Saturday, May 19, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5/20/18
Featured image: Rev. Wallace W. Sykes, center, during an event at his Maywood church in 2016. | File
Rev. Wallace Wyatt Sykes, the longtime pastor of the more than century-old Second Baptist Church in Maywood — who was so influential in the village that a portion of Washington Boulevard, as well as a post office, were named in his honor — died on Saturday. He was 94 years old.
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Thursday, April 26, 2018 || By Tom Holmes || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley during the April 21 church security conference in Forest Park. | Lorenzo Weber/Facebook
As minister of Hope Tabernacle Church in Forest Park, Rev. Persia Allen knows a lot about churches. And after serving roughly two decades as an officer in the Maywood Police Department, Allen also knows a lot about law enforcement.
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Friday, December 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Members of a choir that performed during a Dec. 17 gospel concert convened by the Walk Across the Street initiative, headed up by Rev. Michael Wright. | Sebastian Hidalgo
When hundreds of far-right protestors, including young white supremacists and neo-Nazis armed with weapons and tiki torches, took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia in August, Yevette Killingsworth thought about her son, who was living in Charlottesville at the time.
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