Month: December 2015

CCNM December 16, 2015

Submitted by Rashad Robinson, ColorOfChange.org <info@colorofchange.org> Today a Maryland jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict in the trial of William Porter–the first of six officers to stand trial for the killing of Freddie Gray–resulting in a mistrial.1 While William Porter was not exonerated, prosecutors must decide to try the case again in order for […]

CCNM December 16, 2015

Submitted by Democracy for America Robert Cruickshank, Senior Campaign Manager Photos from Scott Olson/Getty Images /Daily News New York Democracy for America, CREDO, SEIU Healthcare Illinois, and Black Lives Matter Chicago are just some of the groups that have called on Rahm Emanuel and Anita Alvarez to resign in the wake of numerous failures to clean […]

CCNM December 15, 2015

Our Mission The Illinois African American Family Commission develops, evaluates and advocates for public policies, plans, research and programs that will strengthen and preserve families, family economics, workforce participation, health status, safety, education and training, and quality of life for African Americans. Our Vision “The Illinois African American Family Commission is a catalyst that facilitates […]

CCNM December 15, 2015

Vandalia Many Black Inmates Few Black Officers Opened: 1921 *Operational Capacity: 1,700 Minimum Security Adult Male **Vandalia Correctional Center Population: 1,633 Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $19,854 (FY14) *As of 5/31/2015. Reflects bed space capacity analysis as outlined in the July 1, 2015 Quarterly Report to the Legislature. **As of 7/1/15 Beginning April 1, 2015, […]

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