The United States is always touted as being a democracy, which means that everyone should be able to participate in the political process. The chief tool for this is THE VOTE! Voting is important because every citizen, no matter how wealthy, has ONLY ONE VOTE. The advantage that the...
Historian to be honored with  Birthday Gala Dec 9. In his Bronzeville neighborhood, he is known as Baba, Griot. Teller of tales, fighter of the good fight, protector of our history. He is a cultural icon, a larger than life figure whose legacy encompasses more than 80 decades. His life’s journey...
One of our hopes for the New Year is that the African American community would strive to seek new ways to unify in order to be prepared to face the challenges that are bound to be revealed in the wake of a Donald Trump presidency. This wishful thinking was...
One of the ironies of life is that sometimes we hide the truth from ourselves in order to justify unpleasant realities. When this happens, the same mistakes will be repeated because we inadvertently hide our dirty laundry. The fact is, however, that we do have dirty laundry, and it...
The game of chess has been around for centuries and has captured the minds of some of the world’s greatest thinkers. What’s intriguing about this game is that it seems to mimic real life. You have the board with 64 alternating black and white squares, recalling the 64 hexagrams...
More than two years after first being charged with fraud, extortion and bribery, 20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran finally plead guilty at his March 21 change-of-plea hearing before U.S. District Judge Jorge L. Alonso. Cochran, who has represented the South Side ward since 2007, chose not to run again, which...
The past week or so have been very trying for America, with racial tensions coming to a boiling point. One recent interview regarding race relations reveals an underlying cause for this tension; a white supremacist mindset. There was a CNN interview conducted by Fareed Zakaria in which he asked...
People have just recently become aware of the fact that the town of Flint, Michigan has a water crisis and, as is true in many situations these days, the majority of people affected are Black. Of course, there are a lot of trusting white Americans who don’t see anything...
Black people in America are killing each other…and it’s not just with guns and knives! The murder rate in some American cities is so great that a new meme is circulating – that white men dressed up as Blacks are doing the killing. Actually, this is not really a...

Boycott Christmas

There is a move on spearheaded by the Nation of Islam to boycott Christmas. What this actually means is that Black people are being requested to boycott Christmas from a materialistic standpoint, but not boycott Jesus. In other words, as so many people have been heard to say -...