STANDING ON SACRED GROUND

By Julianne Malveaux , NNPA Columnist Three unarmed Black men encountered a group of white men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910. Without warning, and with no reason, the white men opened fire on the Black men. And for two days white men simply...

They Blame it on Us?

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow It is absolutely shocking! In Illinois, 43 percent of people who have died from the disease and 28 percent of those who have tested positive are African-Americans, a group that makes up just 15 percent of the state’s population. African-Americans, who account for a third of positive...

The Chatterbox

By Ima Gontellit, Chicago Crusader SHAKIN’ IN DEY BOOTS A recent series of political moves by the state Democratic Party has quite a few “old school” Negro politicians confused and scratching their heads. Translation, people close to them are openly wondering if it’s time for their “guy” to “retire from politics.”...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow The state of Black Business is challenging. The political environment, international challenges and malcontent is making “Peace in the Valley” an escaping concept. Black entrepreneurship began to evolve at a noticeable pace during the 1960s. From a few seats on the...

RUNNING FOR EXPOSURE

By Julianne Malveaux Twenty-four people are running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. From where I sit, at least half of them are only running for exposure, for the Vice-Presidential nod, for Cabinet secretary, to push a platform, or to simply be seen. Their ambitions have...
By Charlene Crowell  Every day American school children are taught about this country’s founding. Untold generations were taught that in a democracy, government is “of, by, and for the people.” Yet when it comes to consumer finance, some who serve in government seem to have forgotten for whom they work. Mick...
By 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...
By Rep. Cedric L. Richmond If you’ve been to a Black Lives Matter rally or tweeted the related hashtag recently, then the FBI might consider you a “Black Identity Extremist,” at least according to a report published by one of the nation’s top law enforcement agencies. In October, an internal FBI report...
By Dr. Erma Brooks Williams The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) was founded in Chicago in 1942 as the Committee of Racial Equality by African American and white student activists. The main goal of the organization was to abolish racial discrimination. James Farmer and George Houser were the leaders of...

GET READY FOR KWANZAA

In the wake of the rising re-emergence of the Black Student Movement in America, it is important that every segment of the African Community in America begin preparing for the Kwanzaa Season. It is estimated that more than 30 million Africans in America participate in some sort of Kwanzaa...