James C. Belt, Jr. DALLAS - Funeral service for Attorney James C. Belt, Jr., co-publisher of the Dallas Examiner, was held last Friday at St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, 5710 E R L Thornton Freeway, in Dallas, Texas. For close to 40 years, he has served the community as a...
SAM ADAMS expresses support for Cook County State’s Attorney candidate Donna More (left) at WVON this week. Cites her experience and independence Famed criminal defense attorney Sam Adam, Jr. recently endorsed Cook County State’s Attorney candidate Donna More, who has been both an assistant states attorney and an assistant U.S. attorney. In...
Karen Lewis While three years have passed since the last teacher’s strike in Chicago, many of the same issues remain. Some schools still do not have essential staff like a librarian or nurse, counselors are overworked, teachers have little autonomy in the classroom and the pressures from administrators to do...
Marcus Floyd and Officer Thomas Wortham IV A Cook County judge on Tuesday sentenced the third and final man convicted in the 2010 murder of a beloved off-duty Chicago police officer to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Marcus Floyd, 24, stood motionless as the sentence was announced...
MARIAN CATHOLIC HIGH School said they expelled four Black students because they failed drug tests , but attorneys and parents said those tests were flawed because hair samples from people of color skew test results. High school under fire for expelling Black students after questionable drug tests One plaintiff was an...
File photo shows a previous visit by Mayor Emanuel to Urban Prep Academy in the Bronzeville neighborhood, before the outrage of the Laquan McDonald incident. (Photo credit: Brooke Collins, City of Chicago) Either Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s own arrogance or his public relations staff’s ignorance put him in an embarrassing position...
Richard Boykin On Tuesday, emotional testimonies were heard by the Cook County Human Relations Committee as former detainees at Homan Square spoke about alleged human rights violations. The hearing took place at the Cook County Building in the Loop where chairman and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) renewed calls for...
CITY LEADERS FEAR an ordinance that would prohibit residents from wearing sagging pants will open the Gary to lawsuits. Gary officials cautious of legal problems of banning the controversial fashion style The city’s proposal to prohibit residents from wearing their pants below the waistline is up for redesign. On December 17, the...
CHASE BANK AND Wells Fargo Bank were recently the target of over 100 local protestors, who marched to the various branch locations in downtown Chicago. Community Organizations Rally, March and Take Creative Direct Action to Target a Shared Enemy: The Banks that Profit from Prisons, Gentrification and Climate Change One hundred...

Apology not Accepted

Photo by J. Coyden Palmer Protests continue as efforts to recall mayor begins As Mayor Rahm Emanuel was issuing an apology to the city inside the chambers of the City Council on December 9, hundreds of protestors jammed the hallways and streets around City Hall demanding the mayor resign. With the...