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Are high ranking African American elected officials going to allow the execution occur without a ...
Washington, DC -- The NAACP commends Verizon Communications for their recent decision to ...
Poll will take place in all 102 counties Springfield, IL - In front of hundreds of GOP ...
Washington, DC -- Today, the South Carolina House of Representatives voted 94-20 to remove ...
Since the true magnitude of the National Security Agency's intelligence programs was revealed ...
Madigan maintains Burge’s Felony Convictions forfeit his right to $3,000 monthly pension   Chicago, IL — Illinois ...
  Local technology director to discuss potential cost-savings of IlliniCloud   Normal, IL – Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon’s ...
Agency encourages youth creativity about how to protect environment SPRINGFIELD, IL – ...
Anne Kauffman directs Ensemble Members Alana Arenas and Kate Arrington with Chris Boykin and Cliff Chamberlain, ...
Wilson to meet with Garcia soon By Chinta Strausberg While he finished third in a ...

Black Filmmaker Expose: U.S. Government Destroyed Black Wall Street and Executed Black Leaders

Indie filmmaker, Brandi Webb, brings charges to indict the U.S government in her experimental documentary entitled "Betrayal of a Nation" New York, NY (BlackNews.com) - In an experimental documentary, indie filmmaker Brandi Webb has indicted the U.S. government on charges ...
Black Filmmaker Expose: U.S. Government Destroyed Black Wall Street and Executed Black Leaders

Years of Emanuel’s Promises – But Chronic Failure to Deliver on Early Childhood Programs

From: Chicago Teachers Union Number of children accessing pre-K has fallen by 18% since Emanuel took office – more than twice the rate of decline of student enrollment in CPS. CHICAGO, IL — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised today to guarantee early ...
Years of Emanuel’s Promises – But Chronic Failure to Deliver on Early Childhood Programs

Thurgood Marshall Almost Didn’t Become the First Black Supreme Court Justice… and 10 Other Things Most People Don’t Know About Him!

From: blackhistory.org   Thurgood Marshall, born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 2, 1908 was the first African American who became a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, but this almost didn't happen because his original plan was to study dentistry at Lincoln University. But ...
Thurgood Marshall Almost Didn’t Become the First Black Supreme Court Justice… and 10 Other Things Most People Don’t Know About Him!

Attorney General Madigan Applauds Passage of Legislation to Strengthen Employment Protections for Service Members

CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan  applauded Illinois lawmakers for passing legislation to clarify and strengthen laws to ensure that Illinois service members’ employment and rights are protected while they are fulfilling military requirements. Madigan initiated Senate Bill 3547, ...
Attorney General Madigan Applauds Passage of Legislation to Strengthen Employment Protections for Service Members

Chicago Jazz Orchestra Launches CJO Mondays at The Mill Happy Hour Jazz Series Every Monday in June and July at The Green Mill

Guest vocalists to include Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee, Paul Marinaro and more The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (including Jerry DiMuzio and other CJO saxophonists, top) will perform with Chicago's top vocalists every Monday in June and July at Chicago's ...
Chicago Jazz Orchestra Launches  CJO Mondays at The Mill Happy Hour Jazz Series Every Monday in June and July at The Green Mill

NAACP Committed to Countering Disenfranchisement of Voters in Wake of Husted Decision

BALTIMORE — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court Decision to uphold the Ohio Supplemental Voter “List Maintenance” Process:   “The NAACP is disappointed in today’s decision by ...
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Fatherless Daughters Network Helping Black Women and Others Worldwide to Find Hope, Help and Healing

Angela Patterson, founder of the Fatherless Daughters Network, and her new book Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The Fatherless Daughters Network is celebrating dads everywhere, especially since Father's Day is during the month of June. On this occasion ...
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Chicago to See Roles of Women and Girls in Detroit’s ’67 Rebellion

Members of the cast of AFTER/LIFE in their 2017 Detroit debut Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) -- A play chronicling the untold story of women and girls in the 1967 Detroit rebellion is making its way to Chicago ...
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CTU Responds to New CPS Background Check Policy

