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City budgets aren’t so simple

municipal budget, budget symbol

It was early morning Septemeber 8 and WVON Radio host Matt McGill was handling a succession of obviously perplexed callers after he asked if the City of Chicago should add 500 new police officers. The basis for the question was […]

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We need to support the Bud Billiken

Bud Billiken Parade, South Shore Drill Team, Chicago Defender Charities

This is an opportunity, not a problem It is very rare in our community that we have nearly a year to identify, assess and correct a situation. That is exactly what Chicago’s Black community is facing when it comes to […]

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Let’s end the race relations talk

The onslaught of Black men being murdered by police across the country, the recent fatal sniper attack on Dallas, Texas police officers, and the same in Baton Rouge, La., the unrelenting bigoted language by the Republican Party’s apparent nominee for […]

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Collaboration needed in killings aftermath

Two Milwaukee cops determined he did nothing wrong, but a third one shot him 14 times. RIP Dontre Hamilton   Whether it’s newly minted activists or veterans of the Civil Rights Movement (CRM), the slaughter of Black folks by police […]

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New York Times story not fit to print

Freedom's Journal,George Curry

By George Curry Since 1897, the New York Times has boasted that it publishes “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” That slogan, created by Adolph S. Ochs, the original owner, still appears on the masthead of the Times each […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Affirmative Action by George Curry

Supreme Court Building

George Curry Media Columnist   In many instances, the Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action ruling upholding the University of Texas’s affirmative action program was overshadowed by a same-day order overturning President Obama’s executive order to ease illegal immigrants’ path to […]

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Former US Steel site perfect for Lucas, even better for the city

south works

Even though the news cycle has given us far bigger and more interesting stories, many Chicagoans are still discussing, some seething over the fact that like a 10-year-old not picked for the game, George Lucas is taking his basketball and […]

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Dealing with Disrespect from the Democrats and Republicans by George Curry

1972 Black Political Conventnion

George Curry Media Columnist   After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of this year’s National Black Political Convention in Gary, Ind., I received quite a few emails asking: What can we do about it? […]

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