By Charlene Crowell As 2017’s Black History observances unfold in communities across the country, new research on racial wealth gaps refutes the age-old advice for people of color to pull themselves up by their proverbial bootstraps. According to researchers at Demos and the Institute for Assets & Social Policy at...
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 We must stop the “Miseducation” of our youth. We must help our youth to redefine the reality of the institutions that affect us. The political behavior of a certain sector of Africans in America leadership in the educational arena should cause us to ask the...

For the Love of Money

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford There just seems to be no end to the scandals connected with Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, and her role in the Global Clinton Foundation. It was a money-making rouse aimed at raking in as many millions of dollars regardless of the...
By Julianne Malveaux As a progressive who worked hard to help get Secretary Hillary Clinton elected, it is challenging for me to accept Donald Trump as President. But, he won. At least for now, I have to make the best of a bad situation. Which means progressives like me will...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford The Wall along our southern border will indeed be built and it is at least 30 years overdue. Mexico does a lot of serious and legal trading with the United States. In fact, we have a trade deficit with them of over $60 billion...
By Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Since the early 1900s, Black and white scholars have written much on the Black family. When one examines the card catalogue of any library in America they will find volumes of books, articles and newspaper clippings discussing some aspect of Black family life. What we...
By Julianne Malveaux Every day that he holds the Presidency, Donald Trump does something outrageous. He blusters, he just plain lies, and he bullies. He pushes his decisions, his executive orders, down the throats of a Congress that he dominates. Why not let the democratic process work and let them...
Part II of II (Continued from last week) Dear Mr. President: In the decade of the 60s deadly violence against Civil Rights advocates was the tenor of the day. Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, John Lewis was beaten within an inch of his life...
Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader The African Centered Education Movement has brought a new meaning to the annual African American History Month celebrations that have become so popular. That new meaning of African Centered thought, as defined by Dr. Wade Nobles, “is nothing more than a term categorizing a quality...