IDPH reports more testing, higher positivity rate By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday that the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed over the previous 24 hours topped 1,000 for the second straight day while the percentage of tests coming back positive also...
(CHICAGO) - Black Women's Expo (BWe) is partnering with Illinois Census 2020 and Counting on Chicago Coalition to present #WEMATTER On the Frontline: A Black Women's Agenda! Virtual Webinar Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (CST). This day-long virtual event will consist of five (5)...
North Carolina City Ordinance, One of the Most Speech-Restrictive in the Country, Effectively Bans Any Protest RALEIGH — The American Civil Liberties Union together with a coalition of civil rights groups today filed an emergency lawsuit against the city of Graham, North Carolina, seeking to immediately block a city ordinance...
Family, friends, dignitaries, elected officials and community leaders gathered today to remember the life of Rayshard Brooks at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. The 27-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by an Atlanta police officer on June 12th.  His death sparked national and international outrage. Brooks’ family selected Ebenezer Baptist Church...
By Ashley Banks The Black Underground Recycling Program was created in 2016 by Justin Blake, who is a South Side native, community activist, business owner, and great-grandson of a Garveyite. Blake is also the son of the late Reverend Jacob S. Blake, and he contacted other local organizations and businesses to...
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...
Olympia Fields, IL:  United States District Court Judge Thomas M. Durkin granted Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness, Inc.’s request for an Emergency Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the Village of Midlothian on May, 27, 2020. The TRO prohibits the Village of Midlothian from shutting down Aunt Martha’s Children’s Quarantine Center...
Guard To Help Chicago Police Department Manage Street Closures In response to a City of Chicago request, Governor JB Pritzker activated 375 Illinois National Guard soldiers for State Active Duty to assist the Chicago Police Department in protecting the City of Chicago and its residents. The Guard will carry out...
May 31, 2020 – (Chicago, IL) – With Chicago’s South and West sides neighborhoods under attack from armed bands who are looting stores and terrorizing people, Aldermen Anthony Beale (9th Ward), Brian Hopkins (2nd Ward) and Raymond Lopez (15th Ward) are calling upon Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker to...

ENHANCE YOUR STORYTELLING SKILLS!!! REGISTER TODAY for the FREE on-line 'Film Aesthetics Workshops'. Acclaimed filmmaker Pemon Rami and special guests, Rita Coburn, Robert Townsend and Joe 'Jody' Williams will lead Film Aesthetics Workshops on May 11th and May 13th 6:30-8:30pm. Topics will include cinematography, lighting, sound and editing. REGISTER...