Category: Violence

The Reality Of Our Violence. . .

By Hermene D. Hartman Our politicians are failing us and America is living in the political basement. Mass killings are occurring in this country every other week on average – in schools, at the movies, on the streets, in church, at the shopping center, on the job. The profile of the mass shooter is White,... Read more »

Hunting Black Men

Black men in America in many instances are being “hunted” in urban areas by a tribe of men in blue and black uniforms, also known as “the police.” Not all of the police are hunters, but too many of them are. The killing of Freddie Gray is akin to the killing of Emmett Till. The... Read more »

Is Cosby A Rapist?

I don’t know whether he did or he didn’t. But I do know that it is strange that women who claimed they were raped by Mr. Bill Cosby waited a very long time to scream. The worse thing that can happen to a woman is rape, be you a child, a teen, young, middle age... Read more »

From Martin to Martin

The March on Washington where  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his keynote address  was August 28, 1963.  This historic march is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his signature speech,  “I Have a Dream.”   He spoke directly to  250,000 people that day, with President John F. Kennedy listening attentively in the White House... Read more »

Senator Kirk Meet Congressman Rush

United States Senator Mark Kirk with Senator Dick Durbin by his side recently called for the US attorney nominee Zachary Fardon, to lock up gang members from the Gangster Disciples.  He said, at the Union League Club, he would allocate  $30 million of federal funds for this effort.  It amounts to a bounty on the... Read more »

Combat Women!

The armed forces comprise 14% of the 1.4 million of army personnel.  A change is about to come. Women this year will be allowed to go into physical combat on the front line.  That means women will be able to fight in the war, just like the men with guns, in the fox hole and... Read more »

The Class of 2012 at Sandy Hook

The killings of the 20 first graders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is too painful.     You think immediately of your children, your first graders  or your childhood.  You remember your first grade.  First graders should not have to be trained on defensive behavior.  Are we living in a war zone?  Some communities... Read more »


SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/hermene/Desktop/2012%20Editorial%20/   Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel in denial about crime in Chicago?  Or is the crime on the South Side of Chicago being ignored and perhaps not included in Chicago’s overall crime report.  Or, perhaps, the crime that is happening excessively in Chicago, is in Black communities, therefore there is another take.  It is time... Read more »


Minister Louis Farrakhan made a strategic decision.  He decided to take the men of the Nation of Islam to the streets where youth murders are  most occurring.  He and his men are knocking on doors in Englewood, South Shore and Roseland and others. His approach is simple and old fashioned.  The way you end the... Read more »

Rally Held in Chicago for Slain Miami Teen

On Monday teens, parents and other protestors gathered at Chicago’s Federal Plaza to voice their frustrations and opinions about the case of Trayvon Martin. A series of rallies, vigils and protests have been going on around the world in honor of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old teen who was fatally shot Feb 26 in Florida. There... Read more »