Sunday, July 3, 2022

Tag: racism

Anti-Semitic flyers found on University of Illinois-UC campus

Police are looking into how anti-Semitic flyers appeared on the University of Illinois-Urbana/Campaign campus this past weekend. In a letter to the campus, UI Chancellor...

2020 Traffic Stop Study Data shows Black drivers stopped more than white drivers

A study released by the Illinois Department of Transportation has found that Black drivers in Illinois are 2.7 times more likely to be stopped...

Pain of police killings ripples outward to traumatize Black people and communities across US

By Denise A. Herd, University of California, Berkeley It’s been one year since George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer set off the largest...

Family calls for Quincy bar owner lose license over attack on student

The family of Jazzpher Evans is calling for the owner of The Barn to lose his liquor license over an alleged attack a earlier...

Derek Chauvin convicted in murder of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis Police Department office Derek Chauvin was convicted of all three counts in the murder of George Floyd last summer. NPR reported that Chauvin...

Protest in Quincy on Thursday over alleged hate crime

A protest is planned for Thursday, April 8, after a 19-year-old Black college student was reportedly beaten by a white man over the weekend. Jazzpher...

Public art project to commemorate Chicago Race Riot receives grant funding

MACOMB — An effort to create a public art project, co-founded by a Western Illinois University history professor to commemorate the lives lost during the 1919 Chicago Race Riot, has received a grant from Illinois Humanities to further the project and related events.

Lambda Legal calls on court to halt ban on diversity trainings

SAN FRANCISCO — Lambda Legal urged a federal district court to halt the Trump administration's ban on federal contractors and grantees from conducting workplace diversity trainings.

Lambda Legal sues Trump administration over workplace diversity trainings

SAN FRANCISCO — Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on Monday challenging the Trump administration’s recent executive order that prohibits federal contractors and grantees from conducting workplace diversity trainings or engaging in grant-funded work that acknowledges racism and sexism.

HRC data finds Black LGBTQ people hit harder by COVID-19 economic impact

WASHINGTON — Last week, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) released data outlining the economic impact of COVID-19 on Black LGBTQ people.

Vigil For Black Trans Women & Femmes in Rockford

ROCKFORD — Rockford Youth Abolitionists are hosting a vigil for Black transgender women and femmes at Rockford's Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Silent march, candlelight vigil in Bloomington this weekend

BLOOMINGTON — A march and vigil will be held at Bloomington's Mcgraw Park this Saturday, June 18.

Black Lives Matter Pop-Up event in Chandler Park on Thursday

MACOMB — The Racial Justice Coalition of Democratic Women in McDonough County is hosting a Black Lives Matter Pop-Up event in Chandler Park on Thursday.

Klan flyers found in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — Ku Klux Klan flyers were found in a neighborhood on the south side of Bloomington this past weekend. Peoria NBC affiliate WEEK-TV reported that the Bloomington Police Department is canvassing the area.

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