Category : Need to Know News

by Staff - 1 week ago

State action plan addresses opioid crisis

Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, several state agency officials, stakeholders, and advocates recently helped release the State of Illinois Opioid Action Plan. A coalition of state agencies has developed a strategic framework that outlines what Illinois n...

by Staff - 2 weeks ago

New Financial Center Identifies HBCUs To Impact Black Wealth

( Fisk University will be the first HBCU to participate in a new program offered by The Center for Financial Advancement designed to elevate African-American wealth. The program launches this semester at the Nashville university wi...

by Staff - 2 weeks ago

Upsets over; Time to move on

The kickoff to the 2017 season could not have gone better for Tennessee State and Howard. Both got their first wins ever over FBS teams in stunning fashion! TSU went into Atlanta and spoiled the opening of Georgia State’s new […] The post...

by Staff - 3 months ago

Paid sick time plan passes out of the Senate

An estimated 1.5 million Illinois workers would benefit from a plan that passed the Senate today guaranteeing paid sick time for every Illinois worker. The plan, contained in House Bill 2771, is sponsored by State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chi...

by Staff - 4 months ago

Walsh wants to end wage discrimination

State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., Joliet, is fighting to end wage discrimination by passing a package of measures requiring employers to pay the same wage to workers who have the same experience and do the same job.

by Staff - 4 months ago

Measures promoting Illinois and American jobs passes house

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Joliet, to help create local jobs by requiring the state to prioritize the purchase of products made in Illinois and the United States recently passed the House. “Taxpayer dollars should be goi...

by Staff - 4 months ago

Legislation passes protecting nurses, state workers

In response to the proposed layoffs of nurses in Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) facilities, state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, helped pass legislation that would prevent the department from reducing the number of medical and mental hea...

by Staff - 5 months ago

How to end construction union racism: Start a Black union

by Harry C. Alford It has been 45 years since my mentor, Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher, implemented the Philadelphia Plan. This was a federal program used to integrate unions. From the beginning, the construction trades resisted with violence and Jim Crow s...

by Staff - 5 months ago

Ain’t no statute of limitations on genocide!

by Shaka Shakur Article II of The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Dec. 9, 1948, states that “genocide” means any of the following acts, committed with intent to d...