An Asian food court stall in Illinois has gone viral on TikTok after an employee refused to serve two Black sisters because of his alleged encounter with another Black person earlier that day.
What happened: TikTok user @labellamonay shared the incident on Sunday, and the clip has been viewed more than 1.1 million times at the time of this writing.
‘Suraj’s name means rising sun’: Justice sought for queer man fatally shot while standing on Chicago porch
More than 100 people gathered on Thursday to honor the memory of a man fatally shot in Chicago’s Palmer Square neighborhood earlier this month.
What happened: Suraj Mahadeva, 26, was standing on a friend’s porch when he was shot in the head on Dec. 11. He was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to WGN TV.
Prosecutors are still reportedly clueless about the motives behind the seemingly callous murder of a 71-year-old Chinese man near an elementary school in Chicago’s Chinatown on Tuesday.
What happened: Prosecutors at the bond hearing on Thursday could only explain that “sometimes individuals just do evil things” as they tried to determine why Alphonso Joyner, 23, shot and killed Woom Sing Tse, according to Chicago Sun-Times.
An elderly 71-year-old man was killed from gunfire in Chicago’s Chinatown on Tuesday.
The incident: The shooting occurred in broad daylight at around 12:30 p.m. on the 200 block of West 23rd Place near John C. Haines Elementary School, according to WGN-TV.
If all goes according to plan, Chicago City Council members will introduce the first Asian-majority ward to the city on Dec. 1.
Discourse over minority redistricting: Chicago’s Black Caucus and Latino Caucus do not agree on the boundaries of the new redistricting maps but have agreed on the necessity of creating the first Asian-majority ward in Chicago.
An increase in anti-Black sentiment has reportedly been observed at the University of Chicago after the fatal shooting of a Chinese international student in early November.
Driving the news: Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng, 24, was fatally shot during a robbery in Hyde Park on Nov. 9. Three days later, Alton Spann, an 18-year-old Black man, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, as per CBS Chicago.