If history has taught us anything about activism, it is that it costs — a lot.
Columnist and Editorial Board Member, Chicago Sun-Times
He described Hoover as a “living statute” to African Americans, whatever that means.
On Saturday, Mary Mitchell will be the emcee at the “Hattie McDaniel Bras and Bagels” breast cancer awareness event at a Macy’s in Calumet City.
Parents are left trying to not only protect their children from the shooting, but also trying to explain why it is happening.
MITCHELL: In the end, it wasn’t the city’s most powerful politicians or the movers and shakers in the black community who won justice for McDonald.
MITCHELL: During closings, the defense did its best to dehumanize the troubled teenager to explain why Van Dyke was “justified” in shooting him.
MITCHELL: Mama Carrie used to tell us: “You’re not going anywhere until the Good Lord is ready for you.” The Good Lord took his time with her.
MITCHELL: “I wish every young black male thinking about picking up a gun had been in the courtroom Wednesday.”
MITCHELL: The case exposes the racial animus that still exists between the Chicago Police Department and communities of color.
MITCHELL: Dr. Curtis Speed treated patients for nearly 40 years, 15 years at Cook County’s Stroger Hospital. Now he faces his own insurance nightmare.
“I wanted him to find a new life. Now he is in jail and I can’t pay for him to get out or to get another lawyer.”
MITCHELL: Teresa Smith’s 65-year-old mother disappeared from a CHA building on the South Side. She fears the worst and wants answers from the police.