Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion


As a kid growing up on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s, I loved baseball. But most blacks then didn’t love the Chicago Cubs. There were two reasons for that. The Cubs played at Wrigley Field on Chicago’s North Side and blacks almost literally took their lives in their hand walking or driving though the Read More…

Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

Anxiety looms as world follows Nigeria elections

Nigeria, Africa’s so-called giant and the world’s largest black nation, is in the news again. As usual, much of the world is watching with considerable trepidation. Next month, voters in the nation of 170 million people will go to the polls. They’ll have to decide between two hard candidates who are the current frontrunners. And, Read More…

MLK March Rally

Dream Denied

By Thandi Chimurenga Contributing Writer Every year, the scene is the same: Millions of well-meaning patriots gather in parks and parades to salute peace activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor his fabled dream of an all-inclusive, color-blind America. Less attention is paid, however, to King’s fight for economic equality in America, which was Read More…