By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com Illinois is one of the last states to apply and be approved for a federal program providing an additional $300 in unemployment assistance per week to qualifying residents. Governor JB Pritzker announced Monday, September 7, that he instructed the Illinois Department of Employment Security to submit...
By Jessica D'Onofrio and Stacey Baca, ABC7 News An $8,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the people who killed a retired Chicago Fire Department lieutenant Thursday afternoon. Lt. Dwain Williams, 65, was killed in a shooting during an attempted armed carjacking in the city's Morgan...
The card from OneUnited Bank shows the legendary abolitionist making a cross-armed gesture that clearly has multiple meanings. By David Moye, Huffington Post The nation’s largest Black-owned bank is honoring Harriet Tubman with a debit card, but many people on social media have their doubts. Some suggested it was more of...

Women Demand Respect

Following the third and final presidential debate, women and men spoke out against Trump and the GOP’s long-standing physical and legislative attacks on women. The voices of diverse and powerful workers, teachers, leaders, immigrants and activists resonated today at Wacker and Wabash with the resounding mantra, “Women Demand Respect.” “Americans...
By Silke Jasso, Rare A school district in Texas that “touts its excellence” has now been accused of racism. The school is embroiled in controversy about race, discrimination, and dreadlocks. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black Lives Matter Activist Ashton Woods stood beside Deandre Arnold and his family as...
By WLKY Digital Team Another petition for impeachment has been filed against a prominent Kentucky politician -- this time, it's for Attorney General Daniel Cameron. The petition was filed by three grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case, the ones who spoke out about the case and how it was handled...
By Giavonni Nickson In a ceremony filled with pomp and speeches, Jerome Prince was sworn in as Gary’s 21st mayor during an electrifying ceremony Monday at the Genesis Convention Center on December 30, ushering in a continued era of hope for a city that is slowly recovering from years of...
Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly
Who better to tell the inside story of the tragedy than one of its perpetrators? By Alanna Vagianos, HuffPost One of the cops who participated in the no-knock raid that resulted in Breonna Taylor’s death last year just got a book deal.  Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the three Louisville, Kentucky, police officers...
By Ellyn Santiago, Heavy On July 4, an African-American man filmed a white man who called police on him for allegedly trespassing outside a San Francisco apartment building. The man’s child begged him not to call police. Software engineer Wesley Michel said he was waiting for a friend when a man...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Eddie Johnson was named the permanent Chicago Police Superintendent on Wednesday, April 12. The move came after a blistering report about racial bias in the city’s police force. In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved Johnson, a 27-year veteran of the CPD. He grew up...