|Posted on February 18, 2017 at 2:20 AM||comments (0)|
EAST CHICAGO — Gov. Eric Holcomb’s visit Friday was filled with optimism and promises of more aid for residents living in the lead- and arsenic-contaminated USS Lead Superfund site and a cash-strapped city grappling with crisis.
"We will bring all there is at our disposal ... I feel like when we come out of this on the other end and get this right, we will be in a better place," Holcomb said Friday at a roundtable with state legislators, East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland,...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 4, 2017 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
NAACP Stages Sit-In To Protest Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions
“The NAACP has chosen not to remain silent on this critical matter.”
Several NAACP leaders including president Cornell William Brooks were arrested Tuesday evening after one day of protest, according to the organization.
Sessions in Mobile, Alabama to speak out against his nomination by President-elect Donald Trump for attorney general.
Several leaders of the c...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 23, 2016 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
East Chicago residents demand City Hall answers Garland, a .
A group of residents and local activist groups delivered a list of demands to Mayor Anthony Copeland's office Friday afternoon. The mayor did not meet with the group and instead will meet with them Wednesday.
The residents said their health and well being was not a priority for the city and have scarcely heard from city officials. Copeland has lacked visibility in the community since an August ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 4, 2016 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
Civil Rights Deal Give East Chicago Residents More Time To Move
Families living at the lead- and arsenic- contaminated West Calumet Housing Complex will have more time to move and no longer have to pay rent under a civil rights settlement reached this week between the East Chicago Housing Authority and a Chicago-based fair housing organization.
The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law first filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Deve...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 29, 2016 at 2:50 AM||comments (0)|
Eric Holcomb under fire after declining interview with black newspaper
The Indianapolis Recorder published a column Friday taking the Republican candidate for governor to task for declining interview requests over a period of two weeks ahead of the 11,000-circulation newspaper's special Nov. 3 political issue.
Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/2eW46qg
|Posted on September 28, 2016 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
Official: East Chicago polling place will be moving due to lead
Reaching voters in the process of relocating from the lead-contaminated West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago to inform them of their voting rights is proving more difficult than expected, a county election official said. Michelle Fajman, director of Lake County's Board of Elections and Voter Registration, said election board staff is searching for a new polling site for East Chicago 14, which includes ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 18, 2016 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
The Indiana State Conference, thanks to the efforts of our State Environmental Climate Justice Chair, Denise Abdul Rahman, is fully engaged. Delivery of fresh fruits has been initiated to two Calumet area community based food banks: First Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church. Strack and VanTil and Whole Foods have each donated to the churches' food banks for distribution to the residents that have been hardest impacted. We express our sincere appreciation to all.... Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 7, 2016 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on July 29, 2016 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voter ID Requirement
JULY 29, 2016
Election workers checked voters’ identification in Asheville, N.C., in March. Credit George Etheredge for The New York Times
A federal appeals court decisively struck down North Carolina’s voter identification law on Friday, saying its provisions deliberately “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision” in an effort to depress black turnout...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 12, 2016 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
NAACP STATEMENT ON THE FATAL SHOOTING OF ALTON STERLING DURING POLICE ENCOUNTER IN BATON ROUGE, LA
July 06, 2016
NAACP Statement on the Fatal Shooting of Alton Sterling During Police Encounter in Baton Rouge, LA
BALTIMORE, MD - NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks today issued the following statement regarding the fatal shooting of 37-year old Alton Sterling after an encounter with police in Baton Rouge, LA:
“Yet again Americans are confronted with ano...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
Indiana lawmakers pass bill allowing police to withhold footage from body cameras, dashcams
INDIANAPOLIS (March 10, 2016) — Indiana law enforcement agencies will get the right to withhold all body and dash cam video recordings from the public under a bill that’s now headed to the governor’s desk.
The state Senate voted unanimously Thursday in favor of the bill, which allows a person to challenge an agency’s decision in court. Th...Read Full Post »