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South Bend, Indiana React To The Death Of Former Gov. Joe Kernan

Jul 29, 2020
(Provided by the Kernan family)

Joe Kernan, former South Bend mayor and 48th governor of Indiana died early Wednesday morning at the age of 74 after living with Alzheimer's disease.

Multiple prayer vigils and a march were held this weekend in South Bend after state investigators decided not to seek charges against a white cop who shot a black man last June. In the aftermath, community leaders and family members say they’re shocked and still left with questions.

South Bend organizations in workforce and education got a boost from the Office of Career Connection and Talent and the governor’s office on Friday. They were the fifth in Indiana to earn the title of “21st Century Talent Region.”

An event to show support for presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Wednesday night verged on chaos at moments as a handful of protesters disrupted speakers. The South Bend event was held for local African-American leaders to talk about their experiences with the candidate. 

Democratic party candidate James Mueller won the race to become the next mayor of South Bend on Tuesday night. With the majority of voting precincts reporting and Mueller clinching more than 60 percent of the votes, he entered Corby's Irish Pub to cheers, whistles and chants from his supporters.

More than 500 community members crowded into the Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ Sunday afternoon for Faith in Indiana’s Peacemaker Summit. The event was in response to the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan and the rise of gun violence in South Bend.

South Bend Abortion Clinic Wins Latest Fight In Court

Aug 23, 2019

A recently-opened South Bend clinic that performs abortions gets to stay open after a federal appeals court ruling issued Thursday.

Black Lives Matter activists occupied the sidewalk in front of the South Bend County-City building for 24 hours over the weekend. They continue to demand the firing of the police chief more than a month after the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan.

Hundreds of thousands of protestors flooded the streets of Puerto Rico’s capital Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello. Meanwhile, a group of passionate South Bend residents held a rally in solidarity with them. 

Black Lives Matter Groups Protest In South Bend

Jul 15, 2019

Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrated in South Bend over the weekend to talk about their experiences with police brutality. They also issued a list of eight demands directed at Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other city officials. 

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