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News in Yemen vastly underreported

By HOWARD McQUITTER II Recently, the New York Times in its Sunday Review section reported the Saudi war in Yemen in the last three years has caused 85,000 children to die from the bombardment or from starvation.  What’s more, the article goes further by saying Americans’ tax dollars are helping not only to fund the war, but is helping [...]

Peace on Earth… 2040

Peace on Earth… 2040

Raise Your Voice By PETER MOLENAAR Commendable activists from this community recently invested hours of engagement with our city’s planning process. The “2040 Plan” attempts to envision beyond the immediate future, and certainly reflects more than just the question of neighborhood housing density. Importantly, as well, 2040 intends to [...]

Spirit of Phillips – November 2018

Spirit of Phillips – November 2018

Raise Your Voice – Melting pot of time

Raise Your Voice – Melting pot of time

By PETER MOLENAAR For almost two decades, “Raise Your Voice” has paid tribute to the melting pot of peoples which has formed the Phillips Community. Presently, the members of the Franklin Avenue tent encampment would appreciate your prayers. We are witness to an oppressed population which has bonded together in order to cling to life. A [...]

Peace If Possible – Justice at any Rate!

Peace If Possible – Justice at any Rate!

The Fate of The Alley

The Fate of The Alley

Raise Your Voice – When patriots speak up

Raise Your Voice – When patriots speak up

BY PETER MOLENAAR September 8, 2018, was a nationwide day of action around the theme: RISE FOR CLIMATE, JOBS, AND JUSTICE. The Minnesota summit was venued at the East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center. The prevailing millennial voices were heard, still fresh from the financial crisis of 2008, and they were not hesitant to link the [...]

Historic Messiah Church demolished!

Historic Messiah Church demolished!

HARVEY WINJEBy early afternoon August 21, 2018 only the Messiah Church Balcony, main entrance with Bell Tower, and office portion of this 101 year old Community and Architectural Historic building remains adjacent to the Clinics and 700 car parking ramp already built on Block 5 Chicago/Columbus E. 25th and 26th Streets where Children’s Hospital [...]

Houses and churches demolished! But loss of trust is the larger tragedy!

BY HARVEY WINJE A personal note of transparency: 1953: At age 13, I was taught to trust leaders by Reverend Dr. Leonard Kendall, Messiah Church Pastor, in the Catechism class in the basement of that same church. He strictly taught that when in class or in the Sanctuary facing the leader at the front, we were never to glance back or worry about [...]

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