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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner is calling for justice and safety for the city’s LGBTQ community. It follows the murder of 29-year-old Mia Green, a Black transgender woman, on Monday. “This district attorney’s office believes everyone deserves what the Constitution claims, which is equal protection. And with the protection of everyone, it...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City For Coney Island, it was practically a lost summer — as the COVID-19 pandemic kept amusement parks and other big attractions locked up most of, or all season. Yet the pandemic didn’t stop the creative nature...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Following a summer marked by increased violence in New York City and other major cities around the country, there's a movement gaining attention called Cure Violence.The program relies on community groups and outreach efforts to intercept violence before it happens, eliminating the need for police to get involved.In New York...
    There has been an uptick in COVID-19 cases reported at Fairfield University as school officials raise the risk level on campus. Between Thursday, Sept. 24, and Monday, Sept. 28, the University tested a total of 406 students, 25 of which came back positive for COVID-19.  Twenty-seven students who previously tested positive passed the required quarantine...
    Florida authorities said they have the man who set fire to a Catholic church in Tampa. Eugenio Rodriguez-Colina was the man seen on surveillance video setting fire to Incarnation Catholic Church on the night of Sept. 18, deputies said. Officers arrested Rodriguez-Colina on Monday. based on a surveillance video that allegedly showed him smashing...
    Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn, 52nd AD) on Thursday announced her candidacy for Brooklyn Borough President. If elected, Simon would be the first woman to hold the office. Simon made the announcement in front of James Madison High School, alma mater of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while joined by a coalition of...
    As a health organization, Blue Cross sees civic engagement as integral to our mission of improving community health across the state. We’ve been championing civic engagement for nearly 20 years through our CitizenBlue program, and we believe community health is shaped by the strength of the democratic process. In a participatory democracy, high civic engagement...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Due to the ongoing pandemic, a New York City roller derby league is leaving their practice space and has no immediate plans to find a new one as of yet. On Oct. 1, Gotham Girls Roller...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Health on Thursday morning came to the assistance of Denver Public Schools. Administrators said they saw a need and donated tens of thousands of pieces of PPE to the school district to protect teachers and staff. (credit: CBS) The donation was made in the morning and included numerous boxes full of...
    GARFIELD PARK — Community groups tackling violent crime in 22 neighborhoods can now offer free legal aid through their street outreach programs. The Justice Corps community lawyering program is a project of Communities Partnering 4 Peace. It will give partnered street outreach organizations in each neighborhood on-site access to an attorney to help participants with...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW) – The Botanical Research Institute of Texas today assumed the nonprofit management of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden ushering in a new era for the 86-year old community garden. “Today we honor those who helped establish one of the largest botanic gardens in Texas, as well as those who had the vision to establish...
    Democratic Ohio state Rep. Bernadine Kennedy Kent endorsed President Donald Trump on Tuesday for president and then greeted him aboard Air Force One before the first presidential debate. Kennedy Kent praised Trump for low black unemployment rates and for his support of historically black colleges, in a statement earlier in the day. Then Kennedy Kent...
    A program meant to keep adults who have done wrong out of the court system and jail is expanding in the Pioneer Valley. Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ) is partnering with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office to provide an alternative to the court system. It's called restorative justice and it's kind of like doing community...
    Ohio State professor Matthew Mayhew issued an impassioned apology after causing "hurt" to the black community after he insisted that "America needs college football." What are the details of the original article? According to the College Fix, Mayhew and graduate student Musbah Shaheen wrote a hopeful opinion piece about the possible return...
    Welcome to WCCO.com’s 2020 political guide! We reached out to all Minnesota candidates running for U.S Senate and U.S Congress this fall. Candidates were asked to provide a two-minute video discussing their platform as well as answer a set of our viewer’s questions. Above is the video and below are the answers Kendall Qualls provided....
    Multiple students have tested positive for COVID-19 at a Long Island high school forcing, the district to close down the building for the rest of the week. Sachem Schools Superintendent Christopher Pellettieri announced on Wednesday that Sachem North High School would be closed for in-person learning on Thursday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 2 to allow...
    SAN ANTONIO – Diversity is brewing in San Antonio’snewest coffee spot in Southtown. Café Cotidiano celebrated its grand opening Sept. 26 in the back parking lot of the San Antonio Mennonite Church. The bakery and coffee trailer is run by the pastor of the church, Katie Best-Richmond, who said its to help families in San...
