Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow Few across the U.S. have escaped the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Over the past five months there have been dramatic shifts in the way we live our lives with many suffering great loss, both of lives and of livelihoods. This...
By Julianne Malveaux Our nation, these United States, is founded on the principles of racism and patriarchy. They are reflected in our very constitution, where enslaved persons were counted as a fraction of a person, and only men of property were allowed the right to vote. The filthy inequality at...
Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Leighton Glenn Jackson (Better known as Pompy or Frog) I am writing this brief reflection of my 67-year friendship with Leigh- ton who recently made his transition to eternity in Houston, Texas on December 19, 2017. I met Leighton on the corner of 57th and Maryland sometime in...
By Julianne Malveaux There were 4623 incarcerated people over 65 in federal prisons during the first week of May. Until May 12, Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s one-time campaign manager, was one of them. The 71-year-old petitioned the court for release to home confinement because of his age, heart condition, and...

The Chatterbox

STEP LOVE Rumors are swirling around about a popular preacher who got “excommunicated” meaning “kicked out” of his church and leadership position for having relations with his stepsister. This married man of the cloth was said to be carrying on with the steamy love affair for quite some time and...

The Chatterbox

By Ima Gontellit, Chicago Crusader MOVING ON OUT? People are out here wondering where the Voice of the Negro will find a home now that the man who owns the building the radio station is housed in is up for sale. The former Soft Sheen property at 1000 E. 87th Street...
Research center needed urgently to address Trans-Generational Epigenetic Injury  By Kamm Howard Transgenerational Epigenetics is a new field of science, about 15 years old, that examines how cataclysmic occurrences can alter a portion of the gene, and how that altered expression is passed down generationally. This was first examined in trying to...

EDUCATION FOR WHAT?

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 the early part of the...
By Harry C. Alford Beyond the Rhetoric Something was taken for granted with the Trump Transition Team. It was assumed that Omarosa Manigault was the point person for African Americans. Just about everyone thought that. As time went on it became apparent that she didn’t know it. I remember the first...
Car loan debt up 75%, a record high since 2009 By Charlene Crowell In recent months, many economists and lawmakers have frequently touted how the nation’s economy is performing really well. Often citing historically low unemployment rates, I’ve always felt that such pronouncements failed to consider the untold millions of Americans who...