Black History Month Begins In January For Maywood Youth; Local Mentoring Nonprofit Wins Statewide Recognition

Youth with Maywood Youth Mentoring (MYM) show a pull-out of key events and people in African history during a recent post-Kwanzaa, pre-Black History Month breakfast hosted by MYM. Author Mary Morris, below, presents ideas and concepts from her body of educational work at the breakfast. || Nicholas Samuel Tuesday, January 12, 2016 || By Nicholas Samuel  “Our history is like the relationship between a mother and … Continue reading Black History Month Begins In January For Maywood Youth; Local Mentoring Nonprofit Wins Statewide Recognition

LETTERS: On Snitching

Monday, November 9, 2015 || LETTERS || Mary Morris  Why cooperating with the police isn’t the same as snitching The dictionary definition of the word ‘Snitch’ —  verb, “To steal something of little or no value. To turn informer. Origin unknown.” Now, let us begin a historical review of the word snitching. Imagine the year is 1855.  The slave master sent three male slaves to … Continue reading LETTERS: On Snitching

Proviso East Valedictorian Decision Protested At School Board Meeting

Thursday, May 29, 2014 || By Michael Romain FOREST PARK — The Proviso East Class of 2014 graduation is over, but there were still hurt feelings in Proviso Township when the District 209 board met May 27. About a dozen people and Fox 32 television cameras were seen in front of Proviso Math and Science Academy before Tuesday’s board meeting. Protestors held signs  complaining about … Continue reading Proviso East Valedictorian Decision Protested At School Board Meeting