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Headstone Unveiled for First 1919 Chicago Race Massacre Victim, Eugene Williams

Headstone Unveiled for First 1919 Chicago Race Massacre...

A headstone was unveiled Saturday to honor and remember the 1919 Chicago race massacre...

An Old Idea for a Guaranteed Income Is Back in Style - A new proposal for a negative income tax could eliminate poverty in the United States.

An Old Idea for a Guaranteed Income Is Back in Style -...

In these heady days of progressive proposals for massive increases in the federal...

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The Hyde Park Summer Fest Returns.

The Hyde Park Summer Fest Returns.

Today, the Hyde Park Summer Fest, formerly known as “Hyde Park Brew Fest,” announced...

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Chicago to Honor Gospel Great, James Lott.

Chicago to Honor Gospel Great, James Lott.

Bishop Larry D. Trotter-Senior Pastor of the Sweet Holy Spirit Church of Chicago-...

Don't Just Send People Money During a Pandemic—Do It All the Time - The evidence is in: Sending out direct cash payments has been a full-blown success—and we can’t afford to stop.

Don't Just Send People Money During a Pandemic—Do It All...

It's become almost a cliché in the politics of Washington, D.C.: Every time someone...

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Mayor Lightfoot Announces Dr. Sybil Madison to Serve as Chief of Staff.

Mayor Lightfoot Announces Dr. Sybil Madison to Serve as...

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that the Deputy Mayor for Education and Human...

The AFL-CIO Releases Its Police Reform Report, But Doesn't Want to Talk About It - The long-awaited report affirms support for police unions, and rejects the idea of defunding the police.

The AFL-CIO Releases Its Police Reform Report, But Doesn't...

After a high profile launch and ten months of work, the AFL-CIO's release of its...

Hunter Biden Is the Unwitting Poster Boy for Our Sham Meritocracy - "Beautiful Things," a new memoir by the president's son, offers a revealing glimpse into the lives of America's ruling class.

Hunter Biden Is the Unwitting Poster Boy for Our Sham Meritocracy...

Hunter Biden wanted to be an artist, perhaps a writer or a musician. His older brother,...

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Vice President Kamala Harris Talks Vaccine Equity with the Chicago Defender.

Vice President Kamala Harris Talks Vaccine Equity with...

In an exclusive interview with Real Times Media/Chicago Defender, Vice President...

Inside the Covid-Induced Collapse of American Higher Education - SUNY Albany associate professor Aaron Major takes stock of the academic labor movement and its post-pandemic future.

Inside the Covid-Induced Collapse of American Higher Education...

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the world of higher education: forced campus re-openings...

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Harvey Residents and Community Leaders Call for a Halt of ISBE Title One Funding After Federal Audit Findings.

Harvey Residents and Community Leaders Call for a Halt...

(Harvey, Il) Dr. Kisha McCaskill- Community Activist and Candidate for Harvey School...

At a Major Education Company, Freelancers Must Now Pay a Fee In Order to Get Paid - McGraw Hill is clawing back 2.2% of every invoice, and a worker says it feels like "wage theft."

At a Major Education Company, Freelancers Must Now Pay...

Freelance workers everywhere are subjected to a wide variety of indignities and...

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Mayor Lightfoot Offers Support to Small, Minority- and Women-Owned Contractors.

Mayor Lightfoot Offers Support to Small, Minority- and...

In an effort to further support diverse businesses in Chicago, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot...

How the Filibuster Became the Biggest Threat to American Democracy - “Kill Switch” author Adam Jentleson traces the history of the Senate procedure and explains why Democrats preserve it at their peril.

How the Filibuster Became the Biggest Threat to American...

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) offered a ray of hope for President Joe Biden’s nascent...

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From Ferguson to Chicago: New Salvation Army Commanders Make Black History.

From Ferguson to Chicago: New Salvation Army Commanders...

In June 2007, new Salvation Army Chicago leaders, Lt. Colonels Lonneal and Patty...

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