Sunday, August 11, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Susie Lewis with her great-great-great grandson, 2-year-old Isaiah Jackson, of Dolton, during the matriarch’s 108th birthday celebration in Maywood on Saturday. | Shanel Romain
As the tributes poured in, Susie Lewis sat regally in a sparkling yellow dress, her head adorned with a tiara.
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Friday, July 26, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Micah Baker, third from right, arrives in Rwanda with her fellow Peace Builders in June. | Peace Exchange
On July 4, more than 20,000 people filled a stadium in Kigali, Rwanda to commemorate Liberation Day, when the Rwandan Patriotic Army captured the country’s capital, prompting an end to the three-month-long slaughter of up to 1 million Tutsis who were murdered in 1994 at the hands of the ruling Hutu elite.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Henderson Yarbrough — who went from working as a special projects coordinator for the village of Maywood in the 1980s to being its mayor from 2005 until 2013 — sat in on his last meeting as an elected official on May 21 (elected a trustee in 2015, he decided against running for reelection).
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