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No Accident: White Cop Shoots Another Black Man in Champaign

The shootings of unarmed Black men by white police in the United States is a story that keeps repeating over and over. The recent case of a local 22-year-old African American man shot in the shoulder by Champaign police officer … Continue reading

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Green Bay Packers—A Better Model for Sports Ownership

In the past months, the National Football League (NFL) has been the focus of popular anger from its fans. First, the Rams successfully petitioned to move from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The San Diego Chargers followed suit by relocating … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Fascist?

The “highly unusual,” “unprecedented” Trump administration is leading us into “uncharted territory,” but where exactly? Since last November’s election, some commentators trying to understand what happened have used the “F” word, fascism, but without defining it. Many more have avoided … Continue reading

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The Cops Killed Richie

No matter how much training or technology they get, the cops just can’t stop killing Black people. On a Wednesday morning, November 16, 2016, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Champaign police received a call about a “disorderly” subject, Richard “Richie” Turner, … Continue reading

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IMC Announcements

Final Open Scene Workshop with Hill L. Waters April 14 (6-8pm) and April 16 (2-4pm) Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway There is a last Open Scene workshop with Hill L. Waters (April 14-16), a Black feminist love praxis project … Continue reading

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Politically Correct

By Molly M. McLay “He tells it like it is,” you say, singing his praises “I don’t have to be politically correct anymore”– these are words out of a politician’s mouth; If you’re a politician and you’re not correct on … Continue reading

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Upcoming Open Scene Workshops!

Open Scene is the IMC’s youth media project funded by a $50,000 NEA grant to re-imagine downtown Urbana and the IMC. The following are workshops with artists. The public can attend events for free! For details go to Open Scene … Continue reading

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Resist Art Show

Resist Art Show Saturday, March 4, 2-7 p.m. Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway, old Urbana post office Resist/Resistance:the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument. Throughout turbulent times in history, … Continue reading

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National African American Parent Involvement Day Event in Rantoul

Announcement Blurb National African American Parent Involvement Day is a nation-wide celebration that typically occurs on the second Monday in February. This year, Eater Junior High will be hosting an event for all parents and families to celebrate NAAPID. Monday, … Continue reading

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Surprise!

URBANA- In the midst of a crisis of confidence, The Fraternal Order of Police received a shot in the arm from the recent selection of Donald Trump as President. Trump has dusted off Richard Nixon’s 1968 “law and order” mantra … Continue reading

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