May 2016

Homeless—Life on the streets

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In America today, the homeless are cast out of society by the economic crisis and then brutalized by the police, the protectors of private property …

Eulogy for Matt Day

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In November of 2015, we lost a good man. No one knew it because he was homeless. The man’s name was Matt Day, or Mad Matt, as we called him. …

Flint: Two years too long

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After two years, the fight for safe affordable water in Flint, MI., continues. It’s like we’re living in a third world country,” still living off bottled water for drinking, …

Free Reverend Pinkney

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May Day, May 1, 2016 marks the 503rd day that Rev. Edward Pinkney has spent in jail for a crime he did not commit. No evidence against him was …

Chicago State U. fights for its future

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Spring break at Chicago State University (CSU) was canceled in April. The entire workforce—913 employees—prepared to lose their jobs, while its 2016 …

Pandemic in Chicago: mental illness

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N’Dana Carter from Chicago’s Mental Health Movement organized a Body Bag protest at Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office on February, 17, 2016, to raise …

Abandoned library

visiting the library today
looking at the joy of my friends face
as memories light their face like electricity going to a light bulb