Category Archives: Illinois

Chicago police sued in fatal shooting of black man last year

The fiancee of a 25-year-old black man who was fatally shot by Chicago police last year is suing the department and the two officers involved. Police say Joshua Beal’s death in 2016 occurred after an off-duty Chicago firefighter argued with motorists who were blocking a fire lane during a funeral procession. They say two officers,… Read More »

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 »