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Chicago Residents to Leaders: Listen to the People

Chicago Residents to Leaders: Listen to the People

Election 2014 was just on Nov. 4, but working families, low-income individuals and grassroots activists in Chicago are not letting their ballots be the end of their democratic participation for the year. More than 800 people gathered on Nov. 11 to raise their collective voice so that political leaders will know, yet again, that neighborhood [...]
A Fatal Shooting in Wis. Again Points to Race in AmericaMILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a Black man shot 14 times by a White police officer in a Milwaukee park marks the spot where he died with red spray paint before starting a rally and marching through city streets. “Shame on you. People of color are people, too,” protesters chant while carrying signs declaring, [...]
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Death of Black Man in St. Louis Sparks Call for U.S. ReviewST. LOUIS (AP) — A state senator and other Black leaders on Thursday called for the Justice Department to investigate the fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old by a White St. Louis police officer, an incident that some protesters are likening to the death of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. St. Louis Police Chief Sam [...]
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Wisconsin to Enforce Voter ID Law in NovemberCHICAGO (AP) — In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law on Friday — just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the hotly debated law in time for the November election. In a brief order, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court [...]
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City of Ferguson Vows Change Following Brown’s DeathFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — City leaders in Ferguson, where the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black 18-year-old by a White police officer sparked days of sometimes violent protests, say they will establish a review board to help guide the police department and make other changes to fix the city’s relationship with its residents. The Ferguson [...]
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Chicago Parents Stand Up for Loved Ones – Their KidsFamilies in Chicago’s public schools have experienced trying times recently. Last year, about 13,000 students were displaced after school officials closed nearly 50 campuses and cut tens of millions of dollars in the face of a budget deficit. Last month, officials announced that the jobs of more than 1,100 employees of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) [...]
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Juneteenth, Immigrants and the Meaning of EmancipationJuneteenth – June 19, 1865 – is Emancipation Day. However, it is also only a reminder that Emancipation is still but a promise undelivered. The Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among [...]
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Arrested While Brown: Chicago Police Nab Two Latino MenSimilar to community outreach workers across the country in late March, Kevin Tapia and Felipe Hernandez lent their knuckles, shoe-leather skills and commitment to help others to an important task in Chicago. They knocked on doors to raise awareness about the Affordable Care Act, the most sweeping health law in decades. It was March 25. [...]
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Judge: Wisconsin Voter ID Law Violates U.S. ConstitutionMILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s voter identification law Tuesday, declaring that a requirement that voters show a state-issued photo ID at the polls imposes an unfair burden on poor and minority voters.  U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman sided with opponents of the law, who argued that low-income and minority voters aren’t [...]
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