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The Doctrine of Discovery

As a consultant for racial justice and equity initiatives of the United Methodist Church’s Northern Illinois Conference, I have had many occasions to both applaud the UMC’s anti-racist efforts as well as highlight the church’s racist past.  John Wesley finally … Continue reading

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Lerone Bennett, Jr.: Before the Mayflower

Born in iconic Clarksdale, Mississippi, October 17, 1928, Lerone Bennett, Jr., came to Chicago in 1953 to become associate editor of Jet magazine, then associate and senior editor at Ebony starting in 1954.  He has also been a visiting professor … Continue reading

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