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Pritzker directs state assets to Louisiana to assist in hurricane recovery efforts

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced Monday a 46-member Urban Search and Rescue Team, and the required mission equipment, will deploy to Louisiana to aid with water rescues caused by life threatening flash flooding and dangerous storm surges caused by ...

Senate Dems pass $3.5 trillion budget plan

Shortly after the U.S. Senate passed President Joe Biden’s most ambitious pieces of legislation, a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, Democrats acted again by pushing through an equally enterprising $3.5 trillion budget proposal. The bill would make childcare more accessible, ...

New legislation aims to revitalize America’s downtowns

Cities across the nation – already experiencing major transformations in restaurant seating policies and crowd limitations - may see even more changes in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses and organizations allow employees to work from home permanently ...

White House says $44B still available to avoid evictions

It's not currently known just how many Americans face eviction, but leaders in the House and Senate have urged the White House to act. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said she believes about 11 million families are affected.

Murder plot reveals a deadly mix: White supremacist and law enforcement

The FBI recently unearthed a deadly secret: top Ku Klux Klan members work in America’s prisons, holding unlimited power over inmates, including recent revelations in Florida where authorities thwarted a plot to kill a Black prisoner. “I have long asked ...

Federal funding coming for local projects

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) on Tuesday announced that the House Appropriations Subcommittees have advanced all 10 funding requests Congressman Foster submitted as part of the Member-designated Community Project Funding Program.

Historic Justice Department appointment

In recent years, many people of different races and ethnicities have fought against rollbacks to hard-won racial progress. From health disparities exposed in the COVID-19 pandemic, to voting rights, criminal justice, fair housing, and more, much of Black America has ...

African partnership becomes a path to Sierra Leone citizenship for Black people

thetimesweekly.com FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE - Dr. Paige of AfricanAncestry.com and Tourism Minister Madam Pratt Of Sierra Leone Sign Historic Citizenship Agreement AfricanAncestry.com, the Black-owned pioneers of genetic ancestry tracing for people of African descent announced an unprecedented partnership with the ...

The big lie as journalism: Murdock paper publishes “Book” lie on VP Harris

Dominion Voting Systems sued Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 billion based on over 50 statements by Giuliani made at hearings, on social media, his podcast and on Fox News — where Giuliani claimed Dominion Voting Systems “flipped” votes to facilitate President ...

Canadian company to open its first U.S. electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Joliet

In a move aligned with President Joe Biden's plan to increase clean energy, Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday joined elected officials and the Lion Electric Company — a Canadian based manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles — to ...

Children’s Defense Fund to open summer Freedom Schools

“Freedom Schools are not just culturally responsive, but we invest in young people – developing their sense of self-agency that they can make a difference in their home, their community and in the world,” expressed Dr. Starsky Wilson, the president ...

President Biden delivers his first address to a Joint Session of Congress

President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday night and laid out his proposed massive infrastructure plan designed to spur economic development and create millions of jobs.

Dems lose seats as result of Census results

U.S. 2020 Census results released Monday spelled some bad news for Democratic states nationwide, including Illinois. The push to get people to fill out census forms and get them in before the deadline apparently wasn’t enough to get job done ...

More than 50 years after MLK’s assassination, children of civil rights icon fight voter suppression

Bernice A. King joined the children of late civil rights champions the Rev. C.T. Vivian, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, in blasting voter suppression laws that have cropped up since the 2020 election.

Attorney Yusef Jackson joins Correctional Technology Company as Senior Advisor to help deal with high costs of prison phone calls

TriceEdneyWire.com - Attorney and entrepreneur Yusef Jackson is joining the executive team at Aventiv Technologies, according to a company announcement. Jackson is the son of Rainbow/PUSH founder Jesse Jackson and has been a longtime advocate for civil rights alongside his ...

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