Category : Black Local and National News

- 5 days ago

The Oakland-based free Sunday hot dinner program

Chef Monifa Dayo by JR Valrey, Black New World Journalist Society “Ingenuity is the reigning order of the day” would be my choice of words if I had to sum up the COVID-19 pandemic’s quarantine into a sentence for small business owners. When th...

- 6 days ago

COVID-19 puts Black political prisoners on death row

Mumia Abu-Jamal by JR Valrey, The Black New World Journalists Society “American prisons are death traps. They are the places with the highest rate of coronavirus infection in the world. Incarceration in the time of COVID skirts the genocidal c...

- 1 week ago

Health disparities and COVID-19: Q&A with Dr. Andrea Willis

Dr. Andrea Willis COVID-19 has left no community untouched. Infecting more than 1 million Americans and resulting in the deaths of more than 75,000 people as of May 8, the coronavirus has taken an especially dramatic toll on African Americans and ot...

- 1 week ago

Will County property owners get more time to pay taxes

Property owners in Will County will be getting a reprieve on their tax bills as many struggle to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. The Will County Board on Thursday voted to provide relief to property taxpayers.

- 1 week ago

Learning from the Great Depression

by Chris Wright Like today, austerity during the Great Depression was unnecessary. From sales tax, states had become wealthy, but even those with budget surpluses refused to provide relief for the unemployed. According to Mark Twain (supposedl...