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What a Brutally Violent ICE Raid Can Tell Us About Trump's Creeping Police State

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Fight For 15 Chicago
#FightFor15 …

April 4, 2017, 3:30pm – April 4, 2017, 5:00pm

CHICAGOthe anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, hundreds with the Fight for $15, Black Lives Matter Chicago, and Fair Economy Illinois (Resist Trump Tuesdays) will rally and march to demand a $15/hr minimum wage in Illinois, an end to racism, and protest Gov. Bruce Rauner and President Trump's anti-worker, anti-union policies. The protest will start at Federal Plaza, will head to a local McDonald's, and end at the Illinois Policy Institute.

The action is part of a nationwide Racism, Raise Pay" protest and is

joining the Resist Trump Tuesdays, Fight for $15 and Black Lives Matter Chicago. Thousands of underpaid workers, local racial justice activists, elected officials and clergy will hold rallies, marches, teach-ins, and other demonstrations to stress that the push for economic and racial justice remains as deeply linked today as when Dr. King was killed in 1968 supporting striking black sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn. The coast-to-coast protests will culminate in a march by thousands of workers, national civil rights leaders and politicians on the Lorraine Motel in downtown Memphis, where they'll hold a memorial at the site of Dr. King's assassination 49 years ago.

The current minimum wage in Illinois has remained stagnant at $8.25/hr since 2014, far below the cost of living for any area in the state. People of color remain overrepresented in low-paying industries like fast-food: 48 percent of black workers and 61 percent of Latinos who are paid less than $15.

The April 4 protests come as newly empowered corporate interests and right-wing politicians attempt to strip away the rights of workers to organize across the country. Union jobs in state and local government which have historically provided a pathway to the middle class for workers of color are under attack from corporate-backed politicians like Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has refused to bargain a contract with state employees for nearly two years in an effort to break their union. The Illinois Policy Institute, a right-wing research organization, is often used by Gov. Rauner to justify his anti-worker policies.

WHAT: Hundreds to rally and march to demand $15 for Illinois; end racism & raise pay; and protest Gov. Rauner & President Trump's anti-worker, anti-union stance

WHO: Fight For 15, Black Lives Matter Chicago, Fair Economy Illinois (Resist Trump Tuesdays)

WHERE: Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn St. [March to McDonald's, Illinois Policy Institute]

WHEN: 3:30 P.M. Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WHY:

In Illinois, the minimum wage has remained stagnant at $8.25/hr while Gov. Rauner has defunded social programs, like child care assistance, attacked state employees, and refused to sign legislation to raise the minimum wage of homecare workers and other low-wage workers to $15. Legislators will introduce a new legislation raising the state minimum wage to $15/hr by 2022. Workers and advocates in the for Illinois' Future Campaign" have pledged a powerful statewide field campaign to let voters know about the opportunity to raise pay for 2.3 million residents to $15/hr. One in four working people in Illinois are paid less than $15/hr.

The protests taking place in Chicago and around the country are the latest wave of defiance against reactionary attacks on working people, people of color, women and immigrants. Just weeks after the November 2016 election, thousands of workers in the Fight for $15 walked off the job from coast to coast and engaged in waves of civil disobedience. The walkouts marked the start of a new era of mass demonstration, including the Women's March and a rash of protests at the nation's airports following President Trump's announcement of an immigration ban from predominantly Muslim countries. The April 4 Fight for $15/Movement for Black Lives protests will kick off a wave of protests around the country in the following weeks, including demonstrations calling attention to immigrants' rights, climate change and tax policy that benefits the rich.

Dr. King saw a common bond between the labor and civil rights movements and believed that union rights were fundamental to achieving racial justice. As King said in 1961, two most dynamic and cohesive liberal forces in the country are the labor movement and the Negro freedom movement. Together we can be architects of democracy."

Black Lives Matter Chicago

CHICAGOthe anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, hundreds with the Fight for $15, Black Lives Matter Chicago, and Fair Economy Illinois (Resist Trump Tuesdays) will rally and march to demand a $15/hr minimum wage in Illinois, an end to racism, and protest Gov. Bruce Rauner and President Trump's anti-worker, anti-union policies. The protest will start at Federal Plaza, will head to a local McDonald's, and end at the Illinois Policy Institute.

