Day: May 22, 2020

Business owner Hecky Powell has died

Hecky Powell, owner of Hecky’s Barbeque, an Evanston, Illinois, institution, and a leading civic leader, died Friday from pneumonia and after being exposed to the coronavirus. He was in his seventies. Mr. Powell opened the take-out restaurant in 1983, successfully serving residents from Chicago, Evanston and the North Shore. The restaurant also offered catering. The restaurant served a wide variety[Read More…]

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Brutal beating in Iowa follows the same narrative in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia

Whites claimed both black men were burglars. They weren’t.   The brutal beating of a black man in Iowa follows the same pattern of two other white men taking the law into their own hands and murdering Ahmaud Arbery, 25, in Georgia earlier this year because they suspected him of burglarizing homes in the neighborhood although police said none had[Read More…]