Monthly Archives: February 2008

What is the Struggle?

Recapturing the captives Minds lost because we’ve adapted Adopted ideas and definitions that tell us what Black is A month to discuss So we rush, Demanding holidays and a place on the bus, that don’t lead “back to Africa” Putting … Continue reading

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STUDENTS SPEAK OUT FOR BETTER EDUCATION

Most students who do not complete school do so because of family problems. Some girls especially drop out of school because they want to get married and start a family. Also, some girls’ parents are not interested in education and … Continue reading

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STUDENTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE WAR

Dr. King, we have a problem with war and terrorism. Instead of going to war killing thousands of people, we should have turned the other cheek and created peace. —Denzel Smith, Grade 9, READY School Now that we are in … Continue reading

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The Messenger of Death

Flip, flip the numbers on the odometer turn over One less mile till I have to deliver the message from Dover Thump, thump goes the mother’s fists against my chest Not enough miles to think of a justification for her … Continue reading

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A Poem of Sorrow

A mother waits A messenger comes to her door The sun stops in its course across the sky And plunges her world into night Sorrow so deep Her wail so strong It broke my heart Here in Chicago this day. … Continue reading

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C-U African Film Festival

Hankering for a tweak on your senses? The C-U African Film Festival promises a respite from the commercial winter fare of Hollywood. Beverly Cinemas in Champaign will host the festival from February 22-28. Organized by the Center for African Studies … Continue reading

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Statement By Republican Candidate Miller-Jones

1.) My qualifications for State’s Attorney and why I decided to run for the job: I have over 8 years of criminal law experience as a licensed attorney and additional experience as an intern for the Attorney Generals Office. I … Continue reading

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Will Free Speech Double Speak Stifle Healing?

My parents moved to Champaign, IL when I was a small child in the early 1970’s and they have lived here since. One of the ways in which they have managed to make this community their “home” is through following … Continue reading

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YOUTH SPEAK OUT FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR COMMUNITY

I believe that we should help the communities more, by opening more peer mediation centers and getting young black adults involved more. Try to talk sense into kids by letting them know they’re not alone. Find out what sparks their … Continue reading

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SOLHOT: ”Know That!”

Roshauwnna Winfrey passed on Tuesday, January 22, 2008. I did not know Roshauwnna Winfrey personally. Yet when I was told she committed suicide, my soul stirred. A young person’s death whispers, reminding us that collectively we will not be as … Continue reading

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