“It’s interesting that Facebook released this civil rights audit on the same day that the NAACP launched, #LogOutFacebook. It's also curious that just a weeks ago, it was reported that Facebook hired deeply partisan strategy firms to conduct 'opposition research' calling into question the notion that this company operates...

NAACP Leads #LogOutFacebook Protest, Returns Donation from Facebook in Response to Data Breaches Targeting People of Color   NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, will lead a digital protest, #LogOutFacebook today, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in response to the tech company’s history of data hacks which unfairly target its users...
Next week, a Cook County judge will decide whether to take away a court hearing that an appeals court granted Roosevelt Myles who waited 18 years for the hearing, but never got it By Erick Johnson In Courtroom 400 at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building, sits Judge Dennis Porter, who, for...
Mayoral candidate William “Bill” Daley recently joined Vietnam Veteran Host Cliff Kelley on the America’s Heroes Group broadcast to discuss current issues with veterans and an upcoming event his campaign is sponsoring. Daley is an attorney and the former White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama. In his...
Brown, who worked tirelessly to help Stacey Abrams become the nation’s first Black woman governor, talks about the divided woman’s vote Once again, white women voters in Georgia didn’t vote in their own best interests during the midterm election for governor. Instead, 76 percent of white women voted for Republican Secretary of...
Committee will support and advise Governor-elect on K-12 and higher education policy areas Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritz- ker has named Chicago State University President Zaldwaynaka (“Z”) Scott to the transition’s Educational Success Committee, introducing the committee earlier today at a press conference held at Genevieve Melody STEM Elementary School. The Committee...
The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes and it is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In the African American population, studies show that we are disproportionately affected by diabetes in comparison to the general population. The rates...
 By Karen Freeman-Wilson,  Mayor of Gary, Indiana On January 1, 2012, I fulfilled my childhood vision to become mayor of my hometown, Gary, Indiana.  I ran for mayor twice and lost, but it was my passion for my city and my belief that I could make a difference that invoked...
What happened to a meeting where two Black aldermen and several business and religious leaders never showed up? By Erick Johnson The doors were locked and the room was still empty at 9 a.m. On Saturday, November, 17, an invitation-only town hall meeting involving several Black aldermen was scheduled at Captain’s...
Some Black aldermen with ties to mayor face tough rematches Crusader Staff Report A record 11 Black candidates have filed to run in Chicago’s mayoral race, kicking off an intense campaign season where some Black aldermen with ties to outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel are fighting to keep their seats. The aldermen...