Kim Foxx, former chief of staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, believes that the criminal justice system in Cook County could use some shaking up. And the former Cabrini Green Housing Complex resident believes that she is the person to unseat current Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
Chicago Mayor Emanuel announced this week that the City’s Debt Relief Program has begun. The program, passed as part of the 2016 budget process, allows individuals and businesses who owe debt to the City to pay what they owe without additional costs.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) recently hosted an assembly of U.S. diplomats, development specialists and economic empowerment experts during a forum entitled “Going Far Together: Helping the African Diaspora Build Their American Dreams and Helping African Nations Realize Their Potential”.
University of Missouri (U of M) alum Jeffery Beckham, is following the events at his alma mater as closely as he can. He is not surprised by the protests over racial tensions and other issues there.
Ever since last week’s horrific shooting of Tyshawn Lee, a nine-year-old who was lured into an Auburn Gresham alley and murdered, those who donated to a Go Fund Me account that was set up to cover the funeral expenses for the boy, have been bashing his parents Karla Lee and Pierre Stokes, thanks to photos shared on social media of the two.
Chicago fast-food cooks and cashiers joined what was billed as the largest-ever strike to hit America’s fast-food industry this week. One year ahead of Election Day, “Fight for $15,” staged walkouts in a record 270 cities, including Chicago.
African-American golfer Charlie Sifford, who was often times referred to as the “Jackie Robinson of golf” for his groundbreaking legacy in the sport, will be inducted into the PGA (Professional Golf Association of America) Hall of Fame this week at a ceremony in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
The Chicago HBCU Hardwood Classic (CHHCS) called a press conference to expose Chicago’s youth to what HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) have to offer. The event was held at the Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center on the campus of Chicago State University, located at 9501 S. King Dr. Community members, clergy and local HBCU alumni attended.
New York and Los Angeles usually get the limelight when it comes to crediting the origin of Hip-Hop music. But two local music aficionados from Chicago beg to differ and want to set the record straight.
Last month, a group of Chicago Hip-Hop artists and producers launched a new anti-violence campaign, aimed to tell the stories of those who’ve been affected the most by the violence in the city.