Segregation

Immigration

Keep the Classroom Door Open

50 years ago, 4 students in Greensboro sat down at a lunch counter and helped spark a movement across North Carolina to end segregation in our state.  Let us be inspired by their courage. Students can make a difference. But … Continued

Politics

Cross-Post: Why Racism and White Supremacy Will Continue to Reign in 2011

January 6, 2011 | Black Agenda Report / By Margaret Kimberley The U.S. is not a post-racial society, as the events of the past year attest — from a governor glorifying segregation to a Fox pundit calling for Michael Vick’s … Continued

Politics

Mockingbirds, Truth and Justice

My favorite novel is Harper Lee’s brilliant To Kill A Mockingbird, set in small town Alabama in the 1930’s.  The narrator recalls the events that happened when she, Jean Louise Finch (nicknamed Scout) was seven and her lawyer father Atticus … Continued

Culture

Can You Avoid Segregation? New website shows you how

Staff at the Center for New Community recently discovered a new website dealing with the issue of segregation. Understandingprejudice.org has been in existence since 2002, but it recently added a very informative section called, “Can You Avoid Segregation?”. According to … Continued

Ann Coulter: Not Just Crazy…a Crazy Racist

Mark Potok over at Southern Poverty Law Center wrote a great article ripping apart Ann Coulter. Here is an excerpt: In her latest foaming-mouth tome — Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America, released on Jan. 6 — Coulter … Continued

Squat for Your Livelihood!

Squatting used to be a dirty word; now it’s a real way to prevent losing everything you have. One can’t talk about the economic recession/depression, without talking about the housing crisis. Many of us know firsthand or have heard the … Continued

Immigration

Chicago’s Hometown Heroes

I was born and raised in the Chicago-area. I grew up going to Cubs games with my dad, and playing catch in the backyard. I spent most of my childhood in a suburb where one enjoyed the best of the … Continued