The action is part of a nationwide Racism, Raise Pay" protest and is
joining the Resist Trump Tuesdays, Fight for $15 and Black Lives Matter Chicago. Thousands of underpaid workers, local racial justice activists, elected officials and clergy will hold rallies, marches, teach-ins, and other demonstrations to stress that the push for economic and racial justice remains as deeply linked today as when Dr. King was killed in 1968 supporting striking black sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn. The coast-to-coast protests will culminate in a march by thousands of workers, national civil rights leaders and politicians on the Lorraine Motel in downtown Memphis, where they'll hold a memorial at the site of Dr. King's assassination 49 years ago.

The current minimum wage in Illinois has remained stagnant at $8.25/hr since 2014, far below the cost of living for any area in the state. People of color remain overrepresented in low-paying industries like fast-food: 48 percent of black workers and 61 percent of Latinos who are paid less than $15.

The April 4 protests come as newly empowered corporate interests and right-wing politicians attempt to strip away the rights of workers to organize across the country. Union jobs in state and local government which have historically provided a pathway to the middle class for workers of color are under attack from corporate-backed politicians like Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has refused to bargain a contract with state employees for nearly two years in an effort to break their union. The Illinois Policy Institute, a right-wing research organization, is often used by Gov. Rauner to justify his anti-worker policies.

WHAT: Hundreds to rally and march to demand $15 for Illinois; end racism & raise pay; and protest Gov. Rauner & President Trump's anti-worker, anti-union stance

WHO: Fight For 15, Black Lives Matter Chicago, Fair Economy Illinois (Resist Trump Tuesdays)

WHERE: Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn St. [March to McDonald's, Illinois Policy Institute]

WHEN: 3:30 P.M. Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WHY:

In Illinois, the minimum wage has remained stagnant at $8.25/hr while Gov. Rauner has defunded social programs, like child care assistance, attacked state employees, and refused to sign legislation to raise the minimum wage of homecare workers and other low-wage workers to $15. Legislators will introduce a new legislation raising the state minimum wage to $15/hr by 2022. Workers and advocates in the for Illinois' Future Campaign" have pledged a powerful statewide field campaign to let voters know about the opportunity to raise pay for 2.3 million residents to $15/hr. One in four working people in Illinois are paid less than $15/hr.

The protests taking place in Chicago and around the country are the latest wave of defiance against reactionary attacks on working people, people of color, women and immigrants. Just weeks after the November 2016 election, thousands of workers in the Fight for $15 walked off the job from coast to coast and engaged in waves of civil disobedience. The walkouts marked the start of a new era of mass demonstration, including the Women's March and a rash of protests at the nation's airports following President Trump's announcement of an immigration ban from predominantly Muslim countries. The April 4 Fight for $15/Movement for Black Lives protests will kick off a wave of protests around the country in the following weeks, including demonstrations calling attention to immigrants' rights, climate change and tax policy that benefits the rich.

Dr. King saw a common bond between the labor and civil rights movements and believed that union rights were fundamental to achieving racial justice. As King said in 1961, two most dynamic and cohesive liberal forces in the country are the labor movement and the Negro freedom movement. Together we can be architects of democracy."

The Fight for $15 has spurred wage hikes for 22 million underpaid workers, including more than 10 million who are on their way to $15/hour, by convincing everyone from voters to politicians to corporations to raise pay. …

April 4, 2017, 3:30pm – April 4, 2017, 5:00pm

CHICAGOthe anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, hundreds with the Fight for $15, Black Lives Matter Chicago, and Fair Economy Illinois (Resist Trump Tuesdays) will rally and march to demand a $15/hr minimum wage in Illinois, an end to racism, and protest Gov. Bruce Rauner and President Trump's anti-worker, anti-union policies. The protest will start at Federal Plaza, will head to a local McDonald's, and end at the Illinois Policy Institute.

