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Candidates and Officials Brace for Verdict in Jason Van Dyke Trial

CHICAGO DEFENDER — Several community leaders have made statements regarding responses to the verdict in the Jason Van Dyke trial. Van Dyke is on trial for first degree murder for shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014. Leaders are speaking about possible protests and unrest if Van Dyke is found not guilty of the charges. The Chicago Defender will update our site regularly with statements from political candidates, officials and community leaders. […read more]

Charleston Chronicle

Senior Citizen Housing: An Issue That Has Come Of Age

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — The spotlight may have been cast on residents at Grand Oak Apartments West Ashley in Charleston, but it’s an issue many senior citizens have faced more in recent years – having affordable housing that’s decent, safe and offers some comforts as they grow older. The situation at Grand Oak Apartments simply highlights what likely will become more prevalent. […read more]

Politics

Affordable Housing, Racial Isolation

(The New York Times) — A Supreme Court ruling last week forcefully reminded state and local governments that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 forbids them from spending federal housing money in ways that perpetuate segregation. Communities across the country have been doing exactly that Read More