Category : Illinois

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

And the Oscar for Best Protest Goes To…

Awards show activism, then and now. "Actors have collectively and strategically used industry awards shows as bully pulpits to break through the corporate media narrative." Vanessa Redgrave Caused a stir in 1978 by using her Best Supporting Actress...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

Meet the Dallas Mavericks’ new Ceo

By Caroline Clarke, blackenterprise.com Cynthia Marshall, named interim CEO of the Dallas Mavericks in the wake of a scathing article exposing the basketball organization’s culture of sexual harassment against women, is about to give a whole new...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

Bill Cosby’s daughter Ensa dies at age 44

By Jessica Bennett, ebony.com The adage “blood is thicker than water” certainly applied to Bill Cosby and daughter Ensa, who publicly supported her father through sexual assault accusations and legal issues. Unfortunately, TMZ reports the 44-year-o...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

Cooperative Banking for Black Lives

For another, ABEP’s progress toward the creation of an African-American credit union, Village Trust Financial Cooperative. The idea was born in the wake of the police killings of Philando Castile in July 2016 and Jamar Clark in 2015, and the five Bla...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

More than a dozen businesses cut ties with the NRA

By Jackie Wattles, CNN  Before last week, membership in the National Rifle Association meant gaining access to a broad range of discounts. From special rates on auto insurance policies to cheaper flights when you booked through its website, the N...