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SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Board of Education has announced the following ...
June 2013 Division of Public Information, Illinois State Board of Education   The Educator Certification System (ECS) will ...
Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago will meet tonight at 7 p.m. to form a ...
  Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Eureka Productions is pleased to announce the release of African-American Classics: Graphic ...
By Attorney Robert Clifford Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices We don’t absolutely know who shot down ...
  New Law Updates Accessibility Guidelines & Improves Ability for Businesses to Comply CHICAGO, IL  – Illinois ...
President Barack Obama's statement After 14 months since I’ve called on Congress to reward the hard ...
Organization efforts moving forward in South Carolina Draft Biden 2016’s executive ...
Chicago Bear Charles Tillman Partnered with Kings Lanes, Lounge, & Sports for Event Benefitting Children ...
SAVE Act Makes it Unlawful to Knowingly Advertise Sex with a Minor Justice for Victims ...

Team PETAL et al Creates Two Video Games During Global Game Jam’s Annual Event in North Carolina

Team PETAL et al. completed another Global Game Jam successfully during this year’s annual event in North Carolina PETAL et al’s team jammed the weekend (January 20 - 22, 2017) at the UNC Chapel Hill site in North Carolina. The team ...
Team PETAL et al Creates Two Video Games During Global Game Jam’s Annual Event in North Carolina

PETAL et al. and CopyLine Magazine Executives Inspire Percy Julian Students on Career Goals During Junior Achievement Event

[caption id="attachment_93265" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pictured above: Juanita Bratcher, Editor & Publisher, Copyline Magazine and Ashley L. Thompson, Operations Manager, Junior Achievement of Chicago[/caption] PETAL et al., in collaboration with CopyLine Magazine, was a guest presenter for Junior Achievement at Percy L. ...
PETAL et al. and CopyLine Magazine Executives Inspire Percy Julian Students on Career Goals During Junior Achievement Event

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

Incarcerated Prison Strike Leader’s Life Endangered by Hostile and Negligent Prison Officials

From: The Free Alabama Movement Harvest, AL - Aggressive actions and negligence over the past three months by Alabama prison officials have led to a rapid decline in the health of Kinetik Justice. Robert Earl Council, a.k.a. Kinetik Justice, is a leading ...
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Record Wisconsin Settlement for Police Shooting of Tony Robinson, Jr.

Unarmed Teenager Was Shot by a Madison Police Officer A news conference discussing the $3.35 million settlement, which exceeds by more than $1 million the previous record in Wisconsin for a police-officer shooting suit, was held yesterday. Tony Robinson, Jr. was 19 ...
23 February 2017 I Read the full story

Stars and Legends to Perform at 2017 Illinois State Fair

 First Round of Grandstand Headliners Announced for Springfield Fair SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hot off its 2016 record breaking Grandstand lineup, the Illinois State Fair is excited to announce five of the eleven headlining acts for the 2017 fair. Chase Rice will be ...
23 February 2017 I Read the full story

Settlement Agreement Finalized in Chicago Urban League, et al. v. Illinois State Board of Education

CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Chicago Urban League today finalized a settlement agreement in the matter of the Chicago Urban League, et al. v. Illinois State Board of Education, pending in the Circuit ...
23 February 2017 I Read the full story
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Record Wisconsin Settlement for Police Shooting of Tony Robinson, Jr.

February - 23 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Unarmed Teenager Was Shot by a Madison Police Officer A news conference discussing the $3.35 million settlement, which exceeds by more than $1 million the previous record in Wisconsin for a police-officer shooting suit, was held yesterday. Tony Robinson, Jr. was 19 years old and unarmed when he was shot seven times on March 6, […]

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Incarcerated Prison Strike Leader’s Life Endangered by Hostile and Negligent Prison Officials

February - 23 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

From: The Free Alabama Movement Harvest, AL – Aggressive actions and negligence over the past three months by Alabama prison officials have led to a rapid decline in the health of Kinetik Justice. Robert Earl Council, a.k.a. Kinetik Justice, is a leading prison organizer with the Free Alabama Movement. He was convicted of capital murder […]

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Speaker Madigan Appoints Task Force to Continue Work on Education Funding Reform

February - 23 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Speaker Michael J. Madigan is forming a bipartisan House task force to continue working on an equitable education funding formula and address questions a state commission recently left unanswered. “The question of how Illinois funds our public schools is one that affects every community in our state,” Madigan said. “As such, […]

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Revolutionary Communist Party Responds to Trump’s Threat to Bring Feds to Chicago

February - 23 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Letters to Editors From: The Revolutionary Communist Party Trump/Pence regime means a reign of TERROR on top of 400 years of hell for Black people! The Revolutionary Communist Party has a plan to STOP this!   The Trump-Pence regime has seized on the horror of young Black people killing each other to make Chicago ground […]

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NAACP Receives Major Posthumous Donation From Lifetime Supporters

February - 23 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

LOS ANGELES, CA — The NAACP released the following statement regarding a donation made by Warren and Oveta Gardner: The NAACP is honored and gratefully gives thanks to the memory of Mr. Warren Gardner and his devoted wife Oveta Gardner, who have given one of the largest ever single posthumous donations to the NAACP. In addition to being lifetime […]

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Congressman Rush Issues the “Laquan McDonald Camera Act of 2017” Which Restricts Federal Funds From Law Enforcement Agencies That Fail to Enforce Body Camera and Dash Cam Policies

February - 23 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

CHICAGO, IL –In an effort to bring more accountability to police departments across the country U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-IL01) has introduced H.R. 1213 “Laquan McDonald Camera Act of 2017”  which requires, as a condition on the receipt of federal funds, that states require law enforcement agencies to have in effect a policy regarding […]

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Real Men Charities Ushers in a New Generation of Leadership with New Executive Director and Expanded Board of Directors

February - 23 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

As part of an overarching mission to build on its legacy for decades to come, Real Men Charities, Inc.’s co-founders, Kofi and Yvette Moyo, have appointed 27-year-old Ayinde Cartman as Executive Director. An organizer and artist with extensive experience in revitalizing communities and schools, Cartman succeeds Ms. Moyo, who will remain as Associate Director. To […]

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Settlement Agreement Finalized in Chicago Urban League, et al. v. Illinois State Board of Education

February - 23 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Chicago Urban League today finalized a settlement agreement in the matter of the Chicago Urban League, et al. v. Illinois State Board of Education, pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The settlement agreement resolves this longstanding litigation by establishing how ISBE […]

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Countering Hate in Jefferson Park: A Vigil to Support Veteran and Disability Housing

February - 23 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

  CHICAGO, IL – Community residents and affordable housing advocates counter-demonstrate against a hate-motivated protest directed towards an affordable housing proposal that will primarily serve low-income veterans, people with disabilities and low-wage families.   The counter-demonstration will challenge and confront the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association’s and Northwest Side GOP’s hate-motivated campaign to stop this affordable […]

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Stars and Legends to Perform at 2017 Illinois State Fair

February - 23 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

 First Round of Grandstand Headliners Announced for Springfield Fair SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hot off its 2016 record breaking Grandstand lineup, the Illinois State Fair is excited to announce five of the eleven headlining acts for the 2017 fair. Chase Rice will be the headlining act on the Grandstand stage on Friday, August 11th.   Chase Rice […]

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