Jelani Day

Today's "Front Page News" update includes the latest on vaccine approval for kids, an official cause of death for Jelani Day and those living conditions over at Howard University.

The LaSalle County Coroner's Office has officially declared that 25-year-old Illinois State University college student Jelani Day died as a result of drowning in the Illinois River where his remains were found on September 4.

Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and the Nu Epsilon chapter at Alabama A&M University, an HBCU where Jelani Day attended, launched a petition to demand the FBI investigate the Black man's suspicious death in Illinois.

Attorney Glennon Threatt talks the case of Jelani Day and why missing Black people don't get the same coverage as missing white people.

Jelani Day, a graduate student from Illinois who went missing nearly a month ago, was found dead earlier this month before being positively identified on Thursday. The lack of media attention to his disappearance stood in contrast to cause célèbre Gabby Petito.

Pointing out the disparity in coverage and treatment, also known as missing white woman syndrome, a term coined by journalism legend Gwen Ifil, doesn't mean that victims like Gabby Petito should not receive attention. But other people also deserve the same diligence.