  CTU on new CPS background check policy   Members with due process rights are better empowered to protect students, says CTU Vice President.     CHICAGO, IL — The following statement can be attributed to Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey. "We support common sense ...
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Fatherless Daughters Network Helping Black Women and Others Worldwide to Find Hope, Help and Healing

June - 16 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

Angela Patterson, founder of the Fatherless Daughters Network, and her new book Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — The Fatherless Daughters Network is celebrating dads everywhere, especially since Father’s Day is during the month of June. On this occasion every year, children look for the perfect card and gift to give to that special man they call “father.” […]

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NAACP Committed to Countering Disenfranchisement of Voters in Wake of Husted Decision

June - 16 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

BALTIMORE — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court Decision to uphold the Ohio Supplemental Voter “List Maintenance” Process:   “The NAACP is disappointed in today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Ohio’s supplemental voter ‘list maintenance’ process, but […]

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Attorney General Madigan Reacts to Federal Administration’s Inhumane Immigration Policies

June - 16 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued the following statement in response to the federal administration’s recently announced immigration policies that separate families at the border and turn away survivors of domestic violence:   “It’s painful to think of anything more barbaric and unforgiving than tearing children away from their parents, especially when […]

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Coming This Sunday: A Sizzling Hot Father’s Day Event! Real Men Cook Father’s Day Celebration

June - 16 - 2018 Reporter: Juanita Bratcher Respond

WHAT:     REAL MEN COOK – The largest, longest-running and most anticipated urban-oriented Father’s Day celebration where “real men” from all walks of life serve up food to celebrate and uplift the family. The event, now in its 29th year, is sponsored by Real Men Charities, the benevolent arm of Real Men Cook. WHEN:     Father’s Day – Sunday […]

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Real Men Cook to Host Outdoors Celebration and The First Indoor Upscale Sitdown Dinner at Quarry

June - 16 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

Real Men Cook will continue its 29-year tradition of men cooking and serving their special dishes to the public in an outdoor setting.  This year’s celebration will be held at Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove, from 3-6 PM on Father’s Day, June 17.   However, for the first time in its history, the […]

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State Reps. Welch, Harmon Fight to Bring Greater Protections for Immigrants, Stand Up to Trump’s Extremism

June - 16 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

  SPRINGFIELD, IL – In an effort to fight back against Donald Trump’s hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, is partnering with Senate President Pro Tempore Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, to make Illinois a welcoming state to immigrants by enacting new safe zones. “People need to stick together in these tough times […]

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CTU Responds to New CPS Background Check Policy

June - 16 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

  CTU on new CPS background check policy   Members with due process rights are better empowered to protect students, says CTU Vice President.     CHICAGO, IL — The following statement can be attributed to Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey. “We support common sense changes to CPS’s policies, just as we support […]

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Chicago to See Roles of Women and Girls in Detroit’s ’67 Rebellion

June - 16 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

Members of the cast of AFTER/LIFE in their 2017 Detroit debut Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) — A play chronicling the untold story of women and girls in the 1967 Detroit rebellion is making its way to Chicago for special performances this month. AFTER/LIFE: In Honor of the City Rising from the Ashes debuted in Detroit last […]

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Bail Bonding Company Owner and Former Employee Admit to Tax Fraud

June - 16 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – William W. Seelbach, of Fort Meyers, Florida, and Jolynn Gilchrist, of Wheeling, West Virginia, have admitted to tax fraud, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Seelbach, age 68, owner of W&S Bail Bonding, doing business as A Bail Bonding by ABC of Wheeling, West Virginia, pled guilty to  one count of […]

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Basham, Madigan to Bolster Human Resource Staffing as Part of Ongoing Effort to Change the Capitol Culture

June - 16 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

SPRINGFIELD, IL – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and new chief of staff Jessica Basham announced they will begin conducting a thorough search to hire a human resources director and an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action officer to promote a fair, equitable, and unbiased work environment for the 200 employees of the Speaker’s office and advise supervisors […]

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