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Now we do need a Black leader

Most of my adult life I have vehemently opposed the term “Black leader.” I always saw it as a media construct. It was used during the Civil Rights Movement (CRM) by the media to help that industry place blame on […]

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OK Mr. Z, I’m on the radio

Charles Zuegner, Creighton University, Journalism

I am sure that back in the early 1970s the ritual was the same every semester. I would wander into Mr. Chuck Zuegner’s office with my schedule. He would peruse it, pick up his pen to OK it, and then […]

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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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When Glenn Reedus was in the news

Marcie Hill described me as an angel–awww http://www.marciewrites.com/glenn-reedus-is-my-journalism-angel   Replacing Roland Martin as exec editor of the Chicago Defender Feb. 2007 http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2007/02/02/the-defenders-new-editor My fave interviews and chances to share my (journalistic) thoughts have been because of Ken Davis’ Chicago Newsroom […]

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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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There is no value in newspaper endorsements

Bruce Rauner

Since I set foot as an employee in my first newsroom more than 40 years ago, I have had the privilege and opportunity to see what comprises a newspaper’s brain trust-the men and women who research, dissect and write the […]

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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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