Category Archives: Illinois

Democrats, beware: African-American voters might take a pass in 2018

Big bucks. Black folks. Donald Trump. Those are three takeaways Illinois Democrats should heed in the wake of the recent special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Three presumptions that money, African-American voters and the president of the United States can make or break a hotly contested race. No, Illinois doesn’t enjoy the red clay,… Read More »

Fair Is Fair: Give The Chicago 4 Probation

It has recently come to light that four young people in Chicago brutally assaulted a disabled young man. They filmed the entire incident on Facebook Live and broadcast it for all to see. He was reportedly kidnapped, forced to drink toilet water, and was beaten repeatedly. Brittany Covington, Tesfaye Cooper, and Jordan Hill are 18.… Read More »

Chicago torture video: 4 charged with hate crimes, kidnapping

Four suspects have been charged in connection with the attack on a special-needs teen that was streamed on Facebook Live. Jordan Hill, 18; Tesfaye Cooper; 18; Brittany Covington, 18; and Tanishia Covington, 24, have each been charged with a hate crime, felony aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Hill,… Read More »

Dozens of black politicians demand more investment in “endangered” neighborhoods

Dozens of African-American elected officials gathered Monday in Chicago to demand at least 10 percent of all city, county, state and federal funds be spent in about 10 “endangered” neighborhoods, including Austin. The united front comes just a few days after Austin Congressman Danny K. Davis’ 15-year-old grandson’s funeral. He was shot to death in… Read More »