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Mary Mitchell

Columnist

Mary Mitchell is a columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Jonathan Jackson wins 1st Congressional District seat.
Tracee Ellis Ross’ “Hair Tales,” an ode to Black women’s hair that’s streaming on Hulu, comes at a time the notion that we can use chemical relaxers for years without harm to our health is being challenged in court.
And maybe his conviction and sentencing might also prompt other sexual abusers to get the psychiatric help they need before it’s too late.
We keep punishing criminals, but that doesn’t result in less crime. With “R.J.,” “We are looking at actual accountability and not just punishment,” says one supporter of the approach.
The 1st Congressional District primary to replace the retiring U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois had 17 challengers, while one strong opponent was trying to upend the legendary U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis.
Democrats need to strategize how to support organizations that now bear the burden of ensuring that impoverished women get access to safe abortions, as well-heeled women do.
The murders of 19 children in the nation’s latest school shooting call for more than the same blah, blah, blah.
We — I mean Black women of my age — keep our feelings on the subject buried. But the prospect Roe v. Wade might be overturned could bring back painful memories for many.
Abraham Bolden, a Chicagoan, said Tuesday, “It’s been nearly 60 years. I thought it would happen. I knew God was in the plan all along because I had faith that justice would be served.”