Monthly Archives: January 2011

Open Invitation to the Follow-up Meeting of the eBlack C-U Campus-Community Symposium

The eBlack CU Symposium was a great success, with over 180 people attending or all part of the event. The full record of the Symposium is available online for anyone to access at: We need to do more to … Continue reading

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Reflections on the GEO Strike a Year Later

Students and workers are celebrating the first anniversary of the successful strike by the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) and Local 6300 (AFT/IFT/AFL-CIO), the union that represents over 2,500 graduate assistants and teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana … Continue reading

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IMC Barnraising Space (de)Construction

$15,000 GRANT AWARDED TO RENOVATE THE URBANA-CHAMPAIGN INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER February 5, 2011 8:00AM – February 6, 2011 5:00PM February 19, 2011 8:00AM – February 20, 2011 5:00PM The UCIMC and faculty partners in the University of Illinois School of … Continue reading

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Racial Disparities Reflect Laws and Policies

In her recently published book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander connects the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow to the mass incarceration of African-American males. “The American penal system … Continue reading

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Disciplinary Actions Against Champaign Officers

Despite being public bodies serving a public good, most police departments operate as secret societies. The push for police accountability includes making their practices more transparent. I recently obtained all disciplinary actions taken against Champaign police officers. Contrary to what … Continue reading

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Clear Bad Baggage

Clear bad baggage Accept. Forgive without circumvention Quiet all. A sanctity of blackness. Telling. Strong. Stronger. Braver. This poem is a product of the Poetry for the People workshop featuring local poet, Ruth  Nicole Brown. For more information on upcoming … Continue reading

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