The action is part of a nationwide Racism, Raise Pay" protest and is

joining the Resist Trump Tuesdays, Fight for $15 and Black Lives Matter Chicago. Thousands of underpaid workers, local racial justice activists, elected officials and clergy will hold rallies, marches, teach-ins, and other demonstrations to stress that the push for economic and racial justice remains as deeply linked today as when Dr. King was killed in 1968 supporting striking black sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn. The coast-to-coast protests will culminate in a march by thousands of workers, national civil rights leaders and politicians on the Lorraine Motel in downtown Memphis, where they'll hold a memorial at the site of Dr. King's assassination 49 years ago.

The current minimum wage in Illinois has remained stagnant at $8.25/hr since 2014, far below the cost of living for any area in the state. People of color remain overrepresented in low-paying industries like fast-food: 48 percent of black workers and 61 percent of Latinos who are paid less than $15.

The April 4 protests come as newly empowered corporate interests and right-wing politicians attempt to strip away the rights of workers to organize across the country. Union jobs in state and local government which have historically provided a pathway to the middle class for workers of color are under attack from corporate-backed politicians like Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has refused to bargain a contract with state employees for nearly two years in an effort to break their union. The Illinois Policy Institute, a right-wing research organization, is often used by Gov. Rauner to justify his anti-worker policies.

WHAT: Hundreds to rally and march to demand $15 for Illinois; end racism & raise pay; and protest Gov. Rauner & President Trump's anti-worker, anti-union stance

WHO: Fight For 15, Black Lives Matter Chicago, Fair Economy Illinois (Resist Trump Tuesdays)

WHERE: Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn St. [March to McDonald's, Illinois Policy Institute]

WHEN: 3:30 P.M. Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WHY:

In Illinois, the minimum wage has remained stagnant at $8.25/hr while Gov. Rauner has defunded social programs, like child care assistance, attacked state employees, and refused to sign legislation to raise the minimum wage of homecare workers and other low-wage workers to $15. Legislators will introduce a new legislation raising the state minimum wage to $15/hr by 2022. Workers and advocates in the for Illinois' Future Campaign" have pledged a powerful statewide field campaign to let voters know about the opportunity to raise pay for 2.3 million residents to $15/hr. One in four working people in Illinois are paid less than $15/hr.

The protests taking place in Chicago and around the country are the latest wave of defiance against reactionary attacks on working people, people of color, women and immigrants. Just weeks after the November 2016 election, thousands of workers in the Fight for $15 walked off the job from coast to coast and engaged in waves of civil disobedience. The walkouts marked the start of a new era of mass demonstration, including the Women's March and a rash of protests at the nation's airports following President Trump's announcement of an immigration ban from predominantly Muslim countries. The April 4 Fight for $15/Movement for Black Lives protests will kick off a wave of protests around the country in the following weeks, including demonstrations calling attention to immigrants' rights, climate change and tax policy that benefits the rich.

Dr. King saw a common bond between the labor and civil rights movements and believed that union rights were fundamental to achieving racial justice. As King said in 1961, two most dynamic and cohesive liberal forces in the country are the labor movement and the Negro freedom movement. Together we can be architects of democracy."

Black Lives Matter Chicago

Black Lives Matter Chicago shared DOC10 's event. …

March 31, 2017, 6:45pm – March 31, 2017, 8:45pm

An urgent and enthralling chronicle of Ferguson, Missouri after the murder of Michael Brown, Jr., Whose Streets? follows the passion and commitment of the residents who took to the city's streets in the wake of the tragedy. With extraordinary access and startling footage of the escalating clashes between protestors and police, activists-turned-filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis go beyond the news clips to paint an extraordinarily intimate and honest portrait of suffering, injustice and the individuals who had the resolve to fight back. and incendiary" (The Guardian) and prime artifact of our freshly divisive racial moment" (Variety), Whose Streets? isn't just a stirring anthem for black power and self-determination, but a rallying cry against authoritarianism everywhere. As the film's demonstrators intone, is our duty to fight for our freedom; it is our duty to win." Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Black Lives Matter Chicago

Come turn up and celebrate with Trans Liberation Collective !

Unicorn Ball

April 29, 2017, 5:00pm – April 30, 2017, 12:00am

First Annual: Unicorn Ball, the offical coming of the Trans Liberation Collective. Sponsored by Trans United and Brave Space Alliance

Genders and Gentlequeers, and people of all flavors, get ready to slay at the Unicorn Ball, the Official Coming Out Party for the Trans Liberation Collective!!

