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During Monday's MLK Observance in Macomb, Illinois NAACP State Conference President Teresa Haley said everyone in the U.S. can enjoy some privilege if racism is dismantled.

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Macomb paid its final respects to the Reverend C.T. Vivian, the civil rights leader who grew up in the community.  Dr. Vivian died July 17 at the age of 95.

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All six law enforcement agencies in McDonough County have signed a document stating they are adopting the Ten Shared Principles of policing.

Rich Egger

Local leaders held a brief wreath laying ceremony over the weekend at the property where the Reverend C.T. Vivian grew up in Macomb. The lot in the 700 block of East Adams Street is currently empty but there are still plans to use that space to honor the late civil rights leader.

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Nearly a dozen local leaders gathered at Macomb City Hall to sign a resolution that they said reinforces the city's and the county's commitment to being welcoming and inclusive. The resolution also denounces hatred and prejudice.

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A group of students in Macomb dressed as the Harlem Globetrotters for a middle school costume party. A couple of the students are African-American while the rest are white.  As you can see in the accompanying photo, they are all wearing Afro wigs – and that's upset some people in the community.

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Racial profiling by Iowa law enforcement was the focus of discussion Tuesday at the annual Summit on Justice and Disparities, sponsored by the NAACP.   The gathering focuses each year on the disproportionate presence of African-Americans in Iowa's Criminal Justice System.  

T.J. Carson

The new head of the Galesburg NAACP chapter intends to emphasize the need to lead young people in the  community.

Workshops To Address Police Interactions

Feb 10, 2015
T.J. Carson

The Galesburg NAACP chapter wants to create a better understanding between citizens and law enforcement.

T.J. Carson

At least 50 people attended the forum at the Boys and Girls Club.