In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?

Community members during a panel discussion last Saturday about the significance of Juneteenth and its current resonance. | Michael Romain/VFP Thursday, June 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews When Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued on June 19, 1865 General Order No. 3, announcing that “in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,” President Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?

County Clerk Changes Maywood Polling Place

Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Church, 611 Maple St., in Maywood, has replaced Operation Uplift as the polling place for residents in Proviso Precinct 52. | kottayamad.org Monday, October 24, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Cook County Clerk David Orr announced last Thursday that voters in 15 suburban Cook County precincts will need to trek to new polling places this election. Among those 15 is … Continue reading County Clerk Changes Maywood Polling Place

Rush University Seeking Black Fathers for Study || Community Events

Friday, July 15, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews || @village_free  Rush University has chosen Maywood to host a DAAD’s program for African American fathers of children, ages 2 to 6 years old, who do not live with them. The purpose of the program is to give fathers knowledge, skills and support that will help them to maintain strong, loving and consistent relationships with … Continue reading Rush University Seeking Black Fathers for Study || Community Events