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Rhymefest Leads Obama Library CBA Effort

By The Obama Library Community Benefits Agreement Coalition

Hundreds of community residents will gather at Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island, at 6 p.m. today for a meeting announcing a renewed push for a Community Benefits Agreement with the Obama Library that includes the City, the University of Chicago, and the Obama Foundation.

The Obama Library Community Benefit Agreement Coalition will announce a new push for a City Community Benefits Agreement Ordinance which would ensure benefits around jobs, housing, sustainability, transportation and education.

Che "Rhymefest" Smith, hip-artist and community activist, will keynote the event in support of a Community Benefits Agreement. The Coalition will also announce new ally organizations, which now number over a dozen.

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Posted on September 20, 2017
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Posted on July 4, 2017

Rhymefest Leads Obama Library CBA Effort

By The Obama Library Community Benefits Agreement Coalition
Despite his rhetoric of inclusion and transparency, Obama refuses to sign a community benefits agreement.

Posted on September 20, 2017

Regarding Equifax | Make Credit Freezes Free In Illinois

By The Illinois Public Interest Research Group
"There is no reason why consumers should be charged a fee to place a credit freeze on their sensitive personal information."

Posted on September 14, 2017

Why No Community Benefits Agreement For The Obama Library?

By The Obama Library South Side Community Benefits Agreement Coalition
Obama's rhetoric again conflicts with his actions.

Posted on September 13, 2017

Don't Ever Conflate Disaster Recovery With Education Reform

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
After Hurricane Katrina, many talked about New Orleans schools as a "clean sheet of paper." People bandied around phrases like "starting from scratch" and "wipe the slate clean" - anything that treated teachers, students and parents as if they were as easily erased as drawings on an Etch A Sketch.

Posted on September 19, 2017

Protect Rogers Park

By Gail Ablow/BillMoyers.com
When federal agents began cracking down on undocumented immigrants in his neighborhood, Gabe Gonzalez launched a rapid-response network of neighbors to block them.

Posted on September 12, 2017

The Undocumented Vs. Our "Best" Corporations

By The Patriotic Millionaires
Who pays more in taxes?

Posted on September 7, 2017

Wrongfully Convicted Man: Illinois Supreme Court Should Hear Civil Case

By The MacArthur Justice Center
Illinois ranks second among all states for wrongful convictions that resulted in exonerations.

Posted on September 10, 2017

If Corporations Paid Their Fair Share . . .

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
"We could have free higher education, universal healthcare, and decent infrastructure . . . or we could keep giving corporations tax breaks."

Posted on September 1, 2017

New York Times Slammed For Running 'Advertorial' By Notorious War Profiteer

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
Is Godzilla next?

Posted on August 31, 2017

I Was An Exxon-Funded Climate Scientist

By Katharine Hayhoe/The Conversation
From 1995 to 1997, Exxon provided partial financial support for my master's thesis.

Posted on August 30, 2017

In 'Huge Leap Forward,' Illinois Becomes 10th State With Automatic Voter Registration

By Andrea Germanos/Common Dreams
Only the second state where AVR need and got the support of GOP officials.

Posted on August 29, 2017

NIU Exemplifies Outrageous Golden Parachute Problem

By Jon Marcus/The Hechinger Report
Even presidents who leave their campuses awash in red ink walk away with big payouts.

Posted on August 28, 2017

How Noncompete Clauses Clash With U.S. Labor Laws

By Raymond Hogler/The Conversation
Lisa Madigan, Jimmy John's and prostituting your wife.

Posted on August 25, 2017

Another Advantage Of Being Rich In America: Grade Inflation

By Jon Marcus/The Hechinger Report
Escalating grade inflation at wealthy high schools is another blow to poor kids.

Posted on August 22, 2017

In Support of Eight Arrested for Toppling Statue, Hundreds Turn Themselves In

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
In an act of civil disobedience and solidarity, more than 200 citizens offered to turn themselves in for toppling a Confederate monument in Durham, North Carolina.

Posted on August 18, 2017

MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock Including Riot Fest Highlights.
TV - The Beachwood vs. Ken Burns.
POLITICS - Rhymefest vs. Obama.
SPORTS - Football Killed Zac Easter.

BOOKS - How Comics Captured Vietnam.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - 100-Year-Old Petrified Uniformities Of The Modern Art World vs. The Moral Grandeur Of Majestic Impressionism.


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