Words of Encouragement to The High School Graduates of 2020 By Lorene King

Yes, it’s disappointing. This month, no one will sit on the edge of their seat, listening attentively for your name to be called so that they can jump to their feet, with loud cheers and shouts. No one will use their cell phone to capture memorable videos of you in colorful, flowing robes with cords, … Continue reading Words of Encouragement to The High School Graduates of 2020 By Lorene King

Family Members Relish Good Times Despite Tragedy and Pain By Cassiette West-Williams

The joy-filled trip to Florida's Disney Land still makes Natasha McClendon smile with delight, as she recalls how her baby brother treated their family. The Make - A- Wish Foundation wanted to grant Andre T. Mathews with his fondest desire, so they sent the family on a seven day trip to Disney Land in 2006. Andre … Continue reading Family Members Relish Good Times Despite Tragedy and Pain By Cassiette West-Williams

THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES…. A Moral Failure By Sherry Cannon

During this “shelter in place” order, I have been thinking a lot about the sad state of our union.  Never one who had much confidence in the election of Donald Trump, I believe my skepticism has borne out in the past 3 ½ years. In September 2016, I wrote a piece titled “Trump ...Please”.  In … Continue reading THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES…. A Moral Failure By Sherry Cannon

My COVID-19  Experience By Jordan-Amman West-Williams, Third Grader – Saint Sabina Academy

Some things have changed for the good. Some things are real different now. Like when we go to the store, we have to go early. Too early. There are only old people in the store because they can not stand outside in the rain. The lines are down the block and around the corner. You … Continue reading My COVID-19  Experience By Jordan-Amman West-Williams, Third Grader – Saint Sabina Academy

Reassuring your children with a routine in these unprecedented times By Latasha Schraeder

I trust your family is safe, healthy, and adhering to Governor Pritzker’s stay at home order. As a lifelong educator, the life lessons to these unprecedented times do not escape me. Citizens of the United States and around the globe have been forced into a new, evolving reality, which can cause much uncertainty and related … Continue reading Reassuring your children with a routine in these unprecedented times By Latasha Schraeder

The Lessons We Must Learn From History By Mark Lampkin

As we American’s are seeking to better understand and navigate what is taking place in our community, state and nation in large part because of the necessary social distancing from the spreading of the COVID19 virus, I wonder what we are learning through it all. For those who have taken this time to read, research, … Continue reading The Lessons We Must Learn From History By Mark Lampkin

Covid-19 And The Absence Of Sports By Mark Hollis

In the midst of a world pandemic, sports have been regulated to television reruns and media speculation of the best teams of yesteryear. I have watched every notable Muhammad Ali fight, every Super Bowl of note, and now find myself glued in front of the set viewing both tennis and golf matches from last year. … Continue reading Covid-19 And The Absence Of Sports By Mark Hollis