Examining The Year Of Racial Reckoning Since George Floyd's Death, And Work That Still Needs To Be DoneGeorge Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police a year ago Tuesday. It has been a year of racial reckoning since, as well as a year of reflection on what must change when it comes to communities of color.
President Biden Says Racism And Attacks On Asian-Americans Must Stop; Chicago's Asian-American Community Leaders Encouraged By RemarksIn his address to the nation about the coronavirus pandemic Thursday evening, President Joe Biden touched on a sensitive and discriminatory aspect of the pandemic – the acts of racism, and some acts of violence, against Asian-Americans.
Hammond Mayor Responds To Noose Found In Firehouse: 'That Doesn't Fly With Us At All'"Hammond is one of the most diverse cities in Indiana. Our fire department knows what kind of city we are, and what’s tolerated and what’s not."
Chicago Theater Group Confronts Racism Through Discussion Racism and social injustice don’t make for easy dialogue – but some artists believe the way to bring change to this country is to confront these difficult issues head-on.
Many Feel Storming Of U.S. Capitol Was Allowed To Happen, And It Highlights Double Standards When It Comes To RaceMany say the storming of the U.S. Capitol highlights the double standards that protesters of different races face in this country.
ONLY ON 2: Former Student Sues Minooka Community High School, Says Racism Is Blatant, Rampant, And Entrenched ThereRacial slurs, threats, anti-Semitic symbols – a former Minooka Community High School student says hate crimes are rampant in classrooms there.
Remembering Emmett Till 65 Years After His DeathThe organization Purpose Over Pain and members of Saint Sabina Church said 65 years after Till's death, Black men are still killed because of the color of their skin.
Blackhawks Ban Native American Headdresses At Home GamesThe team said earlier this month it will continue to use the Blackhawks name because it honors a Native American leader who has been an inspiration to generations.
City Council Honors Juneteenth With Hourlong Discussion Of Systemic RacismAld. Leslie Hairston (5th) said “it is time for this City Council to wake up and stop being dismissive” of progressive legislation, and urged aldermen to stop allowing progressive measures to get stuck in committee without a vote.
'Long Overdue': White NHL Players Find Their Voice On RacismTyler Seguin protested in Dallas, Zdeno Chara in Boston, while Patrice Bergeron, Tom Wilson and others made donations. Jonathan Toews met with activists in Chicago.
Young People Turned Out To Protest Systemic Racism After George Floyd's Death. Now, Will They Vote?“It will just be incredibly important to us to make sure we’re protesting now and voting later,” said Carolyn DeWitt, executive director of Rock the Vote.
Missouri Woman Asked Merriam-Webster To Update Its Definition Of Racism; Dictionary Will Make The Change"I was super happy because I really felt like that was a step in a good direction for a lot of positive change for a lot of different positive conversations that can really help change the world and helps change how people view things," Kennedy Mitchum said.
Michael Jordan Says 'This Is A Tipping Point' For Racism In Society"This is a tipping point. We need to make a stand. We've got to be better as a society regarding race," Jordan said.
Second City CEO Andrew Alexander Resigns Amid Racism AccusationsIn a letter posted on the Second City website, Andrew Alexander said he failed to create and "anti-racist environment."
Faith Leaders Protest Killing Of George Floyd, Want Others To March In Peace"We are asking African Americans to deal with the pandemic of COVID and the epidemic of racism and inequality."