ABC7 News An Evanston group wants to suspend history lessons in schools until the lessons focus more on the contributions of minorities, and women. The group met Sunday at the Robert Crown Center to call on the state to stop its current history teaching practices. "The miseducation of our children must stop,"...
Crusader Staff Report The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 154 other civil rights organizations this week called on members of Congress to swiftly pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act, H.R. 4. The bill was recently reintroduced as the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, as well as...
On July 22, 2020, Democrat Frank Mrvan announced he has received the endorsement of the Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council to be the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s First Congressional District. The members of the Building Trades Council voted to endorse Mrvan during their weekly meeting. Frank Mrvan stated,...
Barr says local ‘Operation Legend’ efforts will be different than those in Portland By Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — State leaders on Wednesday gave tentative support to a Trump administration plan to send more than 200 federal agents to Chicago, although officials said they would also be on guard for...
What did America learn from the Kerner Report's study of the civil disorder from the 60s  Rev. Marvin Gaye Hunter, pastor of the Grace Memorial Church, 1457 So. Kenneth Avenue in Chicago, is hosting and chairing a panel and town hall discussion 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 15th, streaming live from his...
Chicago Democrat has held the 9th District seat since 2010 By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com State Rep. Arthur Turner, D-Chicago, announced his retirement from the Illinois House effective Friday, July 3. Turner, a deputy majority leader in the House, had served in the 9th District on the west side of Chicago since...
By Ariane de Vogue and Chandelis Duster, CNN The Supreme Court said Monday that states can punish members of the Electoral College who break a pledge to vote for a state's popular vote winner in presidential elections. The case comes as the election season is heating up, putting the Electoral...
By J. Coyden Palmer Let me make it crystal clear to the Mayor of the City of Chicago. The Black community does not trust you. They also don’t see you as one of us. Your actions during the civil unrest and lawbreaking that gripped our communities is borderline criminal. Your...
By Mark Schlinkmann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Councilwoman Ella Jones was elected mayor of Ferguson on Tuesday, becoming the first African American to lead the St. Louis suburb that became nationally known after a police officer killed a Black teen. Jones, who also will be the first woman to serve as...
The callous brutality of the murder of George Floyd by Officer Derek Chauvin and three fellow officers of the Minneapolis Police Department and the emotional and determined responses of Mr. Floyd’s fellow Minnesotans have once again forced our eyes as a nation, and the eyes of the world to...