It was hard to be hopeful in 2020, with one crisis after another fighting for our attention: COVID-19, climate change, the financial crisis, and systemic racism. Additionally, quarantining may be testing our stress and general health from lack of social contact and exercise. But as the former Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to […]
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
With the upcoming election, while I know that everyone may think that their own issue is important (and it may be), I think especially with the strange and unprecedented times […]
Evanston is looking forward to primary and consolidated elections. On Feb. 23, voters will choose candidates for Mayor, Aldermen for two wards and City Clerk. Many organizations are sponsoring meetings […]
On the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I wanted to take this opportunity to address recent acts of hate, racism and bigotry in our community. Over the […]
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Like most Americans I believe in the dream of democracy. I dream of a “more perfect union” knowing that the union we claim is clearly far from being perfect at all. Nothing attests to that more than the events in our Capitol on January 6, 2021. […]
President Trump declares, “Open the schools.” Though clearly he overlooks the complexity, opening schools is the right thing to do. However, the process is a three-dimensional Tetris puzzle with constantly moving pieces. Like Tetris, putting them in the right place at the right time is the […]
The YWCA Evanston/North Shore will host a forum on racial healing and reparations from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 19. The panelists are Monica Haslip, founder of Little Black Pearl in Bronzeville and a national trainer of racial healing circle practitioners for the Kellogg Foundation’s […]
The outrageous attack during the Democratic Party of Evanston’s interview of Fifth Ward Aldermanic candidate Carolyn Murray was, as she herself said, “an attack on us.” The intruder into the Zoom session repetitively used words intended to demean Black people, including Ms. Murray, and ended with […]