Saturday, August 24, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Cornel West, right, embraces Diego Amite on Saturday during a gathering at Unity Temple in Oak Park. | Shanel Romain
Diego Amite, 19, migrated to the United States from Colombia nearly two years ago to find a better life. Equipped with a temporary visa, Amite secured two jobs to pay for school and living expenses, and to send some money back home to his family in Colombia.
Continue reading “Cornel West Stands In Solidarity With Melrose Park’s PASO”
Monday, August 19, 2019 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Roosevelt school alum barbecue during the annual Old Timers’ picnic on Aug. 17 in Maywood. | Shanel Romain
On Saturday, Aug. 17, community members in Bellwood and Maywood were out in full force, despite the rain and overcast clouds, for two big events.
Continue reading “In Bellwood And Maywood, Unity Abounds”
Monday, August 12, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Phyllis Duncan and Rev. David Lowe address the crowd during Saturday’s peace gathering in Maywood. | Michael Romain
The funerals of Dean Stansberry, 38, and Yarnell M. White, 30, both of Maywood, were held over the weekend. The two men were fatally shot on July 30 on the 1200 block of South 13th Ave.
Continue reading “‘Hurt People Hurt People,’ Says Maywood Activist During Aug. 10 Peace Rally”