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August 4, 2021

Arthur Roby, a Kenwood Academy graduate and Hyde Park resident, won Rep. Bobby Rush's 1st District Congressional Art Competition for his portrait of Amanda Gorman reading her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Joe Biden's inauguration.

July 30, 2021

Citing his own personal experience, a Chicago congressman is calling for a federal probe into what he sees as rampant racial prejudice in the home appraisal business.

Issues:Civil Rights
July 29, 2021

On the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of the Bradley sisters from their South Side apartment, Rep. Bobby Rush is pleading with Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray to create a task force to bring them and other missing women of color home.

July 28, 2021

Lana Waters is an employee and parent of a child in programs at Ada S. McKinley. She was bartender who became unemployed when restaurants and bars closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While her child was attending the child center, she was offered a job opportunity with Ada S. McKinley, as a contact tracer. “Ada S.

June 30, 2021

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1st) is a new member of the House Committee on Agriculture and eager to use his position to advocate for Black farmers, as the grandson of one, and advance energy policy priorities, his longstanding pet issue on Capitol Hill.

June 28, 2021

Are automated crash-avoidance systems, critical to self-driven vehicles, worse at detecting people with darker skin?

Issues:Civil Rights
June 9, 2021

The USDA has a long and upsetting history of discrimination against farmers of color.

Issues:Agriculture
June 9, 2021

A new bill would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make fundamental changes to how the agency tracks the aid provided to farmers across the country, Yahoo Finance has learned.

Issues:Agriculture
May 4, 2021

A Democratic lawmaker introduced new legislation Tuesday that would force the government to reveal decades-old FBI files about domestic spying on civil rights and peace activists, saying a full accounting of constitutional abuses is long overdue.

Issues:Civil Rights
May 4, 2021

Rush, a co-founder of the Illinois Black Panther Party, filed a bill mandating disclosure of secret FBI files. He also asked AG Merrick Garland to release unredacted documents.