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She's a 64-Year-Old Taxi Driver Drowning in Medallion Debt—And...

NEW YORK CITY—Outside the gated entrance to City Hall, a dozen yellow taxi drivers huddle under the canopy of a tent to take shelter...

Disgraced R&B Star, R. Kelly Convicted on All Counts

Jurors convicted, disgraced R&B Star, R. Kelly on all nine counts including sex trafficking, racketeering, sexual exploitation of...

Jennifer Abruzzo, the NLRB's General Counsel, Is Labor's...

Since being confirmed as the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer two months ago, Jennifer Abruzzo has wasted no time laying...

Mr. Sonny 09/08/2021

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Texas Is Just the Start: Other Republican States Are Plotting...

Republican lawmakers and governors in several states are planning or considering forced-birth legislation mirroring Senate Bill 8...

Chicago Defender Honors 2021 Men of Excellence

Each year, the Chicago Defender takes great pride in recognizing African American men in our community who inspire others through...

Workers of Color at Major Electric Bus Company Allege Widespread...

Current and former employees at New Flyer, a large manufacturer of electric buses that supplies public transit agencies across the...

Headstone Unveiled for First 1919 Chicago Race Massacre...

A headstone was unveiled Saturday to honor and remember the 1919 Chicago race massacre victim Eugene Williams at the historic Lincoln...

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

In these heady days of progressive proposals for massive increases in the federal budget, such as the Democrats’ recently announced...

The Hyde Park Summer Fest Returns.

Today, the Hyde Park Summer Fest, formerly known as “Hyde Park Brew Fest,” announced their festival’s new name and the upcoming dates...

Chicago to Honor Gospel Great, James Lott.

Bishop Larry D. Trotter-Senior Pastor of the Sweet Holy Spirit Church of Chicago- will be joined by 1000 Gospel Music Artists, Musicians,...

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 proposes expanding a social program or creating...

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

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that the Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services, Dr. Sybil Madison, will serve as Chief of...

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 report on police reform last week was noticeably...

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, Beau, encouraged him to become a singer-songwriter....

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