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  • Skid row residents ask for independent probe of fatal police shooting

    Skid row residents ask for independent probe of fatal police shooting
    With allusions to Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, skid row activists called Thursday for an independent investigation and release of police body-camera footage in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed homeless man on skid row....
  • Service for Willie T. Barrow, Chicago civil rights icon, draws over 200

     Service for Willie T. Barrow, Chicago civil rights icon, draws over 200
    A gospel choir dressed in all black sang as more than 200 people gathered Thursday on the South Side to honor late civil rights leader the Rev. Willie T. Barrow. A visitation at the headquarters of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition invited many accolades for...
  • Peter Yarrow, visiting Northampton Community College, keeps giving peace a voice

    Peter Yarrow, visiting Northampton Community College, keeps giving peace a voice
    Achieving world peace would seem like an impossible task, but that does not stop Peter Yarrow. He has been an activist for many causes, work that went hand in hand with the role he is most known for — as a member of Peter, Paul and Mary, a group...
  • In Baltimore, Monarch students walk a path of civil rights history

    In Baltimore, Monarch students walk a path of civil rights history
    When eighth-graders at Monarch Academy crack open their textbooks to read about the lives of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Baltimore NAACP organizer Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson, they'll do so knowing they've sat in the same church pews and...
  • Reader of the Week: Karen Lewis

    Reader of the Week: Karen Lewis
    Who I am Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis from the South Side of Chicago. One unique thing about me My mother read to me every single night. I equated reading with love, imagination and a way to experience a completely different life....
  • Here & Now for March 19

    Here & Now for March 19
    Entertainment in Lake County including concerts, performances and more. Antioch Fundraiser: ALL (Antioch, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst) Exchange Club will hold its Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 at the Antioch VFW Hall, 75 North Ave....
  • Remembering Selma: Participants recall historic march 50 years later

    Remembering Selma: Participants recall historic march 50 years later
    They didn't know each other 50 years ago when they took separate road trips to Selma, Ala. For that matter, they still don't know each other even though they remain united by history — by each of their decisions to answer Martin Luther King Jr.'...
  • Black OU student understands the power in forgiveness

    Black OU student understands the power in forgiveness
    Turn on the news and you expect to see people of different races and politics denouncing each other. That's why what happened last week on “The Kelly File,” Megyn Kelly's Fox News program, was so remarkable. Following the expulsion of Parker...
  • Defending unions against the haters

    Defending unions against the haters
    Joining a union is the best investment a worker can make. Unions need defending, maybe more than ever, because of the attacks they face. The passage of a right-to-work law in Wisconsin and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal for union-free zones...
  • Gentrification won't restore Parramore's glory: New Voices

    Gentrification won't restore Parramore's glory: New Voices
    On a Saturday afternoon in October 2004, my father invited me to a service project in Parramore, the historical heart of Orlando's African-American community. A freshman at Winter Park High School, I was unfamiliar with the concept of community service,...
  • Coming Together: First-hand witnesses share pivotal experiences about race

    Coming Together: First-hand witnesses share pivotal experiences about race
    If anyone needed a reminder of the relevance of a sober examination of race relations in the United States, the national news of late has answered the call. From a police department in Ferguson, Mo. to a fraternity house at the University of Oklahoma,...