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New Video Shows Student’s Account of What Chicago Police Did to Her Was Exactly as Bad as She Said

Screenshot: Chicago Sun Times You can believe Chicago police, stalwarts of truth and integrity, or you can believe surveillance footage. But, in yet another incident involving a young black person, you cannot believe both. This time, surveillance video released last week from a Chicago high school contradicts earlier CPD statements that they were provoked to […]

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Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot Confirms Jussie Smollett’s Case ‘Doesn’t Rank as a Matter of Any Importance’

(L-R): Lori Lightfoot speaks at her election night party Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Chicago. ; Jussie Smollett speaks at the Children’s Defense Fund California’s 28th Annual Beat The Odds Awards on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Nam Y. Huh (AP), Gabriel Olsen (Getty Images) As we continue to follow along with the […]

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She’s the Mayor: Lori Lightfoot Becomes the 1st Black Woman and 1st Openly Gay Person Elected to Lead the City of Chicago

Chicago Mayor-elect Lori LightfootPhoto: Getty In a historic election that saw two black women competing to become mayor of the nation’s third-largest city, voters in Chicago Tuesday night chose Lori Lightfoot to become the first black woman and the first openly gay person to lead the city as its mayor.  Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor […]

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#BlackGirlMagic: A Black Woman’s Set to Make History Today By Being Elected Mayor of Chicago

Chicago mayoral hopefuls Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot at a March 2019 forum.Photo: Associated Press No matter which way the wind blows in Chicago today, voters will make history by electing a black woman mayor. Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor, and Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board, face off at the polls […]

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Two Black Women Candidates Head to Runoff in Chicago Mayoral Race

Lori Lightfoot, chair of the Chicago Police Board, addresses community leaders and members of the news media about the findings of the Police Accountability Task Force on April 13, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The task force found the Chicago Police Department was plagued by systematic racism and had lost the trust of the community.Photo: Scott […]

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