NewsOne Now, Politics

Rev. James Meeks joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss why he and a group of Black pastors in Chicago backed Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner over Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn. Meeks told Martin on “NewsOne Now,” “The Democrats in 2012 passed $7 billion tax increase and didn’t include any money for education.” According […]

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A group of African American pastors in Chicago, fed up with Democrats in Illinois who did not do what they promised to do as it relates to education, decided to support Republican Bruce Rauner for governor of the sate. Former State Senator James Meeks lead the coalition of pastors in endorsing Rauner and some believe as a result […]

This morning it was brought to my attention that a Chicago mega-church pastor is launching an anti-gay marriage campaign. Apparently, Chicago doesn’t have more pressing matters to attend to, say rampant violence, growing economic disparities, and troubles within the public schools, resulting in a teachers’ strike not even a year ago. Nope, gotta stop the […]

CHICAGO — Illinois state Sen. James Meeks says the remaining black candidates for Chicago mayor should get together and agree on a single person to run.

(CHICAGO-Huffington Post) Reverend James Meeks, a Chicago reverend and candidate for mayor was discussing affirmative action on a Chicago radio station, and said that he believed “minority” contracts should go to African-Americans and not other minorities. The Huffington Post reports: “I think that the word ‘minority,’ from our standpoint, should mean African-American,” Meeks said, as […]