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2.57 Million Illinoisans Give $7.2 Billion in Service SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Serve ...
"Bayard Rustin was an unyielding activist for civil rights, dignity, and equality for all. ...
CHICAGO, IL — Attorney General Lisa Madigan urged distressed borrowers to call on her office to ...
  Dallas event to bring together technical professionals from across the U.S.    Alexandria, VA (BlackNews.com) -- The ...
Since late last year, the Administration has been aggressively working to combat Zika, a virus ...
    Springfield, IL ─ Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan applauded the Illinois Senate for passing a ...
EVANSTON, IL - The magical and musical world of The Snow Queen opens its ...
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month San Antonio, TX -- Every 9 ...
   2011 Community Impact Awards to recognize local Black Philanthropists   San Francisco, CA (BlackNews.com) -- Nonprofit, ...
CHICAGO, IL — On Friday, November 28, 2014, the United Nations Committee Against Torture (UN ...

Real Men Cook’s 2016 Father’s Day Celebration Expands to 27 to Forward Mission

Real Men Cook  -- Chicago's premiere urban Father's Day charity event - will depart from past years' formats by holding the much-anticipated event at 27 venues citywide/suburbanwide. These individual celebrations will be hosted by agencies and entities committed to the ...
Real Men Cook’s 2016 Father’s Day Celebration Expands to 27 to Forward Mission

$70,000 Awarded to Black Law Students in LA

The John M. Langston Bar Association ushered in Black History Month by honoring the nation's preeminent African American attorneys and awarding $70,000 in scholarships to law students 500 Attendees Filled The Beverly Hiltons Ballroom to Witness the Installation of ...
$70,000 Awarded to Black Law Students in LA

Comptroller Munger Meets With African American Advisory Board

Board discusses challenges facing small and minority-owned businesses CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger met with her African American Advisory Board at the James R. Thompson Center on Thursday and highlighted the importance of open communication between government and ...
Comptroller Munger Meets With African American Advisory Board

Producer/Film Maker Seeks Donations for Her Musical Film, Western In Noir, Scheduled for Release January 1, 2016

Western in Noir, a musical feature film with elements of diversity and social justice, was written by a 29-year old African American Writer/Musician who is fighting a battle with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. 1 Drop Rule Productions has launched a crowd ...
Producer/Film Maker Seeks Donations for Her Musical Film, Western In Noir, Scheduled for Release January 1, 2016

Jesse White Joins Various Religious Organizations to Show Support for National Donor Sabbath

Secretary of State Jesse White joined with Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faith leaders to show religious support for organ/tissue donation and recognize National Donor Sabbath, an interfaith campaign aimed at educating religious communities about organ donation. During the weekend ...
Jesse White Joins Various Religious Organizations to Show Support for National Donor Sabbath

Stimulate the Mind: Read A Good Book

Chicago, IL - This is the ideal time to stock up on books by Author & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. Bratcher has been an Award-Winning  Journalist and Publisher for 39 years.  These books also make great gifts for any occasions. All books ...
Stimulate the Mind: Read A Good Book

Rep. Jan Schakowsky Joined President Obama, Rep. John Lewis and Others in Selma, Alabama in Honor of the Voting Rights Act

Earlier this month, Rep. Jan Schakowsky joined President Obama, civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis, and many others in Selma, Alabama, to honor the Voting Rights Act and the brave individuals who fought and sacrificed to expand ...
Rep. Jan Schakowsky Joined President Obama, Rep. John Lewis and Others in Selma, Alabama in Honor of the Voting Rights Act

Jesse White Honors Illinois First Hispanic Federal Judge, Chicago Fire Commissioner and Others

Illinois Secretary of State  Jesse White hosted his office’s annual National Hispanic Heritage MonthCelebration on Wednesday,  October 8th at  the James R. Thompson Center,  highlighting the historiclegacies of Illinois’ first Hispanic federal judge Ruben Castillo and other distinguished leaders. Pictured with ...
Jesse White Honors Illinois First Hispanic Federal Judge, Chicago Fire Commissioner and Others

NAACP: The NAACP Resolutely Condemns President-Elect Trump’s Proposed Plans for a ‘Muslim Registry’

NAACP Statement on Proposed “Muslim Registry”   BALTIMORE, MD – The following is a statement from Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP:   Our nation’s history contains far too many horrific examples of the oppression and demonization of groups based on ...
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DuPage Democrats Support Standing Rock Sioux Against DAPL Oil Pipeline

