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

By: Jarrod Horton

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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

Four Men Found Guilty Of Olympian Tyson Gay’s Daughter’s Death

By: Camille Augustin

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Four men with ages ranging from 21 to 40 were found guilty for the death of Trinity Gay, the then-15-year-old daughter of Olympian track runner Tyson Gay. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, a jury ruled on the verdict on Monday (Oct. 15). The decision was made two years after the high schooler’s death. Continue reading

Message to Cornerstore Caroline: No One Wants To Grope Your Flat Butt

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Last week in Brooklyn New York, a White woman falsely accused a 9-year old Black kid of groping her at a deli. Teresa Klein, 53 made a false report in a 9-1-1 call by saying that the child “grabbed” her and his mother “decided to yell at me.” The video of the incident went viral and a couple days later after criticism on social media, the deli decided to replay the security footage at the store. When the security footage showed that the boy accidently grazed her behind with his backpack, Klein apologized. “Young man, I don’t know your name but I’m sorry.” she said. Continue reading

They Stayed to Brave Michael. Now, Dozens Are Missing

Rescue teams are on the hunt in Mexico Beach, one of the cities hardest hit by the hurricane

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Chilling news out of Mexico Beach, Fla., where officials have been trying to track down hundreds of people who said they wouldn’t evacuate before Hurricane Michael bore down on them. Although there’s been just one confirmed death in the city—called the hurricane’s “Ground Zero” by the Daily BeastABC News and CNN report that between 30 and close to 50 people were considered missing as of Sunday. Officials, however, say it’s been hard to figure out how many residents who initially said they were staying later fled the city, per Mayor Al Cathey. Rescuers are now sifting through the debris with dogs to see if they can find any of the missing; Cathey tells KTRK that food and water have been brought in for residents who remained as the hurricane wiped out their seaside community.

Other parts of Bay County were also devastated, with Panama City officials noting the challenge of accessing remote areas, often having to use chainsaws and bulldozers to make their way through rubble. Panama City Fire Chief Alex Baird tells CNN it could take weeks to complete the hundreds of requests for resident checks that have been received. Schools throughout the Panhandle region, which still remains without power or reliable cellphone service in many parts, were also slammed. “I would say every single school in Bay County has some type of damage,” a local school board member says, noting it may take weeks, months, or even years to get some of them fully back up and running. Meanwhile, the New York Times reports on one house, “built for ‘the big one,'” that stands tall among Mexico Beach’s oceanside ruins.

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Kaepernick, Chappelle Getting Harvard Black Culture Awards

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being saluted by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.


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The eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal are being honored Thursday afternoon by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard.

Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, created a firestorm when he began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality and social injustice.

The other honorees are Kenneth Chenault, chairman and a managing director of General Catalyst; Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Pamela Joyner, founder of Avid Partners, LLC; psychologist and author Florence Ladd; Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; and artist Kehinde Wiley.

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