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WATCH: Controversial Priest Demands That 'America Deal With Race' In The Wake Of Trayvon Martin's Death

Posted 03.26.2012 | Chicago

Chicagoans took to the streets and church pews over the weekend to express their outrage and sadness over the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. ...

Trayvon Martin's Death Hits Close To Home For Many Chicagoans

Posted 03.25.2012 | Chicago

The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida has sparked conversation and protest nationwide about the way young, black men are perceived -- and...

Chicagoans Plan 'We Are Trayvon Martin' Protest

Posted 03.22.2012 | Chicago

On Wednesday night, hundreds of people took to the streets of New York to protest the killing of an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic...

The Great Swindle: How to Stomach Knowing the Banks Are Stealing a Nation's Worth of Homes, One Home at a Time

Suzanne O'Keeffe | Posted 05.05.2012 | Money
Suzanne O'Keeffe

Even if you don't own a house or you're not staring down foreclosure at this minute, don't think you can skip safely past the graveyards of U-Hauls and lockboxes.

Occupy the Academy (#OTA)

James Peterson | Posted 01.05.2012 | Black Voices
James Peterson

Universities have had a tough year in terms of public relations. Over the course of 2011 there were multiple full-blown scandals. None can be cast as mere PR disasters; each of the aforementioned cases represents deep-rooted challenges that the University (or more to my point -- the Academy) must address on multiple fronts immediately.

Did They, Or Didn't They [Close The Port] ?

Alex Campbell | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Alex Campbell

Occupy movement protesters encountered police lines, heavy rains and cold temperatures at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. Monday, in a coordinated effort to halt intermodal commerce along the western seaboard of North America.

Occupy Our Homes Hits Chicago: 'People Need A Place To Live'

Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

The usually tent-dependent Occupy movement promises to move indoors Tuesday in a nationwide demonstration against aggressive foreclosures that in many...

'Occupy' Claims Victory After Rahm Cancels Planned UIC Lecture

Posted 12.02.2011 | Chicago

Occupy Chicago marked another tally in their "win" column after Mayor Rahm Emanuel canceled a planned appearance they had planned to protest on the Un...

Trymaine Lee

Occupy Detroit Confronts Racial Tension, Struggles To Define Movement's Future | Trymaine Lee | Posted 11.30.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- In recent years Grand Circus Park, despite the slow gentrification of downtown Detroit, has been most welcoming to hard-luck natives, laid-...

David Sands

Detroit Occupy Movement Makes Most Of Thanksgiving Season | David Sands | Posted 11.24.2011 | Detroit

Those involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement plan to spice up the Thanksgiving season in Detroit, with a series of actions focused around holid...

Janell Ross

Detroit Single Mom Coordinates National Effort To Occupy The Hood | Janell Ross | Posted 12.07.2011 | Detroit

On Monday, Ife Johari Uhuru lifted the hood of one of her shop's high-intensity hair dryers and asked her client to take a seat. As soon as the woman ...

Trymaine Lee

Occupy Harlem: 'Occupy Wall Street Is Not A White Thing' | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.31.2011 | Black Voices

The Occupy Wall Street movement went Uptown on Friday night, as more than 100 people filled the second-floor sanctuary at St. Philip's Church in Harle...

Trymaine Lee

Rapper Bun B Joins Occupy Houston: 'Don't Just Tweet About It. Be About It.' | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.14.2011 | Black Voices

First, hip hop mogul Russell Simmons joined the Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York City to rally against corporate greed and corruption. Then r...

Janell Ross

Occupy The Hood Aims To Draw People Of Color To Occupy Wall Street | Janell Ross | Posted 12.14.2011 | Black Voices

A flier distributed after Wednesday night's General Assembly meeting in Zuccotti Park read like a manifesto issued by the Black Panthers, the Young Lo...