The Leaders Network of Chicago is calling on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to create an inclusive task force to address discrimination, days after former Miami Dolphins Coach Brian Flores sued the NFL and three of its 32 teams, alleging racist hiring practices.
The Kehrein Center for the Arts hosted a symposium last weekend on the importance of building Black wealth in Austin. Community leaders discussed the current housing situation and what it will take for change.
“What does a focus on Black Lives look like? First, we have to VALUE Black Lives. We have to be honest about the history of Black Lives in our country and in our city. Stories have to be told about the past and the present,” says state Rep. La Shawn Ford.
Four Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Chicago – including PCC Community Wellness Center, which operates two sites in Austin, and the Lawndale Christian Health Center – will expand testing on the West and South sides over the next several days to an additional 400 tests per day.
The measure, which will take effect in November, will ensure that housing providers don’t consider certain aspects of someone’s criminal record — such as arrests, juvenile records, and sealed and expunged records — when making housing determinations. Commissioner Brandon Johnson, an Austin resident who was elected to the board last year, was the chief sponsor of the amendment.
The investigation by ProPublic Illinois and WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio found that Austin and nine other of Chicago’s 77 community areas have duplicate ticket rates that are more than 4.5 times the median for the city.