By Dan Bailey   Wheaton IL – On Wednesday, November 16, the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of DuPage  overwhelmingly passed a resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux and their brave and principled stance against the Dakota Access Pipeline ...
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Morgan Freeman to Receive AARP Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award

  16TH Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards to Celebrate Freeman and Other Award Winners on February 6, 2017 in Los Angeles   WASHINGTON, D.C. - AARP announced that actor, producer and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will receive the 2016 Movies for Grownups ...
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Illinois’ First Competency-Based Learning Pilot Launches With Call for Applications

Pilot program will allow 12 innovative school districts to replace high school graduation course requirements with a competency-based learning system SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois’ Competency-Based High School Graduation Requirements Pilot Program, administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), launched ...
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DuPage Democrats Support Standing Rock Sioux Against DAPL Oil Pipeline

November - 28 - 2016 Reporter: Admin Respond

By Dan Bailey   Wheaton IL – On Wednesday, November 16, the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of DuPage  overwhelmingly passed a resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux and their brave and principled stance against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), in an effort to protect natural resources and the global climate from the […]

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NAACP: The NAACP Resolutely Condemns President-Elect Trump’s Proposed Plans for a ‘Muslim Registry’

November - 28 - 2016 Reporter: Admin Respond

NAACP Statement on Proposed “Muslim Registry”   BALTIMORE, MD – The following is a statement from Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP:   Our nation’s history contains far too many horrific examples of the oppression and demonization of groups based on religion, race, origin or political affiliation, and we refuse to sit […]

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Atlanta Teens’ Documentary on Ghana to Air on PBS Nationwide

November - 28 - 2016 Reporter: Admin Respond

A Queens Discovery is a Story of A Transformational Journey to Africa Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — A Queens Discovery follows a father and daughters mission trip to Africa. The film is told from the perspective of 16-year-old Nzinga Anasa Braswell as she and her father participate in an annual LEAP for Ghana mission in 2015. […]

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Building Contractor Company Executive Convicted of Theft from Labor Union, Unlawful Labor Payments, Fraud and Money Laundering

November - 28 - 2016 Reporter: Admin Respond

The owner and CEO of a Greenbelt, Maryland, building contracting company was convicted for stealing $1.7 million from Local 657 of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) and other related offenses. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Assistant Director in Charge Paul M. Abbate of the FBI’s […]

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Finally, the Coretta Scott King Story: ‘My Life, My Love, My Legacy’ is Shared With World Audience

November - 28 - 2016 Reporter: Admin Respond

  Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and twentieth-century American civil and human rights hero toward the end of her life commissioned Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds to write her memoir.  It will be released on January […]

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Chicago Metro Unemployment Rate Rises

November - 28 - 2016 Reporter: Admin Respond

  Manufacturing Loses Jobs in 12 of 14 Metro Areas CHICAGO, IL – Thirteen of (14) Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced decreases in their over-the-year unemployment rates and eight of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois […]

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New Chicago Muslim Healing & Organizing Collective to Support Communities Targeted by Mass Surveillance, Structural Violence and Culture of Anti-Muslimism

November - 28 - 2016 Reporter: Admin Respond

  Collective of Muslim-identified women, femmes, and non-binary people of color aims to build and strengthen their own spaces for healing and organizing. CHICAGO, IL – In the wake of the recent election results and the impact of this election cycle on Muslim communities, a new group, Chicago Muslim Healing & Organizing Collective, is forming […]

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Politics: Another Perspective by Wilmer J. Leon, III, Ph.D.

November - 28 - 2016 Reporter: Admin Respond

Politics Another Perspective: Analysis of Race, War, Ethics and the American Political Landscape in the Age of Obama, is a collection of Op Ed’s written by Wilmer J. Leon, III, Ph.D.  As a collection, these writings provide cutting edge analysis of the various issues that influenced the American geopolitical landscape since 2006 and insight into […]

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Madigan Releases Annual Holiday Safe Shopping Guide

November - 28 - 2016 Reporter: Admin Respond

    Attorney General’s Guide Details Dangerous Children’s Products of 2016     CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan released her annual Safe Shopping Guide highlighting hazardous toys, children’s products and household items that have been recalled over the past year to help Illinois families ensure a safe holiday shopping season.   Madigan’s […]

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Morgan Freeman to Receive AARP Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award

November - 28 - 2016 Reporter: Admin Respond

  16TH Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards to Celebrate Freeman and Other Award Winners on February 6, 2017 in Los Angeles   WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP announced that actor, producer and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will receive the 2016 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award.  The Movies for Grownups® multimedia franchise was established in 2002 […]

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