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A lone woman boards a Chicago Transit Authority bus in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, Monday, April 20, 2020, as a public service billboard reminds people of the continuing fight against COVID-19.

Chicago works to reach more black residents amid pandemic

Associated Press April 21, 2020

The number of black Chicago residents becoming infected with the coronavirus and those dying of the disease remains disproportionately high, city officials said Monday. Black residents made up about...

In this April 7, 2020 file photo, amid fears of the coronavirus pandemic, dozens of protesters drive around Cook County Jail and the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, honking their horns and chanting to demand the mass release of detainees at the jail. A federal judge has ordered Cook County Jail on Thursday, April, 9, 2020, to take steps to protect inmates from coronavirus.

Judge orders Chicago jail to do more to halt spread of coronavirus

Associated Press April 9, 2020

A federal judge in Chicago Thursday ordered one of the nation’s largest jails to take prompt action to stem the potentially catastrophic spread of the coronavirus, including by ensuring that its more...

Panel on incarcerated labor reveals harsh truths in America

Panel on incarcerated labor reveals harsh truths in America

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer February 4, 2019

In a discussion held by the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies and the DePaul University Labor Education, community leaders, professors, and students discussed how the criminal justice system...

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