black Community

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Black Truth News was a proud sponsor for the Fit to Fight against Cancer event on Chicago’s south side. The event featured exercise and helpful tips on how to maintain to fight and prevent cancer. Continue reading

Recap: Jack Honey Art, Beats + Lyrics Gave a Great Party in Chicago [Pictures Inside]

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

When you think of an art gallery, you think of people walking around in a quiet setting, while observing and analyzing paintings. Well so much for your parents art show. Jack Honey Art Beats + Lyrics was a art showcase and party rolled in one. Continue reading

Does Chance The Rapper Endorsement of Amara Enyia Make Her Standout Among Crowded Chicago Mayoral Race?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

At this point, the Chicago Mayoral race is as almost crowded as CTA bus during rush hour. There are 17 candidates running for mayor and more people are considering to join the race. It seems that no one as the clear cut favorite to become the successor to Rahm Emanuel. One candidate who might gain an edge is Amara Eniya. Continue reading

It Took 50 Years for the System to Realize that Officers Like Jason Van Dyke Have No Regard For Black Lives

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

The High Profile Chicago Case Involving a White Police Officer Killing a Black Man has come to an end. Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second degree murder for killing17 year old Laquan McDonald. The video of Van Dyke, 40, shooting McDonald 16 times has been glaring example of the reckless misconduct of some Chicago police officers actions against Black lives. The incident caused a Chicago Superintendent and the county’s top prosecutor to lose their job. In addition to Van Dyke’s conviction, three other police officers have been accused of conspiring to cover up the crime. The guilty verdict marks the first time a Chicago police officer has been convicted of murder in on duty shooting in 50 years.

Source: https://abc7chicago.com/watch-live-jurors-speak-out-after-jason-van-dyke-verdict/4417237/

Scottie Pippen Gives Advice to Young Basketball Players

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

This summer, NBA Hall of Famer Scottie shared his wisdom to young aspiring basketball players at the Nike Basketball picnic. The six time NBA Champion told the audience that “you have to dream you will be at the next level and believe in those dreams.” Watch the video below.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Blames Obama Administration for Chicago’s High Murder Rate

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Recently while speaking in Waukegan Illinois, Attorney General Jeff Sessions blamed the Obama administration for Chicago’s high murder rate. Sessions stated that a bill passed by the Obama administration called the consent decree is the reason for the murder increase. The consent decree was intended for police reform and was initiated in response to police harassment and brutality claims.

“After the consent decree became effective on January 1, 2016, policing went down; crime went up—and as a result, hundreds of Chicagoans are now dead—almost all of them African-American or Latino. Chicago saw the biggest single-year increase in the murder rate since we’ve had reliable statistics—which is over 60 years.” Sessions stated.

“In 2014, the police here came under intense criticism. A year later, the ACLU issued a report on ‘Stop and Frisk in Chicago’ and threatened the City of Chicago with a lawsuit—and the politicians went into a retreat. In the aftermath, the city’s leadership rushed into an irresponsible consent decree with the radical activists and the ACLU,” Sessions continued.

Ultimately the Attorney General gave the audience in Illinois his suggestion for public safety in Chicago. “There’s a clear lesson here: if you want more shootings and more death, then listen to the ACLU, Black Lives Matter, or Antifa. If you want public safety, then listen to the police professionals who have been studying this for 35 years”

Source: https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/sessions-chicago-murder-rate-spiked-due-obamas-consent-decree-police