‘It’s the racial stuff’: Illinois prison banned, removed books on black history and empowerment from inmate education program — The Muslim Times

Officials at an Illinois prison suspended an educational program for inmates, launched two internal investigations and removed 200 books from a prison library because many had “racial” content or addressed issues like diversity and inclusion, according to records obtained by the Tribune. Danville Correctional Center officials also prohibited for use in the University of Illinois … Continue reading ‘It’s the racial stuff’: Illinois prison banned, removed books on black history and empowerment from inmate education program — The Muslim Times

Illinois Cop Shoots Unarmed Black 12-Year-Old in Bed With His Hands Up in Botched Raid, Then Blatantly Tries to Cover It Up — Atlanta Black Star

A gang of SWAT officers “terrorized” innocent children when they barged into a Chicago home during a predawn raid and shot an unarmed 12-year-old sitting in bed with his hands up, an Illinois mother’s lawsuit alleges. In a complaint filed Thursday, Crystal Worship claims nearly two dozen Country Club Hills and Richton Park SWAT officers burst into … Continue reading Illinois Cop Shoots Unarmed Black 12-Year-Old in Bed With His Hands Up in Botched Raid, Then Blatantly Tries to Cover It Up — Atlanta Black Star

Black Patient Arrested After Security Guard Accuses Him of Attempting to Steal IV and Sell It on eBay — The Root

A video of a black Freeport, Ill., patient being arrested while taking a walk outside a hospital has gone viral after he shared the incident on Facebook. The video shows Shaquille Dukes, 24, walking outside FHN Memorial Hospital on June 9, wearing a hospital gown and attached to an IV. According to Dukes, who had been hospitalized … Continue reading Black Patient Arrested After Security Guard Accuses Him of Attempting to Steal IV and Sell It on eBay — The Root

Recreational Marijuana Use Approved in Illinois, Criminal Records to Be Expunged — Atlanta Black Star

There are two reasons to rejoice over Illinois’ new marijuana legislation. Weed has been approved for recreational use, and the law is the first in the nation to contain sweeping expungement provisions from the onset. That sets the tone for major criminal justice reform needed by Black communities in the state disproportionately targeted by marijuana … Continue reading Recreational Marijuana Use Approved in Illinois, Criminal Records to Be Expunged — Atlanta Black Star

Teacher Resigns After Anti-Racism Activists Outed Him As An Alleged White Nationalist — Blavity Bulletin

A white Pekin, Illinois, teacher was forced to resign due allegations claiming he wrote racist and anti-semitic comments on a popular white nationalist website. Kevin Pummill was a social studies teacher at Pekin Community High School prior to his resignation April 23. According to the...Teacher Resigns After Anti-Racism Activists Outed Him As An Alleged White Nationalist … Continue reading Teacher Resigns After Anti-Racism Activists Outed Him As An Alleged White Nationalist — Blavity Bulletin