Category : Midwest

Midwest / Illinois - 11 months ago

Do We Need a Universal Basic Income? A Debate.

The main Norwegian social wealth fund is especially interesting because it does not invest in speculative real estate or coal, and is planning to divest from oil and gas. It also excludes companies from its portfolio if they violate human rights and...

Midwest / Illinois - 11 months ago

What drove Senator Tippins to resign?

In a recent AJC interview, former Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Sen. Lindsey Tippins was quoted as saying “I’d rather be shot doing what was right, than be lauded for doing what I believed to be wrong.” Those are strong words from a st...

Midwest / Illinois - 11 months ago

Why Abolishing ICE Is Good Climate Policy

The war on terror has unleashed unspeakable cruelty. We must not rely on its institutions to fix the climate crisis. It’s hard to imagine what a just and effective U.S. governmental response to the climate crisis might look like. It’s even harder to...

Midwest / Illinois - 11 months ago

A MESSAGE TO AFRICAN AMERICAN GRADUATES

Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Once again, I am sharing my annual graduation speech in hopes that it will help African people in America understand the real meaning of these rites of passage for thousands of our young people who will be parti...

Midwest / Illinois - 11 months ago

We work so hard because results matter

Dr. Vanessa Allen By Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloud, President and CEO, Urban League of NWI On May 22, 2018, the Urban League’s Annual Student Achievement Luncheon hosted young people from all over Northwest Indiana who have been working hard to achiev...

Midwest / Illinois - 11 months ago

Do We Need a Federal Jobs Guarantee? A Debate.

Although post-work utopians claim robots are rendering human labor obsolete, the data shows no such evidence. As the Center for Economic and Policy Research notes, the last decade actually saw a decline in productivity growth between 2006 and 2015,...

Midwest / Illinois - 11 months ago

Ja’Mal Green: From Activist to Mayor?

Two years ago, when Chicagoans were horrified by the graphic video images of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by CPD Officer Jason Van Dyke, Ja’mal Green adorned a “Rahm Failed Us” t-shirt and protested on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s front l...