Day: March 2, 2020

Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles E. Freeman

Justice Charles E. Freeman, the first African American to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court and its first black chief justice died Monday, the Supreme Court of Illinois announced. Justice Freeman was 86 years old.   In 1990 an election was held in the First Judicial District to fill a vacancy left by Seymour Simon. Freeman, presiding judge of the Third[Read More…]

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Law to make lynching a federal crime passes the House

Similar legislation has passed the U.S. Senate   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation designating lynching, which was used by whites to murder and terrorize black men, women and children, a federal hate crime. The bill, (H.R. 6086), which was introduced by U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush of Chicago in 2018, passed the House[Read More…]

Flavor Flav is out of favor with Public Enemy

Flavor Flav always wore a big clock hanging from his neck when he performed with Public Enemy, but time has run out on that relationship because Flavor Fav is no longer in favor. Public Enemy fired Flavor Flav after he slammed Public Enemy’s agreement with Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign. The agreement called for the rap group to perform at Sanders’[Read More…]