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Northside College Prep school council votes to pull police from campus: ‘If you’re going to put us on a pedestal, we can at least use that opportunity to set a precedent' 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Parent, community and teacher representatives at one of Chicago’s top high schools have voted to remove city police stationed on its grounds, breaking with tradition and inspiring student activists to try similar efforts at more schools, according to students and activists.
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Online Taste of Chicago starts today with food trucks, list of restaurants to order from 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
Ingredients dropped off, sewing patterns delivered: Chicago students earning stipends through online summer program 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
More than 10,000 Chicago teens could earn stipends this summer for participating in After School Matters programs, now in their 30th year.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 587 new COVID-19 cases and 37 additional fatalities reported; U. of I. starts offering saliva-based tests at Urbana-Champaign campus 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Blog Series #2: Speaking of Race 7.7.2020 EcoTone
By Pamela Templer, VP of Education and Human Resources, ESA and Teresa Mourad, Director of Education and Diversity Programs, ESA “I can’t breathe.” These last words uttered by George Floyd galvanized protests against the ongoing racism embedded in the systems and culture in the United States of America and galvanized a movement that demanded critical ...
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It will take personal sustainability to meet the global challenges we face 6.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
It will take personal sustainability to meet the global challenges we face Chris Gaither Mon, 07/06/2020 - 02:15 Earth Day, when we remember the planet’s fragility and resilience, was when I finally understood that I had nothing left to give. It was April 2017. After two decades of striving in my career, I had risen to a role of great impact: a director on Apple’s Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives team. My boss, former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, had entrusted me with orchestrating the company’s annual Earth Day celebration. And, wow, had we stepped up our game that year. We released a 58-page environmental responsibility report and a series of animated videos about Apple’s environmental achievements, posing curious questions such as "Do solar farms feed yaks?" We turned the leaf on our logo green at hundreds of Apple stores around the world. Even bolder, we announced ambitions to make Apple products out of entirely recycled or renewable materials. I drank beer and hugged the brilliant ...
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Mississippi students voted to move a Civil War statue. Now they fear a Confederate shrine 6.7.2020 L.A. Times - World News

After calling for the relocation of a Confederate statue at the University of Mississippi, students are now demanding administrators halt the project.

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How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice Kristoffer Tigue Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:00 This story originally appeared in InsideClimate News and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. In many ways, Maleta Kimmons defines her neighborhood by what it lacks. Several houses near her home remain vacant. Last week, she had to drive seven miles just to buy groceries. And two weeks ago, at the height of the Minneapolis protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer May 25, looters broke into the only pharmacy in the area, forcing the store to close and leaving many in the neighborhood without easy access to life-saving medication such as insulin or inhalers for asthma. Kimmons, who prefers to go by the name Queen, said what her neighborhood doesn't lack is pollution. Near North, where Queen lives, is one of several neighborhoods that make up north Minneapolis, a  predominately ...
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COVID-19 silenced this singing activist, but not her spirit 3.7.2020 LA Times: Health

Albia Miller, 71, is the singing gadfly of Riverside County. The dreaded coronavirus pulled the curtain down on most of her stages

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Convictions of violent cops who kill Black people prove elusive. Dallas is becoming an exception 3.7.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Nationwide, police officers who kill unarmed Black people often are not charged, but Dallas County appears to be an outlier.

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How Real Conspiracies Inspired False Rumors About Flooding Black Communities With Fireworks 3.7.2020 Mother Jones
John Williams had just finished his fourth novel and was trying to figure out how to sell it. His 1967 book, The Man Who Cried I Am, focused on a CIA plot to stave off an inevitable Black uprising by exterminating all people of African descent. The existing avenues for promotion weren’t particularly receptive to Black fiction-writers […]
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A truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience 2.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience Alec Appelbaum Thu, 07/02/2020 - 01:15 What would you do if the cause that lights your day turned out to be trapping fellow citizens in the dark?  For Shalanda Baker, a professor of law and public policy at Northeastern University, thinking about a clean energy future means thinking about the daily, weekly and sometimes invisible ways that people in deprived communities can control their power supply. Her work — in blogs, scholarship, professional services and a forthcoming book — reminds professionals that deals made on the backs of oppressed people are no deals at all.  Baker recently spoke with the Clean Energy Finance Forum about how her scholarship and an institute she co-runs aim to forge connections from investment committee members to utility executives to neighborhood volunteers. Read on to reckon with how a truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience.  Alec Appelbaum: How did you start working on empowerment in an energy ...
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George Floyd's death inspires an unlikely movement in Indonesia: Papuan Lives Matter 2.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

A court's surprisingly light sentences for seven Papuan activists highlights how far the Black Lives Matter protests have reverberated in Indonesia.

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Peoria, an Illinois city that once guided a nation, now shows its cracks 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Peoria has historically been a bellwether for the Midwest and, at times, the nation. It is a place where marketers tested products, politicians honed their slogans, and rock stars kicked off tours.
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You think the first half of 2020 was unpredictable? Wait until the second half. 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
If little of the first half of 2020 was predictable, imagine how volatile the next six months might be.
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 828 new known COVID-19 cases and 30 additional deaths reported as some states and cities around the US begin pausing reopening plans 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Madison health officials close indoor service at bars ahead of holiday weekend as COVID-19 cases rise in college town 1.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The order effective Thursday allows bars that have patios to keep them open and it limits the number of people who may eat inside restaurants to 25% capacity.
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Want jobs and clean energy? This overlooked technology could deliver both 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

"You could have all the renewable energy in the world. But if you don't have the transmission lines, you have nothing," then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in 2010.

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 23 more deaths reported as Dr. Fauci warns of potential for 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day 1.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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University of Wisconsin students call for removal of Abraham Lincoln statue on Madison campus 1.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Lincoln's presidency includes actions that the Black Student Union says warrant replacing the statue with someone “who stands for the justice of all people.”
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