    Courtesy If you’ve been to an art event at USF or popped into a reception at a local gallery—pre-quarantine times, of course—chances are you’ve seen Wallace “Wally” Wilson, Director of the School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida with his signature sticky-uppy white hair.  USF’s SAAH plays a critical...
    You don’t need me to tell you how weird this is, and I’m certainly not going to start this conversation off by writing, “I hope you’re as well as you can be in these trying times.” Anyone reading this—Creative Loafing Tampa Bay’s 30th annual Best of the Bay issue—knows that 2020 has been like...
    Loading the player... It looks like Queen Sugar is coming back in a big way. According to OWN, the series created by Ava DuVernay is ready to resume production in New Orleans after being halted due to the coronavirus crisis. In a press release, the network revealed that the upcoming fifth season of...
    COVID put the skids on the 2020 Chroma Zone Mural and Art Festival in St. Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone. (It will be back, we hope, in September 2021.) But nine new outdoor murals will be complete by Tuesday, Oct. 6, National Night Out, when the CEZ holds its first-ever Outside Open House. Add the nine...
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Seven people have been killed in Oakland in the last five days, prompting police officials to beef up patrols and call on federal help. Oakland police said several factors are causing the uptick in violence, and COVID-19 is a major one. “We’ve increased our officers walking in the community, doing neighborhood...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- A story catching the attention of our "Be Kind" campaign showcases neighbors helping neighbors right here in our area.Eyewitness News' Nina Pineda served as the emcee at last night's virtual gala for The Community Chest.The nonprofit organization that serves Eastern Bergen County raised a record $105,000 for its coronavirus relief fund.Through...
    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (KABC) -- Dozens gathered in Westlake Village Wednesday evening to remember two brothers, ages 9 and 11, killed in a horrific car crash that may have involved drinking and street racing.The brothers were identified by friends and by the Acorn newspaper as 9-year-old Jacob Iskander and 11-year-old Mark.People dropped off flowers and...
    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (KABC) -- Dozens gathered in Westlake Village Wednesday evening to remember two brothers, ages 9 and 11, killed in a horrific car crash that may have involved drinking and street racing.The brothers were identified by friends and by the Acorn newspaper as 9-year-old Jacob Iskander and 11-year-old Mark.People dropped off flowers and...
    WEST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday evening at the Azerbaijan Consulate General in the West Los Angeles area to protest what they call they call Azerbaijan's aggression against Armenia and the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh.Demonstrators were on Wilshire Boulevard, with several waving Armenian flags.Violence in the disputed Artsakh...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The University of Denver suspended 38 swim and dive athletes for violating public health orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an email on Wednesday, DU Chancellor Jeremy Haefner said the student-athletes are under quarantine until they test negative for the virus. University of Denver (credit: CBS) Haefner said the student-athletes attended a...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The large-scale COVID-19 testing site at the Pepsi Center in Denver is closed after months of community testing. The city is moving toward community-based testing sites to provide free, low barrier testing to communities and those most impacted by COVID-19. (credit: CBS) Denver resident Ben Thurston got his first COVID-19 test at...
    A person restocks a community fridge in the Bushwick neighborhood in New York City. By Juliana Clark Through a combination of outreach efforts and in-kind donations, the New York City-based anarchist network In Our Hearts (IOH) has managed to create a network of over 40 fridges in New York City and New Jersey. The...
    The University of Denver has suspended 38 members of its men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams after the students attended a large, off-campus party that violated COVID-19 restrictions, according to a letter from the university's chancellor and vice chancellor of athletics. "We will continue to swiftly pursue disciplinary action if members of our community disregard the...
    JILL Duggar's husband Derick Dillard insisted that they have friends in the "LGTBQ community" years after he slammed Jazz Jennings for being transgender. Derick, 31, spoke out about his changed feelings in a Q&A video with Jill on their YouTube channel. 8The couple said that they have friends in the LGBTQ communityCredit: Youtube/Dillard Family Official...
    Most people spend their lives trying to stay out of Hell, but Airbnb is offering a chance for ghouls and goblins to become the "mayor" — of Hell, Michigan, that is. The community's self-proclaimed "mayor," John Colone, is offering up his title and his spooky lair in October, just in time for Halloween.  The title...
