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...
State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D-CH) and Grammy Award Nominee Twista will continue their prison tour to Sheridan Correctional Center on Father’s Day Sunday, June 21, 2020 @ 10:30 a.m. to advocate for a multitude of reforms. Ford’s visit will be for staff support, delivery of crucial COVID-19...
The lawsuit concerns Governor Newsom’s authority to distribute mail ballots to all voters. The UCLA Voting Rights Project has filed a notice of motion to intervene as defendants in RNC v. Newsom to protect the ability of voters to receive a vote by mail ballot automatically during the COVID-19 crisis....
In Partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Expanding Lives, Mission Propelle, Monster Entertainment, Amber Danielle Photography, Skokie United, ADL Midwest Suburban Solidarity Network, Anti-Defamation League (ADL Midwest) Michael and Susie Lorge, Corporation Counsel, Skokie Village Board, Skokie Library Vero Design +Build LLC. (New partners signing on...
The Town Hall meeting can be viewed live on Facebook and Youtube (search for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition page. It will be streaming live)   Chicago, IL:  Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. is hosting a one-on-one virtual national elected/public official virtual town hall meeting with Massachusetts Democratic Senator and former presidential...
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...
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on the murder of George Floyd of Minneapolis, MN. George Floyd was an unarmed African American man who died in police custody after Minneapolis police officers forced him to the ground and one officer pinned his knee on George Floyd’s neck...
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...
CHICAGO – Leaders of the Chicago Federation of Labor released the following statement in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the ongoing protests in and around Chicago: “The labor movement must stand up and speak out against the injustices facing Black Americans today,” said Mack Julion,...