Category: Op-Ed

Freedom’s Journal, The Nation’s First Black-Owned Newspaper, Shows Importance Of A Free Press

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews

I think it’s fitting that I set aside some time in February, Black History Month, to recognize what, in some ways, was this paper’s precedence — Freedom’s Journal, the first African American owned and operated newspaper in the United States.

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OPINION: What ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Says About How We Value Black Girls

Monday, January 14, 2019 || By ShaRhonda Dawson || OPINION || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Protesters gather outside of R. Kelly’s Chicago studios on Jan. 12. | Alexa Rogals

As the black mother of two black girls, I am always acutely aware of how black girls are harmed in this society. However, there are some moments in America when it is amplified that me and my girls are truly at the bottom of the totem pole of those deemed in need of protecting.

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OPINION: Black Girls In Pain Matter, Too

Sunday, January 6, 2019 || By Dr. Rhonda Sherrod || OPINION ||@maywoodnews 

Who can forget the snarled, contorted face of Brett Kavanaugh as he gulped water and cried, or the steely calm of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as she gave riveting testimony concerning what she says happened to her as a young, defenseless girl? 

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