The legislation was inspired by Gus “Jett” Hawkins, a 4-year-old Chicago boy who had to take out his braids because of a dress code violation.
Chicago’s overall population has not declined, but its Black population dropped to its lowest point in more than 60 years.
New census data shows that the city’s Black population, the only major racial group to decline in number, has fallen to a 60-year low.
No census has been perfect. COVID-19, Trump officials’ interference and the Census Bureau’s new privacy protections have raised concerns about the reliability of demographic data from the 2020 count.
Many have become homeless despite federally-funded programs, and 60,000 Illinois households are behind on rent and could face eviction.
The CDC’s new, more limited eviction moratorium may help it survive legal challenges. President Biden is pushing states to quickly distribute federal aid to the millions of renters who need it.
In a new report, activists say ICE systematically retaliates against them for their work, despite the agency’s denials. Advocates want the Biden administration to officially forbid the practice.
Could a natural gas pipeline project displace the last community of African American farmers in Illinois?
Education innovator says “hacking” the western education system is the only hope for transforming schools.
The For the People Act would protect against voter suppression and eliminate barriers to casting a ballot.