The Real Cost Of Racial Justice Lies Ahead

Monday, January 21, 2019 || By Martin Luther King Jr. || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Martin Luther King during a march for fair housing in Chicago. | Bernard Kleina

The following is an excerpt from Martin Luther King’s last book, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, which was published in 1967 — a year before his assassination.

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50 Years After The April 4, 1968 Riots, Chicago’s Oldest Pharmacy Still Stands

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Edwin Muldrow stands outside of Del-Kar Pharmacy in Chicago, one of the few businesses to survive the 1968 riots that followed King’s death. | Alexa Rogals 

Edwin Muldrow, the owner of Del-Kar Pharmacy in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, can tell you what the area was like more than 50 years ago, when black-owned retailers, restaurants, barbershops, beauty salons, night clubs and laundromats contributed to a living, relatively self-sustaining local ecosystem.

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This Labor Day, Think About the Pullman Porter

Monday, September 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION||  @maywoodnews

Feature image: A Pullman porter | Library of Congress/Public Domain

“The most influential black man in America for the hundred years following the Civil War was a figure no one knew,” writes author Larry Tye in his eye-opening 2004 book, “Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class.”

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