Kim Foxx, the Illinois State’s Attorney for Cook County, announced that her office is set to expunge thousands of misdemeanor cannabis convictions in the coming months.
A secret recording of South Bend, Ind., police making racist comments could become a focal point in a bid by Mayor Pete Buttigieg to win the Democratic nomination for next year’s White House race. The South Bend Common Council is pushing to have the tapes made public and an Indiana judge could rule soon on whether […]
Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld has announced he’s entering the White House race, making him the first Republican to go up against President Trump in the 2020 contest. While Trump wants to “Make America Great Again,” according to the campaign slogan that has come to be associated with the far right, Weld says “America […]
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, is raising funds for her reelection to a degree that outpaces many members of her delegation, the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting. According to a campaign finance report filed Monday by Omar’s staff with the Federal Election […]
Kwyn Townsend Riley is a BYP100 organizer and a queer, Black womxn from the Southside of Chicago who believes it's time for the residents of her hometown to look past Lori Lightfoot’s sexuality and focus on her politics instead.
Rep. Ilhan Omar says there’s been increased death threats against her since President Donald Trump tweeted out a 911 video infused with Omar’s image. –Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar blasts critics who slammed her for watered-down description of 911 attacks– “Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my […]