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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Laments the passing of Chicago Journalist NBC anchor, Warner Saunders

Chicago - We miss him already. Warner Saunder’s presence was always there. He was a community treasure and possessed a keen intellect. He was an outstanding journalist who covered the campaign of Harold Washington in 1983 with fairness and wisdom.

What does it mean to be an American?

Tell me: What does it actually mean to be an American? In the press of day-to-day events and amid the ongoing tumult of politics, we don’t think about this much. Yet it’s a crucial question, one that each generation in ...

Cosby lawyers take first step in appeal process

Citing doctored evidence, including an exclusive NNPA Newswire report last month that revealed tapes used to convict Bill Cosby were doctored, attorneys for the comedian have formally begun the process they hope will win his release from a Pennsylvania prison ...

Wayne's words: Race, violence and changing attitudes

This last week I had an opportunity to attend a workshop that focused on racism in today’s culture. It’s a tough topic to discuss because the majority of our society recognizes its reality but denies it exists in our personal ...

President Laughingstock

Our 45th President rushed back from his United Nations meeting in New York to watch the hearing of his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Reportedly, he was impressed by Dr. Ford, but excited ...

Statement from DuPage Township Democrats

Bolingbrook - On September 19 the DuPage Township Democrats discussed the upcoming Nov. 6th Bolingbrook Park Board Referendum that will increase our property taxes. DuPage Township Democrats voted unanimously to VOTE NO on the upcoming ballot measure. Below is the ...

Letter to the Editor: Setting it straight

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet recently learned that James Nowak, a former Catholic priest who has been accused of child sexual abuse, has moved into a hotel next to one of our Catholic Charities’ offices. Catholic Charities was unaware of ...

We live in a divided country

Our economy is creating winners and losers, with no clear way up the ladder for millions of Americans. The last few decades have produced great inequality of wealth and with it, unequal access to the levers of power. We’re split ...

Trucks and Baseball

Too many trucks on the road are a common refrain in the Will County area and it packs a lot of reality. The County’s road infrastructure is inadequate considering the amount of usage required on a daily basis. Any mention ...

Here’s why I believe in America

It’s so easy these days to despair about the future of our country. It feels like half the people I run into just want to pull the covers over their heads and ignore the news. There’s dysfunction at the highest ...

Minority Business programs – How much is Fake?

Since I was in high school my conscience was about bettering the lives of fellow African Americans. As a teenager I would work at housing construction sites. Spotting drywall and clean up were my niche. At the same time, I ...

Wayne's Words: "Past is Prologue”

Labor Day weekend has ended and that marks the official end of summer. Fall is supposed to bring crisp, cooler weather. That’s certainly not the experience of this last week and most likely we can look forward to another few ...

Donald Trump gives himself an “A+” for his time in office

President Trump has been in office for 585 days depending when you read this article. Many conservatives and Republicans believe that he is doing a good job, and in an interview, he gave himself a grade of “A+.” With 40% ...

Fuzzy History, Fuzzy Plan

The barometer of history is usually a fair indicator of what will happen in the future. That is why history is often altered to conform to the circumstances that prevail in the present. Thus, the thirteen-year legacy of the public ...

OP-ED: Omarosa is not your dog, Trump

I am no fan of Omarosa Manigault Newman, the mononymous diva who dominates the airwaves whenever she wants to. Her new book, “Unhinged,” which I won’t read, is billed as a tell-all on “45's” White House and its shenanigans. In ...

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