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The tragedy of guns in the streets

The tragedy of guns in the streets

Jun. 12 | Another senseless death   Maya Angelou passed May 28. She had her finger “on the pulse of morning.” She had her “caged bird” sing a prayer of freedom to rise above the “bitter, twisted lies” people of color must contend with, for,...

Maya Angelou    April 4, 1928 — May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou April 4, 1928 — May 28, 2014

Jun. 8 | How does one pay adequate tribute to the legacy of Maya Angelou, the beloved historic icon and cultural treasure who passed away on May 28? Her enduring presence as an enlightening, empowering beacon to which the hearts and minds of Black women faithfully...

Passion for Black history, culture leads couple to found company

Passion for Black history, culture leads couple to found company

Feb. 19 | Liberation Clothing and Gifts and Black History Expo result   By Isaac Peterson, III Contributing Writer   About two years ago, Karla said to her husband Anthony, “Now is the time to start our own business,” and Liberation Clothing...

Local civil rights leader Matthew Little passes

Local civil rights leader Matthew Little passes

Jan. 29 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer Matt Little is gone, leaving a legendary legacy. He was widely renowned and will be well remembered as a Civil Rights Era icon who held a soul-deep commitment to empowering the African American community....

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

Dec. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Over the course of three decades, the late Sid Ordower brought the greats and some-to-be greats in gospel music each week on local Chicago television. The likes of Albertina Walker, Mahalia Jackson,...

“Ask What  You Can Do For Your Country”

“Ask What You Can Do For Your Country”

Dec. 4 |               By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   “It should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices what it preaches about...

Free Angela provides a brilliant, invaluable look into America’s history

Free Angela provides a brilliant, invaluable look into America’s history

Nov. 23 |   Movie Review By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   It is sad to see how complacent we Black people have grown since the 1960s. The bourgeoisie blithely transitioned from a populace who once vowed “We Will Overcome” to a generation...

Wilder Foundation hosts unFRAMED conversations

Wilder Foundation hosts unFRAMED conversations

Sep. 4 | (upper left, clockwise) Jason Sole, LaDonna Redmond, Babara Epps, Spike Moss, Photos by Jamal Denman Blacks discuss Zimmerman verdict’s effects on youth   By Jamal Denman Online Editor     On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the...

Don’t let the radicals say anything

Don’t let the radicals say anything

Sep. 4 |               If there is a theme to the 50th year commemorative marches held in Washington DC and in cities all over the country last weekend, it had to be “don’t let the ‘real’” activists speak. I think...

Why government spying? Because you are the enemy!

Why government spying? Because you are the enemy!

Jun. 26 | The recent revelations that the government is storing all — that’s right, all — of our phone calls and emails and general communication ought to give us all cause to pause. Why would our government want to spy on everyone? Surely it is our...