Columnist and Editorial Board Member, Chicago Sun-Times
No one can argue Ida B. Wells, a civil rights icon and anti-lynching crusader who raised her family in Chicago, shouldn’t have a street named for her.
“He wanted to be cremated and he wanted me to spread his ashes on the baseball diamond at Gately Stadium,” his wife, Cathy Peterson told me.
It was a beautiful day. Then I read that another “Super Kid” was killed on our streets. She’nyah O’Flynn was in the city to spend time with her dad.
U of C professor Waldo E. Johnson Jr.’s groundbreaking research on African-American fathers challenges negative stereotypes and assumptions.
The silence surrounding the mass exodus of board members at the DuSable speaks to the bigger problem facing the African-American community: disunity
MITCHELL: So can you get a presidential pardon or commutation these days without a celebrity in your corner? Maybe more celebrities should speak up.
On Sunday afternoon, a woman was pushed from an L platform onto the tracks at the CTA Red Line Belmont station, and no one has been apprehended.
MITCHELL: Young people should be able to go all over the city without feeling they don’t belong. But they don’t have a right to make others miserable.
MITCHELL: You can’t hide from aging I’ve finally recognized upon turning 69. So why bother?
Five years ago, you helped send Jason Roberts, a very deserving Urban Prep Academy graduate, to the University of Pennsylvania.
MITCHELL: Fifty years after the Fair Housing Act was enacted, black homeownership far lags that for whites. Some people are trying to help fix that.
Black folks shed tears of joy when Obama was elected president. When it comes to his presidential center, he’s been treated like a tricky politician.
Activist priest Michael Pfleger didn’t mince words in ripping Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reinstate the death penalty.