Robert Buggs Sr.
By Robert Buggs, Sr. “Don’t want outsiders like NAACP in their meeting,” states FOP Lodge #125 President James Tomko. That is the sentiment of the majority of Chris Anton Lodge #125’s membership, according to President James Tomko. His personal commentary was, “I think these guys have been beat up enough, put...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams This is the season for celebration of scholarly achievement. After years of tireless commitment and relentless pursuit, after late-night intensive study and early morning lectures, after grueling research, papers and reports, along with class presentations and cramming for strenuous examinations, the Class of ‘21 can finally...
Rep. Delia Ramirez, Rep. Tom Demmer
By Reps. Delia Ramirez and Tom Demmer These are incredibly challenging times for middle-class and working families all across our state. The COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating aftermath are only adding to the pain. In the city of Chicago and Illinois’ more populous areas, the housing crisis is all too real...
Julianne Malveaux
By Julianne Malveaux President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris are off to a running start. With more than a third of Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, and now potentially more vaccine available than arms, President Biden did what he said he would do, thus jumpstarting our sluggish economy. Unemployment...
Dr. Janet Seabrook
The spread of COVID-19 has created a constant stream of discussion around symptoms, testing, long-term effects, vaccination, etc. One area of concern that has not received as much attention is the tremendous mental impact that the pandemic has had on most, if not all of us. From the quarantining...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams There is an elephant in the room of Black Americans that goes ignored or downplayed on a regular basis, even though it looms conspicuously. It impacts African Americans of all age, income, and education levels. It has been here since the beginning of time and is...
Harry Alford
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford It was a typical Monday afternoon during my senior year at the University of Wisconsin when fellow linebacker John Borders plopped down next to my seat. John informed me that he had made another deal with Professor Rosenstein. He said this deal was to do...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams It seems like the struggle has been forever. That’s because it has been. But as pervasive as the expression “Black Lives Matter” may be, the truth is it only became an international catchphrase after – and as a result of – the tragic murder of Trayvon...
Oscar H. Blayton
By Oscar H. Blayton In 1735 when the French colonists of Louisiana pursued the Natchez War against Native Americans, they mustered free and enslaved African Americans into two military companies that came to be known as the Corps D'Afrique. The soldiers of the Corps D'Afrique fought against Indigenous People as well...
Keith Magee
By Keith Magee Note: The author wrote this commentary Tuesday, April 21, 2021 one day before the Chauvin verdict was reached I am completely baffled. I cannot understand why Black people continue to be killed without every single American demanding that all police officers across the country just stop it. Stop...