After a years long battle, Howard Morgan (pictured), a Chicago cop shot by White officers, was freed last week after outgoing Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn commuted the 40-year prison sentence, MSNBC reports. RELATED: Howard Morgan: Black Chicago Cop Shot 28 Times By White Officers Still Fighting For Justice “Right now I’m just concentrating on clearing my name,” […]

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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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Podcast: Download Visualize what Pres. Obama has said about the positive changes since he took office. Why didn’t Democrats launch a national ad campaign to paint the picture prior to the midterm elections? Should Dems have launched an “America Is Back” advertisement similar to the Chrysler spot in 2011? Would it have made a difference […]

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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 […]