Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tag: Chicago

As Chicago reopens, we can’t forget our black youth

"Only when we share honest stories about our city and its young people will we uncover the realities that need to be addressed."

‘We need the largest voter turnout’: Sanders takes his campaign to...

“If we’re gonna beat Trump, we need the largest voter turnout in the nation and it looks like Grant Park today.”

“This is a win for our city”: Chicago teachers celebrate end...

After weeks of tense negotiations, the city agreed to reduce class sizes, increase salaries by 16% over the next five years and bring on hundreds more social workers, nurses and librarians.

“Now is the time for our demands to be heard”: Chicago...

"We don’t want to be out of our schools tomorrow but sometimes you have to take a hard step in order to get what’s right.”

Chicago teachers go out on strike again

In 2012 the Chicago Teachers Union woke up union members and educators across the country with a winning strike. Seven years later,...

Chicago police have a serious problem with pointing guns at children

Police in Chicago are using excessive force, leaving children and families traumatized.

’16 shots:’ Chicago Police killing of Laquan McDonald exposed a system...

The documentary “16 Shots” examines the 2014 murder of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald in Chicago and the attempt by the city’s police department to cover up the events.

Chicago elects mayor with new progressive vision for city

"Chicago elected a new mayor out of a desire for bold and progressive ideas, and a commitment to building a more fair, just, and equitable city."

The roots of police violence in Chicago: How cops have targeted...

"It’s been part of the culture, along with the code of silence, along with the systemic racism that is so prevalent in the Chicago Police Department."

‘This is just the beginning’ – Chicagoans fighting for police accountability...

"Today, Chicago has taken one small step in bringing justice to Laquan McDonald's family and our communities.”

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9 minutes, 29 seconds: Derek Chauvin trial opens with full video of George Floyd’s...

The death of Floyd, who was a 46-year-old Black man and father originally from Houston, Texas, sparked international protests calling for racial justice.

Total number of black Americans killed by the US police. Why Joe Biden may...

In clear words, he could be considered as a threat to minority voters.

Bowman, Sanders lead coalition demanding ‘desperately needed’ boost to SSI lifeline

“People with disabilities and older adults receiving SSI represent some of the most marginalized members of our society. History will not forgive us if we fail to address their needs.”

A third of U.S. billionaire wealth gains since 1990 have come during pandemic

U.S. billionaire pandemic profit balloons to $4.56 trillion, a 55 percent increase.