Chicago mayor delares Fred Hampton Day

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Mayor Brandon Johnson declared August 30th Chairman Fred Hampton Day in the City of Chicago to honor the slain leader of the Chicago Chapter of the Black Panther Party. Chairman Fred Hampton’s commitment to racial and economic equality was the driving force that fueled his every action. Around 4:30 a.m. on December 4, 1969, plainclothes…

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Bill Pickney dies

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Bill Pickney, the first Black man to circumnavigate the Earth from pole to pole, died on Thursday in an Atlanta hospital. Mr. Pickney, who was raised on the South Side of Chicago, was 87.  Mr. Pickney boarded his 47-cutter prior to his 55th birthday and began sailing around the world in August 1990, departing from Boston…

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The jobless rate for Blacks drops

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By Frederick H. Lowe  The jobless rate for Blacks dropped, but not far enough to catch up with other ethnic groups. The August jobless rate for Black men fell to 5.0 percent compared to the seasonally adjusted average in August 2022 to 6.0 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate…

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Rosalind Brewer is out at Walgreens

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By Frederick H. Lowe Rosalind Brewer, the CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which owns Walgreens’ pharmaceutical Brewer chain, has been given the sack.  The company’s stock also dipped with Brewer’s departure. Her last day on the job was effective Friday, September 1. Brewer resigned after three years on the job as the result of a…

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