The other day, I woke up to the news that 292 people were shot and 51 people murdered in Chicago in the first month of the New Year. Then later...
#BlackLivesMatter leaders are advocates. In light of the incessant number of shootings of black women, men, girls and boys, they are acting out. T...
Today's Democratic choices consist of a candidate endorsed by Rahm Emanuel, or Bernie Sanders, a candidate endorsed by 2.3 million contributions from American voters. For Bernie Sanders, the average campaign contribution is less than $30. At one of Emanuel's Chicago fundraising events for Clinton, admission was $2,500.
So, as we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King this weekend, the civil rights movement brings us back to core strategies that still apply if tactically adjusted for the millennium struggle for racial and economic justice.
Forget about it−that it that is those burly security guards barring access to that VIP room where Rahm Emanuel sits. He's the one with no secure access. That's because his fate rests in the hands of two women ensconced there for the foreseeable future
This Martin Luther King Holiday, we need to be mindful of what public school educators are telling us about the state of our schools and by extension, our children and our democracy. "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
In October, Emanuel had seen his former schools chief, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, plead guilty to corruption charges in one of the most brazen bribery schemes in state history. The McDonald controversy brought demands for his resignation that continue today.
The more than 400 mayors descended upon Paris' Hôtel de Ville to send a strong message during this month's climate talks: Cities have emerged as major drivers of innovation and action in global efforts to confront climate change.
The reason that protesters in Chicago are now intensifying their anger, with some now getting arrested, is because they sense corruption not just around the McDonald case and not just around the department, but around the entire system.
If you live in Illinois you know there's no shortage of fodder for "fails" in our state over the year. We've chosen 10 to highlight and recap from the year that was.
(apologies to Jerry Herman) Who is the Mayor that makes us inspired? Rahm! He keeps his job when he should be fired Rahm! The corpses go on stackin' ...
You hire people from your neighborhood Rahm -- just like everyone's always done. And that just don't work anymore. Because your neighborhood is the 1%.
Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.
It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.
My daddy died in January 2013, and one of the last things we talked about was the Chicago police. He was an optimistic man with a fierce passion for social justice, but after a protracted debate with an ultra-idealistic me, he shouted, "Marilyn, don't you know that the police is the biggest gang in the city?"
After sharing my previous article, I received some flack from Twitter users and Facebook commenters, who are still in denial that The Simpsons are fro...