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 HBCUConnect.com has an up-to-date listing of tons of financial assistance opportunities on their web site   Columbus, ...
216 Illinois superintendents have signed the Future Ready District Pledge   PEORIA, IL – District ...
Community leaders share ways to stop sexual, domestic violence   CARBONDALE, IL – Two Statehouse champions for ...
Washington, D.C.  – National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, joined national leaders ...
From: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Analysis of the Department of Justice's Investigation ...
Awards Highlight Service to the Community SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) ...
    By Connie Evans Americas Wire Writers Group   WASHINGTON, D.C. -   After Noemi Prado devoted 29 ...
  Unveiling of Landmark Survey Kicks Off Two-Day Event   By Marc Morial President & CEO, National Urban League   In ...
  Robert Falls, Tanya Saracho and Sheldon Patinkin kick off the series on November 8 with ...
Chicago Children’s Theatre’s World Premiere R&B Musical, based on the book by Christopher Paul ...

CTU Blasts Mayor Emanuel for Fingerprint Disaster – and Exploiting Student Safety for Political Gain

Disastrous background check process has banned teachers who taught through the summer – as well as activist teachers arrested for protesting for more school funds CHICAGO,IL — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s political grandstanding has done nothing to protect public school students, and ...
CTU Blasts Mayor Emanuel for Fingerprint Disaster – and Exploiting Student Safety for Political Gain

Why Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Our Souls

ARETHA FRANKLIN: QUEEN OF OUR SOULS By Tolson Banner Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- In many ways the litany of songs Aretha Franklin (THE QUEEN) bestowed upon us mirrored more than love between a man and a woman, or the ...
Why Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Our Souls

Senator John McCain, A Soldiers’ Warrior

A Vietnam War Veteran & POW Battle with Brain Cancer comes to an end. By Raymond Christian <sirrcccapt@msn.com> In honor of a fallen officer and dedicated humanitarian. I must say that Senator John McCain will be missed. His training as a military officer, ...
Senator John McCain, A Soldiers’ Warrior

Will the Real Alderman Michelle Harris Step Down as Alderman of the 8th Ward

By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan The 8th Ward looks disgusting, and we can prove it. Don't believe it? Drive up and down its main streets. Ald. Michelle Harris is helping the area plunge down into a slum by allowing businesses to come in ...
Will the Real Alderman Michelle Harris Step Down as Alderman of the 8th Ward

NAACP: The Kavanaugh Nomination Must be Postponed

US Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve on the US Supreme Court and his views are now scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.The NAACP has a number of grave concerns about this nomination and about ...
NAACP: The Kavanaugh Nomination Must be Postponed

Senator John McCain, A Soldiers’ Warrior

A Vietnam War Veteran & POW Battle with Brain Cancer comes to an end. By Raymond Christian <sirrcccapt@msn.com> In honor of a fallen officer and dedicated humanitarian. I must say that Senator John McCain will be missed. His training as a military officer, ...
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CTU Blasts Mayor Emanuel for Fingerprint Disaster – and Exploiting Student Safety for Political Gain

Disastrous background check process has banned teachers who taught through the summer – as well as activist teachers arrested for protesting for more school funds CHICAGO,IL — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s political grandstanding has done nothing to protect public school students, and ...
31 August 2018 I Read the full story

Why Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Our Souls

ARETHA FRANKLIN: QUEEN OF OUR SOULS By Tolson Banner Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- In many ways the litany of songs Aretha Franklin (THE QUEEN) bestowed upon us mirrored more than love between a man and a woman, or the ...
31 August 2018 I Read the full story

Chicago Teachers Union on Abuse Report: CPS, Mayor, Have Failed Our Students – and Emanuel’s Control of Schools Must End

Schools must have democratic oversight from elected, representative school board – the path forward to provide transparency and accountability that protects students from harm, says union. CHICAGO, IL—The CPS released a report on system-wide failures to protect students from ...
20 August 2018 I Read the full story
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CTU Blasts Mayor Emanuel for Fingerprint Disaster – and Exploiting Student Safety for Political Gain

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

Disastrous background check process has banned teachers who taught through the summer – as well as activist teachers arrested for protesting for more school funds CHICAGO,IL — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s political grandstanding has done nothing to protect public school students, and instead has locked out committed, caring educators from their classrooms, charges the Chicago Teachers […]

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Why Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Our Souls

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

ARETHA FRANKLIN: QUEEN OF OUR SOULS By Tolson Banner Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — In many ways the litany of songs Aretha Franklin (THE QUEEN) bestowed upon us mirrored more than love between a man and a woman, or the lack thereof. I guess it could be said, the Queen of Soul crooned from the bowels of […]

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Senator John McCain, A Soldiers’ Warrior

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

A Vietnam War Veteran & POW Battle with Brain Cancer comes to an end. By Raymond Christian <sirrcccapt@msn.com> In honor of a fallen officer and dedicated humanitarian. I must say that Senator John McCain will be missed. His training as a military officer, his presence, knowledge and experience is not something that can be so easily […]

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Deans of the Wrongful Convictions Movement To Hold Court About Nation’s Most Prominent Cases

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

CHICAGO, IL – Some of the nation’s most prominent activist attorneys in the movement to expose wrongful convictions will discuss how police and prosecutors tipped the scales of justice in the case of North Carolina novelist Michael Peterson, whose trial was the subject of the recent Netflix hit series The Staircase, and in the cases […]

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New Raoul Law Expands Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

SPRINGFIELD, IL —  Legislation sponsored by State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago 13th) providing additional protections and rights for survivors of sexual assault or abuse was signed into law on Friday. The Survivors’ Bill of Rights fills in gaps in Illinois’ current laws and brings the state in line with federal guidelines. “A victim of sexual […]

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Mortgage Industry Leaves Millions of Prospective Home Buyers on the Table

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

  September conference aims to increase homeownership and financial capability By Hazel Trice Edney   (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The home mortgage industry across the U. S., now on “sound footing” since the crisis of 2007, is still leaving prospective homeowners behind, according to a recent Harvard University study. “By many metrics, the U.S. housing market in […]

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First Human West Nile Virus Death In Illinois For 2018

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in Illinois for 2018.  A LaSalle County resident over 65 years who became ill during the first part of August and tested positive for West Nile virus has died. “Although we’re moving toward the end of […]

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IDOT Reopening Lanes Where Possible for Labor Day

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the reopening of lanes where possible for the Labor Day holiday to minimize travel disruption. Non-emergency work will be suspended from 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, through 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, when construction will resume. The following work zones will remain in place during the […]

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Attorney General Madigan Launches Clergy Abuse Hotline

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

  CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan launched a Clergy Abuse Hotline for anyone in the state of Illinois to report allegations of sexual abuse by clergy members. Madigan urged Illinois residents to call her Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-888-414-7678 with any information on allegations of sexual assault and abuse. The hotline will […]

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Social Justice Sunday September 2; Pastors Asked to ‘Call the Nation to Its Conscience’

August - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

    Sunday, September 2nd, has been declared as “Social Justice Sunday” in Black Churches across the United States. “Social Justice Sunday” will serve as the kick-off to the “Call to Conscience – Forward to Action” event to be held September 5th and 6th in Washington DC. “Historically the Black Church has been the conscience […]

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