Lift EVERY Voice

In 1939, sculptor Augusta Savage received a commission from the New York World’s Fair to create a piece she titled "Lift Every Voice and Sing." Viewing the statue, you cannot help but be awestruck by the incredible creativity, sheer effort, and numerous challenges Savage overcame to create this art piece. I offer for consideration that the very charge to "lift every voice and sing" is rife with those very same notions.

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Chicago Police Department Consent Decree: A History-Making Moment

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, history was made in Chicago. Never before has a court-enforced consent decree to reform a city's police department been filed without the support of the U.S. Department of Justice. Here in Chicago, with the final approval of Federal Court Judge Robert Dow, the first measure of this kind became a reality.

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(Young) America Votes

For more than 30 days before November's Election, numerous news outlets reported on the significance of a high millennial voter turnout. They did vote.  Consider where a significant amount of voter registration activity came from...and where it did not come from.

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Rev. Saeed Richardson
From Our Executive Director: Stay Woke

Rahm Emanuel shocked the city when he announced he would not be running for a third term. Many think it is time. Amid the largest round of school closings in Chicago’s history, record tax increases for Chicago residents to pay city pensions, record high days of gun violence, and the cover-up/debacle of the murder of Laquan McDonald that resulted in a federal investigation, many would argue that it has been time for Emanuel to leave for a while.

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From the EDRev. Robbie Craig