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Charlene Crowell
By Charlene Crowell Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed dual crises. Over 542,000 Americans lives were lost and numbers continue to increase. At the same time, the ripple effects of a massive economic downturn have caused the nation to lose 9.5 million jobs - more losses than...
Marc H. Morial, National Urban League, NUL
By Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League “At trauma centers across this country, we have seen the pain with our own eyes. We have cleaned the blood from our own hands. Sometimes the blood soaks through our scrubs and socks. We can wash away the blood, but the pain...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford The COVID-19 pandemic and events of the past year have helped usher in long-overdue racial equity and diversity and inclusion efforts. An enlightening 12 months for many business leaders and families, the opportunity gap that exists for people of color is now among the...
marijuana, cannabis
Systemic racism, as an abstract concept, has been much discussed over the last year. If anyone needs an example of where systemic racism actually lives in practice, look no further than the war on drugs of the last four decades. While people of all races illegally grew, smoked and...
vaccine
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Multigenerational Homes By Dena Vang Living in a multigenerational home has become increasingly common in the United States. One in five Americans currently live in a home with multiple generations. While this living arrangement has its benefits – financial support, accessible childcare, and shared meals...
Charlene Crowell
By Charlene Crowell As the nation and much of the world continue to suffer from the ripple effects of COVID-19, the ability of consumers to remain current on bills and expenses is steadily waning – if not already gone. According to the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey taken in early February,...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford Growing up in the 1950s and 1060s was quite challenging for a young Black male in urban America.  Many of us didn’t make it or had challenges galore. This worried my mother and she thought long and hard about a solution. She came up with...
There’s a good reason public notices are printed, let’s keep it that way As newspapers are meant to provide news for its readers, whether local or national, the fact that legal notices are an important part of print media can’t be denied. In some areas, people don’t have access to the Internet,...
By Julianne Malveaux March is Women's History Month, and this month is the perfect time to uplift the Black women's organizations that make such an essential difference in our lives. Last year, both the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women...
Mayor Lightfoot promised a “Marshall Plan” for the beleaguered west and south sides of Chicago. Her promises were made before the pandemic and now that many of the residents of the south and west sides are even deeper in debt, further behind in mortgages and bills and facing eviction,...