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LBQ girls overrepresented in child welfare and criminalization system

A new review of studies by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) girls, particularly girls of color, are overrepresented in foster care and the carceral system.

Theatre department premiering reimagined ‘Peter Pan’ centered on Indigenous identity

A modern-day adaptation of “Peter Pan” imagines Neverland as a refuge for marginalized people who are told there is no place for them in the world.

New Awakenings concert series reflects on civil rights issues, aims to provide healing and hope

A new concert series featuring two performances this spring will touch on themes of hope, reconciliation and healing.

Springfield cop accused of racist social media posts resigns before interview

Aaron Nichols, a Springfield Police Department officer accused of racist social media posts, resigned on Tuesday before meeting with investigators.

Lawsuit alleges mold, sewage at Illinois prison

A class action lawsuit filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleges incredibly poor conditions for about...

CDC: HIV disparities persist in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that some communities are still hit harder by HIV, despite progress in reducing transmission. In a...

Coalition opposes Chicago gang asset forfeiture ordinance

An alliance of faith-based and anti-violence community leaders have joined policy organizations and government agencies to call on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to drop her...

Starting next year, hair discrimination banned in Illinois schools

Starting Jan. 1, a law goes into effect banning hair discrimination in Illinois schools.

Report: Women make up 2/3 of Kentucky HIV arrests

The Williams Institute on Monday released a report saying that women made up two-thirds of all HIV-related arrests in Kentucky. Kentucky has two laws...

Report: Trans people more likely to face food insufficiency during COVID

During the pandemic, an estimated 25% of transgender adults in the U.S. reported not having enough to eat in the past week, compared to...

Sex apps for gay men join forces to fight online insults

David Tuller December 10, 2021 Editor’s note: This article contains references to racial and ethnic slurs.Corey Baker, a gay man in Columbus, Ohio, has seen many...

Rockford Black Lives Matter case moves to federal appeals court

A lawsuit over a lack of bond hearings for Black Lives Matter protestors will be heard this week by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court...

CDC says there’s still inequities in HIV prevention

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released on World AIDS Day said that new infections with Black and Latino men are...

Illinois working with Chicago State, Chicago Urban League on first statewide Black Business Survey

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) is working Chicago State University (CSU) and the Chicago Urban...

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