We'll be having stories, performances, music, and fantastic tables of fantastic organizations as we try to raise money for the Trans Liberation Collective, to support trans liberation and power in the city!!

Come on through, bring your family, bring your friends, bring your fun clothes, and bring your coin!! Help the Trans Liberation Collective come out of the fundraising closet!

Black Lives Matter Chicago

"Illinois HB 2515 comes up for a vote in less then three weeks! 76 percent of those sentence to natural life are BLACK, 74 percent of JLWOP inmates are from Chicago!" Mark Clements

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Carl's fight for justice! | mysite-1

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Black Lives Matter Chicago

Rest in Power!
All power to the people!

www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Bobby-Lee-Co-Founder-of-Original-Rainbow-Coalition-Dies-20170325-0…

Bobby Lee, Co-Founder of Original Rainbow Coalition, Dies

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Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP)

Black Lives Matter Chicago

#ResistTrump this Fascist regime fights every day to attack marginalized people!
#ItsBeenPastTime2Rebel …

Trump appoints leading opponent of LGBT civil rights to lead civil rights office

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Black Lives Matter Chicago

Word.

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/10-perfect-gifts-for-the-non-binary-people-in-your_us_58d3e436e4b002…

10 Perfect Gifts For The Non-Binary People In Your Life

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Black Lives Matter Chicago

Watch the livestream for good info on what to do during a mental health crisis instead of calling the Police!

People's Response Team

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Alternatives to Calling the Police During Mental Health Crises LIVE STREAM

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Black Lives Matter Chicago

#FindOurGirls
#ProtectOurGirls
#BlackGirlsMatter
#BlackAndMissing

Black and Missing, Inc.
Black Lives Matter
A Long Walk Home, Inc.
Assata's Daughters
Love & Protect

#BreannaNunnally

She was reported missing Wednesday after last being seen in the area of 43rd and Dearborn. …

16-year-old Chicago girl missing from Grand Boulevard

fox32chicago.com

Black Lives Matter Chicago

Thank you to Black and Missing, Inc. & Black Lives Matter DC for constantly amplifying this important cause in the wake of this on going tragedy.

We can't allow our children & Black girls especially, to be seen as disposable & with no value.

There were over 80,000 Black girls under the age of 17 reported missing in 2016!

#FindOurGirls
#ProtectBlackGirls
#BlackAndMissing
#BlackGirlsMatter
#Genocide

Black Lives Matter
Assata's Daughters
Love & Protect
A Long Walk Home, Inc.

urbanintellectuals.com/2017/03/22/black-teen-girls-gone-missing-d-c-since-feb/

Black Lives Matter Chicago

"The House votes on ACA repeal TODAY. We need to generate thousands of calls to Congress. Here's a simple tool that helps you make a call to your representatives. Please start calling now. Final votes are set for around 3 pm ET.

Here's the timeline as it looks now:

Rules at 7am
Rule on the floor at 9am
First votes on the rule at 10am
Several hours of general debate likely
Done by five.

If you are represented by *moderate* GOP members, here are some talking points that they may not know about re: this bill:

1. Covering pre-existing conditions would only be on paper. Plans will not cover basic services, even prescription drugs, that people need to treat their conditions to stay healthy.
2. Charging women more than men. No longer requiring plans to cover maternity care would mean that insurance companies would once again be able to penalize women and charge them more.
3. Removing Essential Health Benefits effectively obliterates out-of-pocket caps and reinstates annual and lifetime limits. Because annual and lifetime limits apply only to essential health benefits, insurers could once again put a cap on how much care one receives but not on how much people owe. Those with employer-sponsored coverage will be at risk too.

If you don't use the tool below, you can make direct calls:
PLEASE GENERATE AS MANY CALLS AS YOU CAN. We must keep the pressure on because people will flip. English: 866-426-2631; Spanish: 877-736-7831. Ask Members to vote NO and to publicly state opposition."

