President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law the first bill that specifies lynching as a federal hate crime.
President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law the first bill that specifies lynching as a federal hate crime. The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, which Congress passed on March 7, enables the prosecution of crimes as lynchings if they are done during a hate crime in which the victim is injured or slain.
CHICAGO (AP) — A son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson is seeking the Democratic nomination for the Chicago-area congressional seat held by Bobby Rush, who is retiring.
Jonathan Jackson on Friday announced his intentions to replace Rush in Illinois' 1st District, the Chicago Tribune reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital is renaming one of its major streets for a Grammy-winning blues singer who lives in the city.
The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday to rename Ellis Avenue to Bobby Rush Boulevard, WLBT-TV reported.
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Sean Casten of Illinois has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19, according to his office.
The suburban Chicago Democrat’s office released a statement Saturday saying Casten was fully vaccinated and had received a booster vaccine dose.
CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois formally announced Tuesday that he will not seek a 16th term in the U.S.
CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, a onetime Black Panther with a dramatic rise in Illinois politics, won't seek reelection after 15 terms representing his Chicago-area district, according to a prepared video announcement obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19, his office said in a statement late Monday.
“I am feeling fine and currently have no symptoms,” the Chicago Democrat said.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats are getting pushback on new congressional district boundaries they proposed last week, and not just from Republicans who stand to lose U.S. House seats under the plan.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A street in Mississippi's capital city could be getting a new name.
An ordinance to rename Ellis Avenue to Bobby Rush Boulevard, in honor of the two-time Grammy winning Bluesman, was introduced at Tuesday's Jackson City Council meeting, WLBT-TV
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several prominent Mississippi blues and rock artists have received Grammy nominations...
CHICAGO (AP) — More than a dozen Chicago police officers and supervisors were captured on video “lounging” inside a burglarized congressional campaign office and even appeared to be making popcorn and brewing coffee as people vandalized and stole from nearby businesses as protests and unrest spread across the city, a visibly angry Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris called twice.
In her first conversation with Rep. Bobby Rush, a veteran member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Harris was explicit about what she wanted: his endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic measure rebuking Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about white supremacy won easy approval Tuesday in the House...
CHICAGO (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush will continue to undergo post-operative treatments while recovering from a March surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from a salivary gland, a spokesman confirmed Sunday.