A Gary native whose son was fatally shot by police last month in Tennessee was among more than three dozen people who rallied Sunday outside Hammond City Hall to protest racial and social injustice.

The Illinois House is poised to vote on ratification of the ERA tomorrow before noon. Phyllis Schafly and her cronies are now on the ground in Springfield spreading the same stories they did back in the 80's. There's no stopping this train!

With midterm hangover setting in, many will chatter and finger-point into next month about what happened, who did what and why. And at the center of it will be questions about the black vote. In crucial Senate and gubernatorial races where the black vote was needed most—Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina—Democrats faced humiliating blows to the stomach.