Category : Illinois

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

Dr. Smith urges an end to gun violence

State Rep. Vernon G. Smith The day after the Ash Wednesday mass shooting in a Parkland, Florida high school, State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) addressed the full body of the Indiana House of Representatives on the issue of gun violence and the n...

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

A STATUE FOR MARION, AND FOR US

Marion Berry, Jr. Dr. Julianne MaleauxBy Julianne Malveaux Marion Barry, Jr. was the longest-serving mayor of Washington, D.C. The people and the pundits of D.C. gave him the moniker “Mayor for Life” because, after holding the Mayor’s office from...

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

Funeral services set for Lerone Bennett, Jr. 

Lerone Bennett, Jr. By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Funeral services for Lerone Bennett, Jr., who died on February 14, 2018 at the age of 89, are scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the St. Columbanus Catholic Church, 331 E. 71st ...

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

Depressed? Anxious? Blame Neoliberalism.

How capitalist culture is making us sick. Neoliberalism makes us miserable by creating a society designed solely for buyers and sellers. Then it uses the pain caused by such a dystopian project as an excuse to tell us our brains are broken and that...