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South Side historian and activist Timuel D. Black passed away last week at the age of 102. The Herald is sharing a pair of remembrances of Black below from Lawrence Cross and Ald. Sophia King (4th). If you would like to tell us your own memories of Black or thoughts about his legacy, email C…

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Going to the doctor for routine check-ups: some men fear it, others believe doing it is a sign of weakness. Some men may only go at the behest of family and friends. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and I’m here to make sure everyone knows the importance of regular check-ups for…

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On Labor Day, the Pullman National Monument will open in Chicago, celebrating the role of Black workers in the American labor movement and transforming our nation’s economy for the better. But there’s a dark parallel to the Pullman story, which, unfortunately, is memorialized in the Illinois…

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The Obama Foundation, in its plans to build the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, commits these public sins:

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Bennie Currie, board member of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and chair of Ald. Sophia King’s Hyde Park Advisory Council, will begin writing an occasional column covering personal finance and financial tips. Currie is the principal of MBC Financial Strategies. This is the first in the series. 

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I am a proud parent of a student at National Teachers Academy (NTA). NTA is a high-performing, majority-Black, low-income elementary school in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.

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A third-generation Hyde Parker and an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Badia Ahad-Legardy was just a three-year-old in my Head Start class in 1978. When her grandparents, Annie and Eddie, purchased a h…

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It is no secret that this pandemic has devastated communities across our state — and Black and Brown communities have been hit the hardest, both in terms of lost lives and lost livelihoods. Black Americans are almost three times as likely as white Americans to be hospitalized for COVID-19 an…

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For almost a thousand years, Japanese and southeast Asians have celebrated the beauty of sakura, Japanese cherry blossoms, in a spring festival of renewal, hope and peace called Hanami. It began as a Japanese celebration of the end of winter snows and the appearance of the spring cherry blos…

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After a year of struggle with the scourge of our pandemic, we would like to take the opportunity to thank our very loyal customers for their continued patronage. It’s been a difficult time for everyone but your unwavering support has left us incredibly humbled. We will be forever grateful.