Saturday, January 16, 2021

RECLAIMING OUR YOUTH

By 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 Our 45th President has had no trouble claiming the good employment news reported for January and February of this year. In those jobs reports, released on the first Friday of the month, we saw unemployment rates of 4.8 and 4.7 percent. In both of those months, more...
By Dr. Conrad Worril, Chicago Crusader We must regain the momentum, which the Reparations Movement had in the first few years of this century. The United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa recognized the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery as a Crime Against Humanity, for which Reparations...
By Charlene Crowell This year has brought a number of significant developments. A new Congress, the 115th in our nation’s history and similarly the 45th president have together begun a new era of government. From all indications, this new leadership seeks to create public policies and priorities that significantly alter...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford In 1957, Ghana was the richest nation in sub-Saharan Africa with a per capita income of $490. That was nearly the same as South Korea, which had a per capita income of $491. By the early 1980s Ghana’s per capita income had been reduced...
By Charlene Crowell From youth yearning for the time to have their own place, to older Americans hoping to age in place, the need to have a home is a shared concern of consumers of all ages and locales. It’s where children are raised and memorable moments dwell. It’s also...

The Chatterbox

By Ima Gontellit EDITOR'S NOTE: This column is published as political satire, street gossip and humor, and therefore should not be considered as fact but rather as matter of opinion. None of the items therein are collected by the news gathering staff of the Crusader Newspaper Group. Items forwarded to...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford It has been 45 years since my mentor, Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher, implemented the Philadelphia Plan. This was a federal program used to integrate unions. From the beginning the construction trades resisted with violence and Jim Crow style segregation. Take the pipe fitters’ union...

THE MAROON WITHIN US

Our late, great 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 wrote, “African Americans remain...
By Julianne Malveaux The “budget lite” that our 45th President submitted is described as a “budget blueprint to make America Great Again.” Submitted in the third week of March, it trumpets draconian cuts in many federal programs, eliminating some that provide important services, including the African Development Foundation, the Corporation...