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Supreme Court

WHAT DID WE EXPECT?

As soon as the Supreme Court announced its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a decision that allowed states, not the federal government to legislate women’s bodily autonomy and right to choose, those who support abortion rights took it to the streets. They gathered with an enthusiasm fueled by outrage that a right …

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consumers

American consumers have quietly accepted a culture of incompetency

Some people accuse baby boomers of glorifying the past. Some insist that anyone born in the 50s or 60s is simply unwilling to step into the future and fully embrace inevitable and life-enhancing change and culture shift in this new millennium. There may be some truth in the rebuttal to “the good old days.” Pervasive …

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Juneteenth

AFTER JUNETEENTH – REPARATIONS NOW

Juneteenth, or June 19, 2022, was marked with fireworks and concerts, parades, and proclamations, a big difference from Juneteenth a year ago when President Biden signed the executive order making Juneteenth a federal holiday just two days before its actual occurrence. Last year’s hastily implemented plans were replaced by well-orchestrated programs this year. Last year’s …

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housing affordability

Record inflation shrinks housing affordability, worsens racial wealth gaps

Many consumers pay more for rent than others do for mortgages This summer, temperatures are not the only thing rising above normal. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the nation’s consumer price index (CPI) at the end of May was the largest since December 1981, more than 40 years ago. This key economic …

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ATTORNEY RICHARD BOYKIN

‘Enough is Enough!’ Preckwinkle’s Shameful Failure to Keep Cook County Safe

By Richard Boykin  Our children are literally dying in the streets; families are not getting justice. My No. 1 priority is to make sure that we have safe streets throughout Cook County. With less than a week remaining in the election cycle, the state of Cook County couldn’t be worse for President Toni Preckwinkle.  High …

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