By Charlene Crowell In the classic movie film, Gone with the Wind, the owner of the Tara plantation admonished his daughter for remarking that she didn’t care about her home. In a sharp rebuke, Gerald O’Hara declared that “land was the only thing worth living for, worth fighting for…worth dying...
Charlene Crowell
By Charlene Crowell Once again, the White House Budget Proposal slashes funding and programs that many low- and moderate-income consumers rely upon. From higher education to a repeated attack to deny the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau its full funding and financial independence from the annual congressional appropriations process, efforts to increase...
Kwamé Turé (a.k.a. Stokely Carmichael) was born on June 29, 1941, in Trinidad. He moved to New York with his parents at a young age. We must always remember Brother Kwamé’s contributions to the worldwide African Liberation Movement. On the morning of November 15, 1998, it was learned that Kwamé...
Charlene Crowell
By Charlene Crowell A banking fee that averages $35 per transaction collectively costs America’s consumers nearly $14 billion each year. A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) focuses on overdraft fees and provides a profile of those hit hardest. These fees drain from the pockets of people...
Oscar H. Blayton

STOP “OTHERING”

By Oscar H. Blayton I wondered how long expressions of empathy would continue to be front and center in the minds of Americans following the hate-fueled multiple murders of Asian women in and near Atlanta, Georgia. To be clear, two of the victims of Robert Aaron Long’s homicidal mania were not of Asian ancestry....
By Julianne Malveaux After Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Falcon Heights, Minnesota there was Dallas. After rogue cops unceremoniously killed two Black men, there were five police officers killed by a deranged sniper who reportedly said he wanted to kill white police officers. Too many commentators attempted to characterize the sniper,...
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...

KNOW Hunger Chicago 2016

By Tom Hayes, President, Tyson Foods, Inc. Shari Runner, President & CEO, Chicago Urban League As the great Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” This holiday season gives us the...
By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader First, let me make it clear that this is not about Indiana’s new governor, Eric Holcomb, though to make my point, details of his gubernatorial ascent are relevant.. This is about the core reason most white Americans really get misty eyed when they recite the...

CCICS AND 53 YEARS

The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is entering its 53rd year. Upon my retirement as Director of CCICS on December 31, 2016, the university appointed Dr. BarBara Scott to serve as Interim Director. Dr. Scott had been a longtime NEIU...