CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES, an addition to WTTW’s flagship news series, presents trusted analysis and authentic conversation about the issues that matter to the Black community. Each week, CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES—in a half-hour program—will offer a mix of news and features on a wide range of topics including...

Referendum Discussion

The Gary Schools will be going LIVE on Facebook with a discussion around the referendum. Participants in the forum include Dr. Paige McNulty, GCSC Manager, Dr. Vernon Smith, State Representative, Gleneva Dunham, President of the Gary Teachers Union, Councilwoman, Linda Barnes-Caldwell, Pastor Dwight Gardner, and Julian Marsh, Executive Director...
The Together Now Fund has begun accepting applications for the second round of grants for Chicago businesses and non-profits. Businesses that continue to suffer from the impacts of COVID-19 are eligible to apply for operational grants of $4,000 each. Applications are available now at chicago.gov/togethernow and the application will remain open until...
New expiration date will be one year from current 2020 expiration date Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the expiration date for valid driver’s licenses held by Illinois drivers who are 75 years of age or older has been extended for a period of one year past the...
Pritzker extends moratorium as deadline expires Crusader Staff Report Two days before the state’s moratorium on evictions expired, Governor J.B. Pritzker extended the order for another month after concerns of a housing crisis during a pandemic were voiced by activists and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. The moratorium was scheduled to expire...
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., officials from the Kenosha, Wisconsin NAACP, the Urban League, Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), are holding an 11:30 a.m. press conference Thursday, August 27, 2020, at the Froedtert Kenosha Hospital, 6308 Eighth Ave., in Kenosha,...
Glamour's powerful September cover features six Black women who share their own experiences with discrimination and microaggressions By Kaitlyn Frey, People Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer, Uzo Aduba and Marsai Martin are getting candid about the discrimination Black women face over their hair. The stars teamed up to film a powerful PSA, "I'VE...
Faculty members from Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will offer a series of interdisciplinary lectures and discussions during the academic year of 2020-2021, about race relations and racism in America. Titled “Race, Racism, Anti Racism,” the fall 2020 portion of this series offers four lecture-discussion sessions led by PNW faculty members...
Ferocious storm levels portion of what’s left of historic Pilgrim Baptist Church in Bronzeville By Erick Johnson It stood tall and defiant as it waited for a future after a devastating fire more than a decade ago left the historic Pilgrim Baptist Church building in Bronzeville an empty shell with just...
As part of its work to create more opportunities for Black communities, the Indiana University Black Philanthropy Circle requested and received a proclamation from Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, officially designating August as Black Philanthropy Month in Indiana. Observed every August, Black Philanthropy Month is a global celebration and concerted campaign...