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RACE, GENDER AND HEALING

By Julianne Malveaux Just a few days before the corrosive 2016 election, it occurs to me that no matter what the outcome, our social fabric has been shredded by the ugliness of this campaign. Sure, there have been ugly campaigns before, but this one has revealed the extent to which...

The Chatterbox

MAYORAL MADNESS Ima told ya so. Weeks ago we said Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown (aka The Woman in Red) was going to toss her perm in the ring for Chicago mayor. We hear she may be have been convinced by two deceitful preachers and one...
By Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader We should remember to lift the spirit of some of our great ancestors who made significant contributions to the African Liberation Movement. July 2nd was the 93rd birthday of one of these great ancestors, Patrice Lumumba. The meaning of the life and work of our...
By Charlene Crowell Despite federal laws addressing discrimination in housing, credit, and more, President Donald Trump signed on May 21, a rollback of an anti-discrimination guidance affecting auto lending. The presidential signature also marked the first time that a policy that had been in effect for several years was reversed...
By Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Throughout most of our lives, African people in America have been told if you get a good education you can get a good job. African people in Africa were told something similar. If you get a good education your condition in life will improve. In...
Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader The impact of African people being captured in the slave trade and introduced into the western hemisphere as property and commodity are at the root of the breakdown of the African family. Our ancestors were extremely creative in finding ways to develop families despite the...
By Julianne Malveaux There is the adage that Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and I fear it is the adage that may define the ways too many observers have filtered the 45 administration through a skewed lens. There has been much commentary about 45’s twisted tweets, his threats to fire...

Symbolism and Substance

The University of Kentucky at Lexington (the flagship college), has shrouded an indoor mural that features paintings of enslaved Afri- can Americans bending to pick tobacco (maybe, or cotton) while a train full of white folks seems to appear on their backs. There are other offensive images in the...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford Last week, our local chapters (Black Chambers of Commerce) located in the Gulf Coast region got together for a growth summit. Out of this began the existence of the Gulf Coast Regional Black Chamber of Commerce. JR Jones (Mississippi Black Chamber of Commerce) and...
By George E. Curry, Media Columnist      Let’s face it: Contaminated water would not have flowed through the pipes of Flint, Mich. - certainly not for as long as it did - if the residents of the city of nearly 100,000 had been White and affluent instead of Black and largely poor. In...