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My Selma is now

03.11.2015 Opinion

One man shares the journey he began last weekend.

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Either we are all equal or ain’t none of us free

02.18.2015 Opinion

Columnist John W. Fountain III challenges us to think about the state of black America.

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Austin resident warns West Siders property taxes are about to skyrocket

02.10.2015 Opinion

Dwayne Truss says the mayor and aldermen have not done a good job of managing debt or paying for pensions.

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A disrespected community

01.21.2015 Opinion

One longtime Austin resident wants to know why 15th District Commander Barbara West has been quietly reassigned to another post.

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The divide within

01.09.2015 Opinion

West Sider Renna Thomas wants the community to demand more of themselves and others in the new year.

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The future is now

01.01.2015 Opinion

Local leader urges African Americans to continue to support black-owned businesses in the community.

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Young leaders respond to current unrest

12.17.2014 Opinion

Business leader Malcolm Crawford urges elders in the community to allow the next generation to take the lead in creating a new movement.

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The danger of a single story

12.11.2014 Opinion

What did Darren Wilson and Michael Brown assume, wonders writer Rasheena Fountain.

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Forgiveness is key to being happy

11.27.2014 Opinion

Our columnist John W. Fountain III gives thanks today for his father and the lessons he still teaches.

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New governor off to wrong start

11.06.2014 Opinion

West Side advocate Valerie Leonard questions the lack of diversity on Bruce Rauner’s transition team.

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