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Earnell Lucas defeats Richard Schmidt in Milwaukee County sheriff’s race

Voces de la Frontera, a local immigrant rights advocacy group, supported Lucas in the race and recently clashed with Schmidt on such controversial issues as jail deaths under former Clarke,  while Schmidt was second in command though not the top jail administrator, and enforcement of federal immigration laws. Voces representatives last week said Schmidt bears responsibility for deaths Read more…


Protesters block Loop traffic demanding rent control, elected school board

Chicago Teachers Union joined forces with representatives from: Good Kids, Mad City and the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Action Now; the Pilsen Alliance. “Schools are being closed. … We’re being pushed out of our homes. Ten thousand Latino families pushed out of Pilsen. Twenty thousand families pushed out of Logan Square. You’ve got 250,000 black Read more…




Black Teens Have Been Fighting for Gun Reform for Years

Charlene Carruthers, the national director at Black Youth Project 100, an activist organization focused on “creating justice and freedom for all Black people,” tweeted, “Gosh. This is amazing. And I’m not being sarcastic. I have to be honest and say that I’m a bit taken aback (and a bit hurt) that those of us who Read more…