Project NIA

Call Congress – Replacement Bill – Save My Care

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Black Lives Matter Chicago

This too is another form of racist violence under the Trump administration! This could have easily been the new Emmett Till tragedy! …

Texas teen made up widely publicized story of being kidnapped, raped by 3 black men, police say

washingtonpost.com

Black Lives Matter Chicago

#BlackGirlsMatter

We can't emphasize enough the work we have to do, to decolonize our minds, communities & institutions. The intersections of internalized oppression, anti-Blackness, gender based violence and heteronormative patriarchy have to be destroyed at their roots.

State violence perpetuates itself in systems of inequality & in the cultural norms of oppressed people, dealing with poverty & colonialism, which in turn produces cycles of intracommunal violence.

We have to agitate, educate and organize in our communities & fight for power! The power to reimagine & reshape our identities, communities & how we value and treat one another. Black girls need power, equity, love, reciprocity, & agency to define themselves, defend themselves and break free of the bondage of toxic masculinity.

#BlackLoveMatters
#HealingTrauma
#DeColonizeTheAfricanMind
#BlackPowerMatters

Love & Protect
A Long Walk Home, Inc.
Assata's Daughters
the #LetUsBreathe Collective
UMedics

Girl who was gang raped on Facebook Live getting online threats

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Black Lives Matter Chicago

We have to show up for our Sisters! We have to actively work to decolonize ourselves & our communities thinking. We have to deconstruct our deeply held beliefs grounded in heteronormative patriarchy. We have to love & protect our Trans Family & advocate that they get the resources they need to care for themselves! This intracommunal violence against them has to end now!

#BlackTransLivesMatter
#TransUpFront
#SafeSouls

Chicago BTGNC Collective
Brave Space Alliance
Trans Liberation Collective
Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP)
Broadway Youth Center

Alphonza Watson, 38-year-old transgender woman, killed in Baltimore

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Black Lives Matter Chicago

Protect yourself, this isn't the first and it certainly won't be the last in Trumps Amerikkka. …

Race in America: White Veteran Kills Black Man in NYC to 'Make A Statement'

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Black Lives Matter Chicago

Save the Date!
#FeedTheBlock Part 2 …

April 9, 2017, 3:00pm – April 9, 2017, 6:00pm

Black Lives Matter Chicago

Black and Missing, Inc.

The Police seem to demonstrate more & more each day on how inept & ineffective they truly are. Once again It's up to our communities to best service & save, love & protect ourselves!

Let's find them!
#BlackAndMissing
Black Lives Matter DC
Black Lives Matter
Love & Protect
Project NIA
Assata's Daughters

wpgc.cbslocal.com/2017/03/22/d-c-police-advice-to-young-people-stay-home-to-avoid-trafficking/

D.C. Police Advice to Young People: 'Stay Home' to Avoid Trafficking

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This is just the beginning!
#ReparationsNow
N'cobra

How Chicago Became the First City to Make Reparations to Victims of Police Violence

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Black Lives Matter Chicago

Chicago we need your help, let's find her! Please read the article and share it!

Chicago, one of our family is missing!!!

If you see Sherry Berry, or have any information on her whereabouts, please alert us, the Chicago BTGNC Collective, Brave Space Alliance, Black Lives Matter – Chicago, or the Youth Empowerment Project.

Please do NOT contact police, because police are known to be unsafe for trans people, especially Black trans women.

Help us find our family!! #SherryBerry #BlackAndMissing #TransUpFront

If you have any information but you don't feel safe speaking with the police then please email us at blacklivesmatterchicago@gmail.com Thank you!

#SherryBerry
Black and Missing, Inc.
Chicago BTGNC Collective
Trans Liberation Collective
Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP)
Black Lives Matter

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South Side trans woman reported missing – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive – Windy City Times

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Black Lives Matter Chicago

Thank you to the #AdvancementProject for tweeting this out. #StayWoke #TheBluestLie #BlackLivesMatter …

Bevin Signs Lives Matter' Bill Into Law

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Kuumba Lynx Wins Team Championship At Louder Than A Bomb

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Tonight celebrate #BlackJoy especially during times like this. Loving & laughing is cathartic & an act of rebellion. Rekia brought so much happiness & warmth to her friends & family so we want to honor that special memory.

This is a free event serving free food.

Please join us tonight. For #RekiaSmiles
#RekiaBoyd …

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