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WE MUST HONOR OUR CULTURE

By Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Our late ancestor Dr. Asa G. Hilliard’s book, The Maroon Within Us, once again reminds us of a major problem that we, as African people in America, are besieged by. Dr. Hilliard described this problem as cultural surrender. In explaining the problem, Dr. Hilliard...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader It shouldn’t be this way. If one person goes down everyone else is supposed to step up and keep the train moving. But that didn’t happen after Nov. 25, 1987, the day Chicago lost Harold Washington. I was a senior at Luther High School South....
By Kevin Seraaj, J.D., M.Div., Publisher, Orlando Advocate @KevinSeraaj Black Lives Matter. The inability of some to accept these words have completely divided the nation. The statement “Black lives matter” is both a pronouncement born of centuries of frustration with racism in this country, and a reaffirmation of Black’s intent to demand...
By Julianne Malveaux Barbara Williams Skinner at 75 looks at least two decades younger than her birth certificate suggests. Much of her youthful energy is due to her self-discipline, which includes a mindful prayer practice, a vegetarian diet, and a focused mind. But just as much of her youthfulness I think,...
By Charlene Crowell A Saturday morning shooting rampage in El Paso, Texas, on August 3 took the lives of 22 people and seriously injured more than two dozen others. Reportedly, the alleged shooter wanted to kill as many Mexicans as he could. Armed with safety glasses, ear coverings and an...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow The National Black Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in Washington, DC on May 23, 1993. Kay and I did this together and by ourselves. Such an organization was a long-time coming. Booker T. Washington had such a vision at the beginning...

Addict or Junkie?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Nick Cocchi would like to be the Sheriff of Hampden County, an Eastern Massachusetts county of half a million people. Springfield, Massachusetts, a city that is about 22 percent African American, is the county seat. Eastern Massachusetts (and indeed, much of New England) is experiencing...
By Julianne Malveaux The shrill conservative Ann Coulter has made headlines because the University of California, Berkeley, wouldn’t let her speak at the end of April. Invited by college Republicans, her appearance threatened to incite violence, as activists on the left and on the right prepared to either protest or...
By Julianne Malveaux One cannot help but be riveted by the outstanding response from the young survivors of the carnage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and their absolute audacity in confronting both Florida legislators and the President with their frustration at the absence of common sense...

THE MYTH OF MERITOCRACY

By Julianne Malveaux William Singer is going to jail. He’s the man who masterminded the college cheating scandal, collecting more than $25 million in bribes between 2011 and 2018 for helping the children of millionaires get into college through what he called “the side door.” More than 50 people got...