Among many things, Chicago is known for its food. It has its own style of pizza, hot dogs and mild sauce is a part of the city’s DNA. While people travel to the Second City from all over the world for experience the Taste of Chicago, Chicago Restaurant Week is meant more for the locals and nearby commuters.
Hampton University brings more diversity to its campus as it welcomes its first LGBTQ organization.
On February 4, 2016, the students at Hampton University heard that the first LGBTQ organization had been approved by administration. It’s called Mosaic, which is an acronym for “Motivating Open-Minded Social Acceptance and Inspiring Change.” This group will be a safe space for queer Hampton University students and allies to come together and promote acceptance, tolerance, and awareness of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Justice Department had joined the fight against the city of Ferguson, as an investigation, which took months, uncovered a multitude of problems in the way that police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.
Cleveland police officers killed Tamir Rice within seconds of getting to the scene after receiving calls of a “man” with a gun in 2014. Rice was 12 years old and holding a toy gun. Regardless, he was shot dead in moments and a grand jury chose to not indict the officer responsible.
To make matters worse for the grieving family, the city of Cleveland is now charging Rice’s family $500 for his last ambulance ride, according to Yahoo News.
The office of Black Youth Project 100 is a few blocks from President Barack Obama’s private residence in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. The organization’s national director, Charlene Carruthers, like Obama in his younger activist days, is a Chicago community organizer. The similarities may stop there. Indeed, Carruthers has been loudly calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s longtime Chicago political ally who served as his White House chief of staff. Her complaint: Emanuel’s negligent leadership in the Chicago police shooting death of a black teenager in 2014.
A black teenager was killed by police in Austin, Texas on Monday morning. David Joseph, 17, was naked, unarmed and “acting erratically” when he encountered officers that received multiple calls to the scene, according to the Austin Police Department.