Posts Tagged “African American”

Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

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Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington Mayor Harold Washington was one of the more affable of Chicago’s mayors. He had a great sense of humor and was driven by a desire to balance the imbalance in Chicago’s society, bringing all of the city’s races and ethnic groups together, treating them equally. It’s something…

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Don’t Forget, Politics Can Be Terrible

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Don’t Forget, Politics Can Be Terrible By Ray Hanania Southwest News-Herald Friday April 19, 2013 By all measures, Chicagoland politics is not as combative as it was 30 years ago. It’s easy for us to forget how vicious politics was in the years following the death of Chicago Boss Richard J. Daley that Christmas season…

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Hatikva protests may lead to civil rights movement

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Hatikva protests may lead to civil rights movement By Ray Hanania — Saudi Gazette Newspaper The decision by a group of Israeli Palestinian graduates at Hebrew University not to sing Hatikva, the Israeli national anthem, could be the beginning of an Israeli civil rights movement. To Israel’s growing far right movement, not respecting Hatikva is…

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Marion Barry’s drugged-up racism

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Marion Barry’s drugged-up racism By Ray Hanania — Marion Barry has come a long way since his national spotlight debut giving the nominating address to the Democratic National Convention in 1984 on behalf of the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Barry was elected as the second and then the fourth person to serve as Mayor…

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HANANIA: UNITY misses their own purpose, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 10, 2008

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What Arab American journalists seek from “UNITY” By Ray Hanania — Arab American journalists just want to focus on being professional journalists, but the profession won’t let us. Soon, UNITY: Journalists of Color will be convening in Chicago for their quadrennial convention. UNITY is a great idea in concept, but it still has a long…

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