The congresswoman has a bill to combat the disproportionately punitive discipline of Black and brown students in school. By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, Huffington Post Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) is set to introduce legislation on Thursday to tackle the problem of students of color, particularly Black girls, facing disproportionately punitive discipline in school. The...
By Tedarius Abrams, Sharon Joy Washington and Elae Hill Wednesday, July 10 marked the final print edition of the historic Chicago Defender. At some Walgreens stores in the city, customers stopped in just to buy the iconic newspaper for one last piece of nostalgia. The final print edition featured a picture...
Judge Richard Moore said the statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were protected under a state historic preservation law. By Dominique Mosbergen, Huffington Post A Virginia judge has blocked efforts by Charlottesville city leaders to remove the Confederate statue at the center of the deadly white supremacist...
By Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff Some say Marc Smith may have the most difficult job in state government. Smith is the acting director of the embattled Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. He has spent his entire career working in child welfare here in Illinois. In April, Smith was...
Russ Ewing the legendary television newsman who for decades built a stellar career that drew dozens of suspects to turn themselves in, has died. He was 95. Ewing died while in hospice care on Tuesday, June 24 at his home in Paw Paw, Michigan. Ewing started his career when there were...
The teen was represented by attorney Justin Moore, who fought tooth and nail for his freedom. By A. Woods, NewsOne A Texas teen named JaTyrone Hollis was kept in a jail cell and away from his family for two-and-a-half years after being wrongfully charged with capital murder. Hollis’ attorney, Justin A....
CBS 2 Chicago Just days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased their guidance regarding masks, Gov. JB Pritzker is updating the statewide mask mandate in Illinois, to lift the requirement for a face covering in most cases for people who have been fully vaccinated. “With public health...
By ABC7 Chicago Digital Team Two more states were added to Chicago's mandatory travel quarantine order Tuesday. Beginning Friday, anyone traveling to Chicago from Iowa or Oklahoma will have to self-quarantine for two weeks. Chicago health officials plan to reassess the list each week and add or remove states depending on...
By Mike Ewing, Tahman Bradley, WGN Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said 11 counties remain at the state’s “warning” level of coronavirus infections Monday, as the state rolls out a new campaign to encourage residents to wear masks and follow other health guidelines. Pritzker unveiled the new $5 million awareness campaign based...
Crusader Staff Report Spectacle Entertainment’s plans to build a $400 million Hard Rock Casino in Gary was unanimously approved by the City Council at a special meeting on Tuesday, August 27. By a 9-0 vote, the council approved a deal that would allow Spectacle to move the Majestic Star casino near...