Illinois Woman Faces Hate Crime Charges Following Unprovoked Attack of Black Woman Exiting Banquet Hall — Atlanta Black Star

An Illinois woman found herself in police custody last week after physically attacking a Black woman outside a crowded banquet hall and yelling racial slurs, authorities said. 378 more wordsIllinois Woman Faces Hate Crime Charges Following Unprovoked Attack of Black Woman Exiting Banquet Hall — Atlanta Black Star The good thing is it appears that someone … Continue reading Illinois Woman Faces Hate Crime Charges Following Unprovoked Attack of Black Woman Exiting Banquet Hall — Atlanta Black Star

US city to pay reparations to African-American community with tax on marijuana sales — Nappy Newz

A city in Illinois has announced it will create a reparations fund for its African American community through a new tax on marijuana sales. Recreational use of the drug will become legal in the state from January and officials in Evanston, which is 12 miles north of Chicago, have voted to approve a 3 per […]US … Continue reading US city to pay reparations to African-American community with tax on marijuana sales — Nappy Newz

Illinois Woman Convicted of Murder After Abusing Her Black Stepdaughter, 8, to Death — Atlanta Black Star

An Illinois woman is facing life in prison after being convicted in the death of her 8-year-old stepdaughter, Bloomington station WGLT reported. Cynthia Baker was found guilty of murder on Nov. 733 more wordsIllinois Woman Convicted of Murder After Abusing Her Black Stepdaughter, 8, to Death — Atlanta Black Star Nasty, sick witch.

‘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