Let’s admit it: Summer 2020 has been awful. (Thanks, COVID-19.) But some in Bloomington-Normal have managed to find bright spots in an otherwise dark summer. These are WGLT’s Best Things Of The Worst Summer.
Standing in solidarity and using fine arts as the form of expression, a downtown Black Liberation Celebration brought people of all demographics together Saturday to support the African American community in a plea for justice among injustices taking place nationwide.
A peaceful demonstration led in part by high school students was interrupted Wednesday when an agitator deployed what authorities called a harmless “smoke device,” in at least the second attempt to intimidate protestors in the past four days.
With healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protective equipment has become vital to keep them safe. While masks are one of the most important tools used for protection, wearing one for long hours in a hot environment can cause extreme skin irritation.
Illinois State University’s graduating seniors are grappling with a double dose of bad news this week: They won’t be able to finish out their final semester on campus, and they’re now entering a job market that’s a lot shakier than it was a few weeks ago.
Four years ago, black voter turnout declined in the U.S. for the first time in 20 years for a presidential election. Aiming to make a comeback starting with Tuesday’s primary, black voters in Bloomington-Normal say they’re adamant about educating themselves on the issues, hoping to make strategic selections that will result in progressive policymaking in the future.
Discovering your true identity is one of life's greatest quests. History plays a role in connecting the dots, but for African American students, the lack of information taught on their culture could leave some starving for a sense of self.
With an unapologetic call to action, political strategist Angela Rye urged the crowd at Friday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner at Illinois State University to stop talking about his legacy, and be about it.