By Julianne Malveaux I’m leaving 2018 behind, with its myriad trials and tribulations. For me, many of the challenges revolved around the unhealthy atmosphere in Washington, D.C., and that’s not likely to change. But many of the challenges, joys, and sorrows were also personal. One of them was the loss...
Beyond the Rhetoric  By Harry C. Alford The Coal Industry has been under attack since the beginning of the Obama Administration. The President has stated that “I want to kill coal.” Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said, “I want to put all of the coal workers out of business.” They have...
By Julianne Malveaux The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is supposed to “protect” consumers from fraud and predatory lending.  But since 45 has ruled the roost, he has empowered exploiters to extract too much money from consumers. And he has exposed himself to implicit bribes, which is why the Consumer Financial...
Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Until recently, there had been a scholarly debate among European intellectuals, as well as some Blacks, on what they referred to as the peopling of ancient Egypt. What this question really posed was, “Who were the ancient Egyptians?” Were they Black, white, mulatto, etc.? This issue...
By Harry C. Alford Beyond the Rhetoric The crisis concerning the Korean Peninsula is as bad now as it ever has been. The beginnings go back to the Russo – Japanese War during the beginning of the 20th Century. Ja- pan, in effect, won the war by gaining additional territory through significant...
It appears that every time Donald Trump unleashes another vile, racist or hateful diatribe, the more his support grows among his Republican base. “Just in the past few days, Mr. Trump has repeated the lie that President Obama intends to admit 200,000 Syrian refugees; the correct number is 10,000....

LOVING AFRICAN PEOPLE

Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader The word love is probably one of the most used and overworked words in the English language. According to most European definitions, love is “a feeling of strong personal attachment induced by sympathetic understanding or by ties of kinship.” And of course we are most...

The Chatterbox

By Ima Gontellit, Chicago Crusader  KEEPS GETTING BIGGER We hear that with one person about to drop out of the upcoming Chicago race for mayor, now two more is fixin’ to high tail it onto the ballot. One is a white gal and the other is another brown-skinned person who was...

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...
By Julianne Malveaux Even as our legislators grapple with impeachment, they are also charged to pass a dozen budget bills, including a bill on “defense.” Recent elections suggest a paradigm shift in the way we view budget spending, what with Democrats taking charge in both Virginia and Kentucky (I’m not...