Proviso West Alum Leads Efforts to Heal Local Racial Divide

Friday, December 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Members of a choir that performed during a Dec. 17 gospel concert convened by the Walk Across the Street initiative, headed up by Rev. Michael Wright. | Sebastian Hidalgo

When hundreds of far-right protestors, including young white supremacists and neo-Nazis armed with weapons and tiki torches, took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia in August, Yevette Killingsworth thought about her son, who was living in Charlottesville at the time.

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It May Be 2017, But Our Problem is Still the Color Line

Friday, September 8, 2017 || By Rev. Dr. Regi Ratliff || OPINION || @maywoodnews 

Featured Image: Protesters at during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va. carrying Confederate flags, Gadsden flags, and a Nazi flag. | Antony Crider/Wikipedia

ratliffIn his 1903 book, “The Souls of Black Folk,” noted author W.E.B Du Bois (pictured below) opined that “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” If we’re to mend this society’s brokenness, we must deal with this concept of the color line and the pivotal role Du Bois assigned it in African and human history.

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