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Tales from Freshman Year

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Advice on surviving and thriving during your first year in high school — from students who have been there. Read more

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Mark Anthony Thomas: Do-Right Man

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For poet and investigative reporter Mark Anthony Thomas, God is the guiding force in his mission to help people make their urban communities better. Read more

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The Real Me

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Black girl. African American. Nigger. I’ve heard it before. Oreo. White girl. That’s who people think I am… Read more

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Chicago’s Next Boss?

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Three urban pastors are vying to become mayor of the Windy City. Is a huge metropolis like Chicago ready to elect an activist evangelical? Read more

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4th of July

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When I was younger, the 4th of July was a time to pop fire crackers. I remember sneaking... 

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In My Opinion: I Am Because We Are

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Image via Wikipedia I am an American by birth and by culture. Having spent all... 

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Knowledge from Ghana, West Africa

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Image via Wikipedia I believe that when a person is born, he or she is dealt a... 

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Black History Month

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Image via Wikipedia In recent years, I’ve heard a lot of talk about the... 

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Reflections of Christmas Past and Present

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I never left milk and cookies out for Santa Claus… I never stayed up late to... 

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