She is the first Black woman and LGBT person to be mayor of Chicago.

Either Lori Lightfoot or Toni Preckwinkle will be mayor of Chicago.

Far too often anger is reserved for locking Black people up and never for saving Black lives.

Footage uploaded to Twitter shows the students chanting “16 shots and a cover up!” and “Hey hey, ho ho, Rahm Emanuel’s got to go!”

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that he wants Chicago public high school students to produce acceptance letter from colleges, a branch of the armed forces or a trade program as a requirement for graduation.

The modern-day surveillance was an extension of a previous plan; according to the Sun-Times, the police department has been monitoring the actions of Black liberation groups since Michael Brown -- an unarmed Black teenager -- was fatally shot by White police officer Darren Wilson.

Over the weekend alone, seven people were killed while 30 were wounded.

The 2012 video released Monday evening shows police using a Taser on Philip Coleman, 38, who later died. The footage comes in the wake of protests that erupted in the city after both the Laquan McDonald and Ronald Johnson videos were released in the past month.

Chicago Public Schools Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned from office amid a federal investigation into a $20.5 million no-bid contract to one of her former employers, according to The Chicago Tribune. Byrd-Bennett, who has not been accused of wrongdoing, announced the leave via a statement on Friday; it went into effect Monday. She did not […]


In a hard-fought runoff election, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was returned to office for a second term, despite concerns over gang violence that spiked during his first tenure and a tense relationship with labor unions. Emanuel, former chief of staff for President Obama and Illinois congressman, defeated Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with 55.7 percent […]

Cross Post Now, Nation, Politics

When President Barack Obama travels to Chicago on Feb. 19 to name the Pullman area on the city’s Far South Side a national monument, the event will be steeped in historical meaning for the once-thriving Black community, according to the Chicago Tribune. SEE ALSO: Winning! Fox’s “Empire” Smashes 23-Year Ratings Record Chicago’s Pullman District community, 13 miles […]

Crime, Cross Post Now, Nation

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Chicago leaders this week unveiled a “road map” to combat violence. SEE ALSO:John Crawford’s Family Sues City, Police, Walmart In Fatal Shooting The report and recommendations, released Tuesday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Commission for a Safer Chicago, are aimed at tackling youth violence in the city. It came just […]