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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On this anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I must say we still have a long way to go in Chicago.

 

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We were all born free and equal.

We were all born free and equal. Every person has the ultimate right to self determination without discrimination, with dignity and respect from all.

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Dr. Willie Wilson will donate $100,000 to his campaign

Campaign finance law defines a ‘self funded’ campaign as a candidate who contributes $100,000 or more to their own campaign. That cap is broken by a single contributor to any candidate.

 

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Dr. Wilson gives $20,000 check to former Cook County Jail inmates to start own business

DR. WILLIE WILSON PRESENTING a $20,000 ceremonial check to Centers for New Horizons, an organization which funds business startups.

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader

When humanitarian business icon Dr. Willie Wilson gave away $200,000 on Dr. King’s birthday, he included a $20,000 check to a group of former Cook County Jail detainees looking for a second chance on life.

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Businessman Willie Wilson to spend $15K bailing out Cook County inmates

Call him "Wilson the liberator."

Erstwhile mayoral candidate Willie Wilson — who also took a quixotic run at the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year — says he's going to Cook County Jail on Thursday with $15,000 in his pocket to bail out as many misdemeanor inmates as he can.

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Bill aims to keep non-violent offerders out of jail

For months Dr. Willie Wilson has bailed out dozens of people who have languished in the Cook County Jail for misdemeanor offenses because they could not afford the bond. Wilson recently learned support may be on the way in the form of a legislative solution not only in Chicago, but also throughout the state.

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Pastor Patterson and the Baptist Pastor's Conference of Chicago & Vicinity along with Dr. Wilson attended their Annual Banquet on Friday

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Criminal Justice Reform: Rep. Danny Davis’ new bill pushes back on money bail

During a recent press conference on Capitol Hill, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) said that at any given time there are roughly 500,000 people sitting in local jails waiting for their day in court.

“These are people who have been charged with a crime, but are not convicted,” said Davis. “Many of the people waiting in jail are forced to wait simply, because they cannot afford to post bail.”

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Rep. Davis introduces bail reform bill

CHICAGO BUSINESSMAN AND philanthropist Dr. Willie Wilson (at podium) gives remarks during a press conference about Rep. Danny Davis’ “Bail Fairness Act of 2018” on Capitol Hill as Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) looks on. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor)

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Dr WIlson To Give Out 200000 to honor King

 

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 89th birthday, humanitarian Dr. Willie Wilson is holding a press conference Monday, January 15, 2018, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 754 E. 77th St. where he is giving more than $200,000 of his personal money to those in need.

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