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Independent financial experts will conduct comprehensive immediate review CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Governor Quinn announced that the ...
Houston to Shine at Celebrity-Filled Award Show This Upcoming Monday! The award show honors ...
Addressed Marriage Equality Crowd in Front of Supreme Court WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk ...
Domestic violence program expands to Quad Cities MOLINE, IL — Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon ...
Classrooms First could cut $1 billion in operation costs   SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Classrooms First Commission is ...
Attorney General Investigators Assisting Local Law Enforcement to Combat Repair-Related Scams SPRINGFIELD, IL – Following ...
New Book, One Nation, Calls On Left And Right To Toss Aside Unanimity of ...
  Over-the-year job growth remains behind national average   CHICAGO, IL–The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced ...
Portoluz and Preservation Chicago, will co-sponsor a special tour of the WPA murals at Lane Tech ...
The nation's largest HBCU rivalry between the Florida A&M University Rattlers and the Bethune-Cookman University ...

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

June - 4 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

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 iconic Green Mill as part of the new CJO Mondays at the Mill cocktail hour concert series. […]

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House Speaker Madigan on Bipartisan, Balanced Budget: Budget Holds the Line on Taxes and Spending

June - 4 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

SPRINGFIELD, IL – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Thursday after passing a bipartisan, balanced budget: “For the second time in as many years, House Democrats have worked alongside our Republican colleagues in the Legislature to pass a bipartisan, balanced budget. As House Democrats have said throughout the past four years, when we […]

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Asked to Pay by Gift Card? Don’t

June - 4 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

  By Jennifer Leach Assistant Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC   Has someone asked you to go get a gift card to pay for something? Lots of people have told us they’ve been asked to pay with gift cards – by a caller claiming to be with the IRS, or tech support, […]

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Memorial Day Has Special Meaning For African-Americans

June - 4 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

From: Marc Morial President & CEO, National Urban League History has not settled on the origins of the holiday we now celebrate as Memorial Day.   According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, roughly two dozen places claim to be the birthplace of the holiday. Yale historian David W. Blight places the origin […]

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Palestinians, American Jews, Others Protest Israeli Ambassador in Chicago to Send Message: “After Gaza, time for boycott”

June - 4 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

On the evening of Tuesday, June 5, a coalition of activists will protest Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer’s visit to Chicago. Three weeks after Israel’s massacre of unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, a growing number of legislators and many human rights organizations have roundly condemned the killings as “calculated” and “an abhorrent violation of international […]

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Black Athletes, Entertainers and the Black Community Love/Hate Relationship With the Plantation

May - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

By Terrance Amen Founder and CEO of 3Ufirst FPC Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — If Black people only knew their value, we wouldn’t have all the major problems we have today. What problems, unemployment or jobs that pay us less than our white counterparts for doing the same job, schools that treat our children different when it […]

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California Lawmakers Seek to Strengthen Police Use-of-Force Law…And More

May - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

Race & Justice News The Sentencing Project Reforms California Lawmakers Seek to Strengthen Police Use-of-Force Law In response to Sacramento police officers’ killing of Stephon Clark, California lawmakers Shirley Weber and Kevin McCarty introduced The Police Accountability and Community Protection Act (AB-931), reports The Nation. The legislation would tighten the guidelines regarding when officers can […]

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AFSCME Endorses Pritzker for Governor

May - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

AFSCME People Committee Endorses Pritzker for Governor   The AFSCME PEOPLE Committee voted unanimously to endorse J.B. Pritzker for governor and Juliana Stratton for lieutenant governor. The PEOPLE Committee, comprised of rank-and-file union members from every part of the state, met April 27 to follow up on a resolution unanimously adopted at AFSCME Council 31’s […]

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Mitchelville, South Carolina to Host Annual Juneteenth Celebration

May - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

Mitchelville is a City Rich With Black Heritage – Confirms Plans for the Annual Juneteenth Celebration   Mitchelville, SC (BlackNews.com) — Mitchelville Preservation Project has confirmed an expansive celebration of the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration presented by Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park on Hilton Head Island. The Celebration will reveal new interactive experiences that are significant to […]

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Rep. Flowers & Rep. Harper Working to End Childhood Hunger in Local Schools

May - 31 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

SPRINGFIELD, IL – With more than 13 million children nationwide living in food insecure homes, a measure supported by state Rep. Mary E. Flowers, D-Chicago, and state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, aims to end childhood hunger in schools throughout the state of Illinois. “Children are the innocent ones in these situations, so none of them […]

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