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WALTER WILLIAMS: Blacks must confront reality behind root of social ills

WALTER WILLIAMS: Blacks must confront reality behind root of social ills

Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. The relevant question is: How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination? This is an important question because if we conclude that racial discrimination is the major cause of black prob…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: How many times must we witness this?

YOUNG VOICES: How many times must we witness this?

Is Michael Brown the next Oscar Grant III? Kendrec McDade? Ervin Jefferson? Sean Bell? Is his case just like any other African American male gone too soon due to the bullet from a white police officer's gun? The one thing that all of these young men that have died has in common is they were …

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Please stop helping us

WALTER WILLIAMS: Please stop helping us

While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, "Please Stop Helping Us," I thought about Will Rogers' prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls."

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Blacks need to improve their own situation

YOUNG VOICES: Blacks need to improve their own situation

No matter what happens, it always seems like the black community is stuck at the bottom being examined, judged and ridiculed. The black culture always seems to be in the same position it was in yesterday, the day before that and the day before that.

June 16, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: One day, I hope, we'll see racial equality

YOUNG VOICES: One day, I hope, we'll see racial equality

Black History Month was something I looked forward to growing up. I remember being in the classroom and learning about Harriet Tubman, Garrett Morgan, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, among others, and being proud to be black.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am

Statehouse busts of black politicians unveiled

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, presided Thursday over the unveiling of two busts of trailblazing African-American Hoosier politicians, now on permanent display in the Statehouse.

January 16, 2014 2:53 pm
MARC CHASE: In matters of race, color just doesn't matter

MARC CHASE: In matters of race, color just doesn't matter

"Why is your daughter black?"

October 15, 2013 12:00 am
Sauk Village students hear African American stories

Sauk Village students hear African American stories

SAUK VILLAGE | On Feb. 8, Wagoner School kicked off Black History Month by welcoming Mama Edie and Mama Vivian.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am
Team member traits are critical

Team member traits are critical

March 13, 2013 8:50 am
DOUG ROSS: Carter has strong words on personal responsibility

DOUG ROSS: Carter has strong words on personal responsibility

Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter spoke strong words about personal responsibility last week.

October 17, 2012 12:00 am
A clean and organized desk

A clean and organized desk

August 02, 2012 11:44 am
Deadline nears for Gary Supreme Court justice to seek another term

Deadline nears for Gary Supreme Court justice to seek another term

INDIANAPOLIS | Time is running out for Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker, a Gary native, to get on the November ballot and retain his seat on the state's high court.

July 10, 2012 2:56 pm
How workers handle their job

How workers handle their job

Businesspeople in meeting

May 09, 2012 2:38 pm
The benefits of FloWalking

The benefits of FloWalking

FloWalking is a low-impact, natural technique that reprograms your body's motions to enable you to walk as correctly as possible. Not only will this help increase the benefits of exercise, but it will also help you as you move through your day.

April 18, 2012 9:00 am
Teenage texting is up; epic phone calls are down

Teenage texting is up; epic phone calls are down

Teenage texting is up; epic phone calls are down

March 26, 2012 9:00 am
Genealogical society promotes awareness of African American culture

Genealogical society promotes awareness of African American culture

DECATUR, Ill. | The outside of the African American Cultural and Genealogical Society looks considerably different than it once did.

January 03, 2012 1:30 am
Key to finding a new job

Key to finding a new job

Portrait of medical staff

December 29, 2011 11:00 am
The Vacation Home Market

The Vacation Home Market

Senior African American couple riding bicycles, focus on man

December 03, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Copeland's E.C. win a history-maker, too

MARK KIESLING: Copeland's E.C. win a history-maker, too

The media have been making a lot of the victory of Karen Freeman-Wilson as the first black female mayor in Indiana.

November 11, 2011 12:00 am

Become a mentor and support local youth

EAST CHICAGO | Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana's East Chicago Katherine House Club at 2009 E. 138th St., in conjunction with the John Will Anderson and Hammond clubs, will host a mentor recruitment, retention and honoring event Saturday.

October 27, 2011 12:00 am
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