She sat through the trial, but Flora Suttle’s not an activist or a cop. She was there because her son was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer.
Columnist and Editorial Board Member, Chicago Sun-Times
These three Chicago police officers walked into the courtroom with not just the presumption of innocence but also the presumption of privilege.
MITCHELL: I felt sorry for Officer Dora Fontaine, testifying against 3 ex-cops on trial for conspiring to cover up police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
You couldn’t look around that courtroom and not notice that race is an issue in this case with Chicago police at the center of it.
In “Surviving Heartbreak Valley,” Linda Walls paints the picture of a dangerous time for a victim: the day that the abuser knows it’s over.
When I received my letter informing me that Dr. B would be retiring, I was stunned. “Who’s going to look after me now?” I wondered.
Dr. Tamara O’Neal’s killing shows that domestic violence has no boundaries. Just ask Craig Elliott, whose 9-year-old son was one of her last patients.
When a loved one disappears due to foul play, relatives are left grieving and agonizing over their inability to give the victim a proper burial.
There are concrete steps that can and should be taken to fix a taxpayer-funded postsecondary system that leaves people of color rungs behind
Let Target take its merchandise and go. At this point in history, black consumers should not have to beg retailers to take their money.
“Fear” will likely be blamed in the shooting death of Jemel Roberson, who was the good guy — working as a bouncer — when gunfire broke out.
MITCHELL: It’s hard for me to decide on a letter from the Sun-Times’ “Letters to Santa” program. Each tugs at my heart. Please help. Here’s how.
To say that Phillip Jackson could be passionate when it came to saving black youth is an understatement.
The match-up gave black voters a rare chance to consider both sides of the political debates that often swirl around them but don’t include them.
By now, it ought to be clear that people discussing blackface and posting photos that resemble blackface on Instagram should think before they do.