Chicago

Undocumented Residents Go On Hunger Strike for Fair Chance at Organ Transplant

Yesterday in the Chicago neighborhood of Little Village, fourteen undocumented patients in need of an organ transplant announced they were going on a hunger strike. The patients and loved ones of those in need of a transplant will strike until … Continued

Obama Administration Supports Monitor if ‘Stop & Frisk’ Struck Down

A few days ago the Obama Administration came out in support of a court appointed monitor in the event that stop and frisk is struck down. New York’s Stop and Frisk trial is nearly over and the city only awaits the … Continued

Nativism Watch

Gaffney & McCarthy to Speak on “The Real Civil Rights Issue” at Chicago Leadership Forum

On June 25, the Chicago Leadership Forum will host Frank Gaffney and Andrew McCarthy for a session titled, “The Real Civil Rights Issue of our Time.” David Horowitz was also originally scheduled to participate, but no longer will. McCarthy is a … Continued

White Nationalists and Anti-Racist Activists Clash in Chicago Suburb

Amid NATO Summit activities and protests this weekend, violence erupted Saturday afternoon in nearby Tinley Park when a white nationalist group tried to hold a public gathering at a restaurant. Reportedly, 15 to 30 local anti-racist activists got wind of … Continued

Economy

Hyatt Hotel Workers Fed Up, Ready to Protest

Thousands of workers are gearing up to protest Hyatt and its billionaire owners—Chicago’s own Pritzker family—on Thursday, July 22. Workers in Chicago, Honolulu, San Francisco, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey, Boston, Vancouver, Toronto, Miami, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, San Antonio, Santa Clara … Continued

Imagine 2050 at NCLR Annual Conference in Chicago

NCLR is bringing their annual conference to Chicago! The conference, representing the largest and most important gathering of the nation’s most influential individuals, organizations, institutions, and companies working with the Hispanic community will be held from July 25-28, 2009 at … Continued

Hundreds Stand United Against Arpaio

By Dan Weiss (Verbal Kent) On February 4th Sheriff Joe Arpaio paraded hundreds of immigrants into their own personal Tent City surrounded by electric fences. Campaign for a United America asked me to help put on an event in Phoenix … Continued

2016: Chicago’s Olympic Dream, Do They Deserve It?

In June of 2008, the International Olympic Committee (ICO) announced that Chicago was one of its 4 finalists to host the 2016 games. The US has not hosted an Olympics since 1996 in Atlanta and many are hoping for a … Continued

Culture

One Day in America: November 4th, 2008

I woke up around noon, nice and late, just as I like it. I stretched and cracked my neck, and then I remembered what day it was. I threw on my clothes and ran downstairs to the coffee shop below … Continued