Lockdown Gives Time to Rethink: Reader

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 […]

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Charles Wilkinson: A Fragile Democracy

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.  […]

Racial Healing and Reparations: Two Steps Towards Transformation

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 […]

Be Vigilant

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 […]


Cool Spring, Gray Skies, Dazzling Blossoms

Despite many 50-degree mornings and evenings, Evanston is alive with the beauty of spring. Tulips and daffodils brighten gardens throughout the community, trees and shrubs are flowering, and early vegetables […]


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