Demand Made In Lawsuit Charging That Racism Underlies Trump’s Immigration Agenda Boston, MA (November 14, 2018) – In what is believed to be the first demand made in a pending federal lawsuit, Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) today issued subpoenas to MGM Holdings Inc. and Trump Productions, LLC, demanding that they immediately produce to...
By Jesse Jackson With majority control in the House of Representatives, Democrats have an enormous opportunity — and face a distinct peril. The opportunity is to lay out in hearings and in legislation a long-overdue change agenda for America. The peril is they’ll get caught responding to President Trump’s outrage a...
By Chinta Strausberg Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Saturday called for a massive demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia if Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a black, doesn’t get justice in the recount. Abrams is in a recount battle with former Secretary of State Brian Kemp whose lead continues to shrink. “In Georgia, you...
On October 27th, 2018 as part of its 3rd Annual Black Nurses Rock Convention, the “Shades of Blue” National Awards and Scholarship Banquet was held in San Antonio, TX, giving recognition to those individuals who demonstrated outstanding service to both their local communities and the Black Nurses Rock organization....
By Evelyn Holmes and Liz Nagy, abc7Chicago WLS Students, staff and parents held a march and rally Sunday afternoon after a series of racist and anti-Semitic incidents in Oak Park and River Forest High School. Participants said it's difficult since the three acts of hate this month. RELATED: Juvenile in custody after anti-Semetic image circulated at...
Annette Holt's appointment is the second high-ranking appointment of a Black official in a department that paid out $100 million in settlements for alleged discrimination in its hiring practices Crusader staff report Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Richard T. Ford II on Thursday, November 1, appointed the department’s first Black female deputy...
After years of filing requests to IPRA, Roosevelt Myles learned from the Crusader that the police review agency closed his last complaint and never told the wrongfully-convicted man that they won’t investigate a cop who helped put him behind bars by coercing confessions from the state's eyewitness By Erick Johnson In...
City Council Unanimously Approves Use Agreement Wednesday, the Chicago City Council voted 48-0 to approve agreements between the City of Chicago and the Obama Foundation related to the Obama Presidential Center and Museum, the last step in the City’s approval process related to the Center. The ordinance passed today includes a...
Four-Year Award Will Be Seed Funding for Building Renovation and Infrastructure Updates The Chicago Urban League has been awarded a $1 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthurFoundation to fund infrastructure improvements, including building and technology upgrades that will enable the organization to better meet the needs of its...
On Friday, November 2, 2018, the Katie Hall Educational Foundation, Inc., the Gary Public Library, and the Art, Culture, and History Committee of the Gary Common Council will sponsor the “Former U.S. Representative Katie Hall and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Law Signing at 35” program. The...