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Chicago Community organizer and Austin Chamber of Commerce Director Amara Enyia announced an African American ...
Op-Ed By Gery Chico, Chairman, Illinois State Board of Education Every child should have an ...
Governor Rauner attends in support of the Department CHICAGO, IL – Governor Bruce Rauner joined ...
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) – If they timed their Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Christmas/New Year’s Eve activities ...
5-year research project with Chicago Black high school students about police experiences, reveals surveillance, alienation, ...
A Book, by Descendants of African-American Civil War Soldier, David Carll, Chronicles his Battle on ...
(From New America Media) By Earl Ofari Hutchinson   President Obama made the right decision not to release ...
SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago 5th) and juvenile justice advocates ...
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan worked with local law enforcement to arrest a Lake County ...
The eighth day of the hunger strike for Dyett begins at Little Black ...

8th Ward Alderman Ignores Pill Hill Community Concerns and Proceeds to Let Low Income, Section 8 Senior Building Come Into Ward

The 8th Ward community overwhelmingly oppose the 7 Story, 1-2 Bedrooms low income Senior Housing facility proposed to be built in the 8th Ward near Pill Hill Homes, but the alderman is ignoring their wishes By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan As I observed the ...
8th Ward Alderman Ignores Pill Hill Community Concerns and Proceeds to Let Low Income, Section 8 Senior Building Come Into Ward

8th Ward Alderman Evades Yet Another Meeting with the Concerned Citizens of the 8th Ward About Proposed Low Income Senior Housing

By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan Once again, the alderman of the 8th ward had the opportunity to talk to residents immediately affected by the low-income senior housing she tried to sneak into the neighborhood, but she didn't show up. Why is the alderman ...
8th Ward Alderman Evades Yet Another Meeting with the Concerned Citizens of the 8th Ward About Proposed Low Income Senior Housing

8th Ward Residents Facing Mounting Challenges Head-On

Concerned Citizens Organization and 8th Ward residents are facing head-on challenges in the 8th Ward By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of ...
8th Ward Residents Facing Mounting Challenges Head-On

Why the 8th Ward Needs Linda Hudson as Alderman

By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan Smart people always know how to take the high road, not the low road. This is why it is important to not fight about things we don't want, but focus on what we need. Many complain and voice ...
Why the 8th Ward Needs Linda Hudson as Alderman

Two Men Framed by Cops for Rape, Imprisoned a Combined 42 years, Sue Hammond & Indiana State Police

Former Hammond Cop Michael Solan Previously Framed Another Man, & Jury Issued a $9 Million verdict against the City   CHICAGO, IL – Two Lake County, IN men, wrongfully imprisoned for a combined 42 years following a 1989 rape, filed suit today ...
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NAACP: “The Starbucks Situation Provides Dangerous Insight Regarding the Failure of Our Nation to Take Implicit Bias Seriously…”

NAACP statement on Starbucks and growing climate of racism and intolerance BALTIMORE, MD – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the disgraceful arrest of two African ...
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Spring Fun With Events For All Ages!

ABOUT    MEMBERS    EXPLORE    SUPPORT    CONTACT   It's (slowly) getting warmer out, and there are more cultural events and activities for the whole family to enjoy! From book talks and signings, to film screenings, to exhibits, music, and more, there's something for ...
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Beyonce Announces New Homecoming Scholars Award Program for Black College Studemts

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, has established the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for students attending Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University - all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Beyoncé ...
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NAACP: “The Starbucks Situation Provides Dangerous Insight Regarding the Failure of Our Nation to Take Implicit Bias Seriously…”

April - 18 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

NAACP statement on Starbucks and growing climate of racism and intolerance BALTIMORE, MD – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the disgraceful arrest of two African American men in a Philadelphia Starbucks.“The arrest of two Black men at a Philadelphia […]

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NYC, Unfair Shooting and Brutalization of Another Black Man

April - 18 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

The unfair shooting and brutalization of Oswald Jay Lewis Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — On August 26, 2014, U.S. Marshals and NYPD executed a late-night arrest in Queens, NY on a 24-year old warrant from Virgina. Inside the Queens apartment was Oswald Lewis, the individual named in the arrest warrant. After Lewis’ violent seizure by marshals he […]

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Two Men Framed by Cops for Rape, Imprisoned a Combined 42 years, Sue Hammond & Indiana State Police

April - 18 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

Former Hammond Cop Michael Solan Previously Framed Another Man, & Jury Issued a $9 Million verdict against the City   CHICAGO, IL – Two Lake County, IN men, wrongfully imprisoned for a combined 42 years following a 1989 rape, filed suit today against former officers from the Hammond Indiana Police Department and the Indiana State […]

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Jewish Chicagoans Hold Memorial Service to Tell Israel: “Stop Killing Protesters in Gaza”

April - 18 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

At Israeli gov’t’s “70th Anniversary of Israel” celebration, participants will say 70 years of ethnic cleansing, from expulsion of 800,000 in 1948 to protesters killed in Gaza last week, is nothing to celebrate Last week, Islam Hirzallah became the 32nd Palestinian protester to be killed by Israeli snipers in Gaza while participating in the historic, ongoing #GreatReturnMarch. On […]

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White Supremacist Responsible For Millions of African American Abortions

April - 18 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

Black Leaders Need to Acknowledge that Margaret Sangler, founder of Planned Parenthood, was a White supremacist and should be denoced By Rev. Clenard H. Childress, Jr. Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Aqunda Okeyo, who while serving as the Communications Chair for the March for Racial Justice, made an incendiary and thought-provoking observation when she boldly proclaimed, “If […]

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Speaker Madigan: “In the Past, Governor Rauner has Resorted to Severe Cuts Targeting Women, Children and the Elderly…”

April - 18 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

 Statement from Speaker Madigan SPRINGFIELD, IL – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Thursday, following a meeting between legislative leaders and the governor: “Today I advised the governor and the other leaders that we are already at work on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget with our colleagues across the aisle, just as we […]

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Beyonce Announces New Homecoming Scholars Award Program for Black College Studemts

April - 18 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, has established the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for students attending Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University – all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Beyoncé announced the program when she made history at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by becoming the […]

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State Senator Raoul Passes Reform of Workers’ Compensation Program

April - 18 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago 13th) passed legislation today that puts in place a series of reforms to the state’s workers’ compensation program. “We refuse to participate in a race to the bottom when it comes to workers’ compensation rights,” Raoul said. “We put in place a series of extremely successful […]

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s New Bare-Bones School Budget Fails to Restore Damaging Cuts

April - 18 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

  From: The Chicago Teachers Union “Mayor is again prioritizing paying bond holders who are laughing all the way to the banks they own – while continuing to harm our students by refusing to seek new revenue from those most able to pay,” say teachers.   Instead, Emanuel’s favored ‘student-based’ budgeting formula – SBB – […]

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Spring Fun With Events For All Ages!

April - 18 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

ABOUT    MEMBERS    EXPLORE    SUPPORT    CONTACT   It’s (slowly) getting warmer out, and there are more cultural events and activities for the whole family to enjoy! From book talks and signings, to film screenings, to exhibits, music, and more, there’s something for everyone on our website!  Below are just a few of the highlights: This […]

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