Stricken by a Stroke, Maywood Grad Finds Her Voice in Faith

Shantal Cole during her May 7 graduation from Dominican University in River Forest. | Below, Cole performing her poem at the college’s traditional Candle & Rose ceremony held May 6. || Photos provided  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews On May 6, a day before she graduated from Dominican University in River Forest, Shantal Cole, 26, walked to the podium during the college’s … Continue reading Stricken by a Stroke, Maywood Grad Finds Her Voice in Faith

Activists Reflect on the First Black Presidency that Was

Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president, during President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. | Wikipedia  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Last month, two days before the nation’s first black presidency was set to end, and on the day of Martin Luther King’s birthday, a crowd of roughly 40 people gathered inside of Dominican University’s Lund Auditorium to grapple with a … Continue reading Activists Reflect on the First Black Presidency that Was