    An Atlanta high school football player is in critical condition after suffering a “traumatic brain injury” during his homecoming game on Friday. Jordan Sloan, a 15-year-old sophomore at Pace Academy in Atlanta and a wide receiver for the school’s varsity team, is in critical condition at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta after undergoing brain surgery...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Teachers and parents protested outside Baltimore City Schools headquarters Wednesday, demanding no in-person learning for the 2020 school year due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the protest, parents and teachers called on the school board to come up with a better plan to bring students back on campus. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus...
    Heritage Theatre gets gift of song Campbell’s Heritage Theatre will get an early Christmas present Dec. 10 when Grammy-nominated songwriter and pianist Jim Brickman stages a performance of his “Comfort & Joy at Home 2020” virtual tour to benefit the historic theater. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales for this livestreamed event...
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Food Bank is asking the community for support as it helps provide meals to area families and persons affected by layoffs and unemployment related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following September’s successful Hunger Action Month efforts, San Antonio Food Bank organizers are still looking toward community donations and financial support...
    The city’s Test and Trace program has fewer than half a dozen Yiddish speakers on staff as city officials struggle to contain the growing coronavirus outbreak in several neighborhoods with large Orthodox populations in Brooklyn and Queens. The program’s head, Dr. Ted Long, confirmed the readout from agency documents under questioning from Councilman Mark Levine...
    MLB wild-card updates: Astros sweep extends Twins postseason heartbreak Bad News: Meghan Markle Lost Her Massive Court Battle Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts...
    By MARGARET STAFFORD, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City officials on Wednesday introduced another attempt to reduce crime in the city, with a focus on increasing community involvement, breaking down barriers between groups, and helping those involved in criminal activity find a new path. The effort, called Reform Project KC, will emphasize...
    The city’s Test and Trace program has fewer than half a dozen Yiddish speakers on staff as city officials struggle to contain the growing coronavirus outbreak in several neighborhoods with large Orthodox populations in Brooklyn and Queens. The program’s head, Dr. Ted Long, confirmed the readout from agency documents under questioning from Councilman Mark Levine...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There’s a new space opening at the Mall of America that’s helping some local business owners get a fresh start in a challenging year. “It took a lot of hard work and for me to be able to open the doors to even be here,” Joyce Sanders, owner of Urban 29, said....
    DENVER (CBS4) – As the Pepsi Center closes its coronavirus testing lanes on Wednesday, the city of Denver moves to more community-based testing. It’s important for Coloradans to know there are other testing sites available across the state, including one at Water World. (credit: CBS) The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment will set up...
    Donald Trump Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday with his reaction to the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden last night. Glenn brought up an exchange when moderator Chris Wallace asked President Trump to condemn "white supremacists and right-wing militia" — despite...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff GREENE COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Police are investigating after Ku Klux Klan flyers were distributed in parts of Greene County. William DeForte, the Greene County Regional Police Department captain, says the department has received calls from residents about the flyers, the Observer-Reporter reports. The distribution of the flyers has been “prolific”...
    Surprise! Visit Denver just announced a surprise, first-ever fall Denver Restaurant Week -- but then, this year has been full of surprises, all brought on by the unpleasant surprise of the coronavirus pandemic. When it was introduced sixteen years ago, Denver Restaurant Week was designed to help eateries through a typically slow period in dining:...
    Over 1,000 have signed a Change.org petition to save three buildings in Stamford's South End National Register Historic District that are slated for demolition in six months.  Developer Building and Land Technology has filed applications to rip down the 19th-century Blickensderfer Typewriter factor on 650 Atlantic St. and two wood frame multi-family houses on 79...
    Scientists have pinned down the date of a devastating volcano that rocked the Mayan civilization more than a millennia ago. It's long been known that Ilopango volcano, in what is now El Salvador, had a major eruption during the Mayans' Early Classic Period, between 300 and 600 AD - but a more precise date has...
    (CNN)The US intelligence community must urgently refocus its efforts and resources towards addressing the threat posed by China, a glaring need that has only become more apparent due to Beijing's actions during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the summary of a highly classified report released by the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday.The partially redacted 37-page report,...
    The Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee released a report Wednesday warning that the United States intelligence community has not properly adapted to address the growing challenge posed by the rise of the Chinese Communist Party on the world stage. “The Committee’s central finding of this report is that the United States’ intelligence community has not...