Once Upon a Time: Activists, Politicians Vigilant About Voter Suppression in the Present Recall Memories of the Deep South

Blake Sercye, chairman of the Committee to Protect Illinois Voting Rights during Sunday’s press conference. Below, Sen. Kwame Raoul. Photo by Michael Romain.  Monday, November 3, 2014 || By Michael Romain  This article is sponsored by Villegas Headstones and Monuments – Support them because they support us. One night in the late 1950s, Thomas Armstrong attended a meeting on the campus of Tougaloo College in … Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Activists, Politicians Vigilant About Voter Suppression in the Present Recall Memories of the Deep South

Op-Ed: Protect Your Right to Vote this November

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 || By Blake Sercye  Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated major parts of the monumental Voting Rights Act of 1965, opening the floodgates for a wave of discriminatory voting policies enacted by states across the country — don’t let Illinois be one of them Election Day is almost here and it seems impossible to turn on the television or radio … Continue reading Op-Ed: Protect Your Right to Vote this November

Richard Boykin, Democratic Nominee for First District Cook County Board Commissioner: “You want it, you got it.”

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, OAK PARK || By Michael Romain “You want it, you got it,” said Richard Boykin, moments after being declared the winner in the Democratic primary race for First District Cook County Commissioner. According to the Wednesday Journal, as of 10:40pm, “with 10 percent of precincts still to report, Boykin, a lawyer/lobbyist and former chief of staff to Davis (D-Chicago), had received … Continue reading Richard Boykin, Democratic Nominee for First District Cook County Board Commissioner: “You want it, you got it.”