“I think those two men need to sit down and talk things out and have the developer there. If there is something that the developer has done, then there is something that can be straightened out,” said Bradley, who is a community activist.
“Part of my experience as a public defender, I found that my clients were hated by the clerks, sheriffs, judges and prosecutors and treated with disrespect on occasion. One thing I vowed as being a judge is that everyone would be treated with dignity and respect,” said Donnelly.
Wallace "Gator" Bradley: "This is a win for the undermined and underappreciated Black franchisees here in the US. Large corporations can no longer treat us unfairly without push-back. I am proud to be a part of that change."
Let me tell you how we got to this point and draw the Really Black conclusion. In the fall of 2014, I met the Byrd Brothers, Darrell and James F. Byrd Jr., Black McDonald’s franchisees at a Memphis Grizzlies basketball game. They told me that they had eight (8) McDonald’s stores, four (4) each, and McDonald’s was forcing them to sell four (4) stores, two (2) each, to Fred Tillman, who’s White and at that time was the largest McDonald’s USA franchisee.
"I know Mayor Jones very well. I knew him when he was a city councilman, I knew him as a state representative, and I knew him as an abuser of women," said Bradley referring to a past alleged domestic violence case against Mr. Jones.
Citizens of Calumet City show support for Clerk Figgs (Calumet City, IL) - This morning, several residents of Calumet City gathered at Pulaski Park across the street from City Hall to show support for their longstanding clerk, Nyota Figgs.