Funny this topic been popping up of late…
The term “sundown town” is familiar to many African Americans.
These were towns across the United States where black Americans knew they weren’t welcome after dark.
A new ProPublica Illinois story examines the racist legacy of one such town in Illinois called Anna.
Below, a Q&A with ProPublica Illinois reporter Logan Jaffe. Continue reading
Go Ill or Go Home…Representing the Go-Ill wherever you go…
Chicago’s finest at work eh?
A box full of Polaroid photos of “nude and scantily clad women” was once found on the dashboard of a Chicago Police vehicle used by an officer who would later admit he paid young girls for sex before landing a 25-year prison sentence.
That’s according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday against the city of Chicago and William Whitley, a former Chicago Police Department veteran now serving time in a Texas prison after pleading guilty last year to sex trafficking of a minor. Continue reading
I personally didn’t know about this….
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) – The date was November 12, 1970, the time was very tense with racial issues raging throughout southern Illinois.
At the intersection of 401 North Washington and Evergreen in the early morning hours 43 years ago Tuesday, those tensions erupted in gunfire. Continue reading
It’s a reason gangs started in Chicago….
On Sunday, the highly-anticipated HBO series Watchmen set the internet ablaze with America’s shocked reactions to a little-known incident frequently called the Tulsa Race Riots. The bombing of Black Wall Street is common knowledge to a large percentage of black folks (we’ve written about it at least 20 times, including here, here and here), but apparently it’s news to a lot of people who prefer a whitewashed, sanitized version of American history. Continue reading
After all the hubbub about the Watchmen series premiere and it’s depiction of the Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre, I figured folks needed to know it and Rosewood were not isolated events….
Atlanta Race Riot (1906)
When the Civil War ended, African-Americans in Atlanta began entering the realm of politics, establishing businesses and gaining notoriety as a social class. Increasing tensions between Black wage-workers and the white elite began to grow and ill-feelings were further exacerbated when Blacks gained more civil rights, including the right to vote. Continue reading
This is ripe for BS and corruption….
Police are starting a pilot program with doorbell camera company Ring, which could aid in solving crime but which raises privacy fears. Continue reading