By Charlene Crowell Public pressure to restore a key HUD rule has united civil rights, public and private sector stakeholders in a swelling and nearly daily drumbeat of concern calling for fair housing to be supported and HUD’s replacement rule to be rescinded. On July 23 the rule known as Affirmatively...
By Vernon A. Williams There will be more false news reporting, blatantly inaccurate social media posts, unfounded rumors, baseless allegations and unimaginable distractions poured into public consumption over the next 10 weeks than anyone has experienced in the past 10 years. It is fact, not hyperbole, that the United States is...
By Delta Jones-Walker Exactly three years ago, I wrote this article for the millennial generation. As I read over it, I am amazed at how relevant it is now more than ever. I added one more tip to the list, but all else remains the same. Please share this information...
By Julianne Malveaux On the same day we learned that the U.S. economy contracted by 9.5 percent in the second quarter of this year, the United States Senate adjourned and went home, even though the economic contraction is the largest since growth data has been collected. They left without passing the...
By Delta Jones-Walker Exactly three years ago, I wrote this article for the millennial generation. As I read over it, I am amazed at how relevant it is now more than ever. I added one more tip to the list, but all else remains the same. Please share this information...
By Julianne Malveaux Congressman John Robert Lewis was just 17 when he reached out to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a letter conveying his desire to attend all-white Troy State College (now Troy State University) that was just 10 miles from his home. Lewis submitted an application but never...
Beyond the Rhetoric Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow According to Alex Carcidi, financial blogger at Motley Fool, (TM Carcidi): “With the coronavirus pandemic gripping the world, governments every- where are desperate to speed up the discovery of a vaccine. In the U.S., since May, this dire need has been addressed by...
By Jesse Jackson “Hitler had his Brown shirts and Mussolini had his Black shirts, now Donald Trump has his camouflage shirts.” Thus began a statement signed by 15 distinguished interdenominational religious leaders in Chicago that I joined, including ministers, priests, and rabbis. Comparisons to Hitler are always explosive, but the comparison...
By Vernon A. Williams The single greatest influence in my writing career is Imogene Harris. While I developed the instinct to capture words on paper before meeting the Gary Info Newspaper guru in my junior year at Gary Roosevelt High School, her allowing me to launch the column, “On the...
By Vernon A. Williams If the hands of time turned back and my grown daughter Bridget was a child today at Vohr Elementary School in Gary – in the midst of a global health crisis – the opinions and dictates of this president, the governor or (mis)education czar Betty DeVos...