"The Democrats, not Trump, have divided America. Their extreme hatred of Trump has blinded attempts to collaborate and compromise for fear of giving him any recognition. They chose a path of confrontation, not cooperation."
Continuing a conversation we’ve hosted since June, The News-Gazette asked African American community members to share their stories and solutions in the wake of George Floyd’s killing.
With the Senate Judiciary Committee set to vote Thursday on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation, we asked UI Law Professor Jason Mazzone what he's found most revealing about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's potential successor during the process up to now.
Dannel McCollum’s recent N-G commentary suggests, among other budget re-allocations, defunding the Department of Defense. While I agree that America is threatened by climate change and from within, I disagree that foreign adversaries do not pose significant threats.
“This is not a time when women should be patient. We are in a war, and we need to fight it with all our ability and every weapon possible. Women pilots, in this particular case, are a weapon waiting to be used.”
Weighing in today with its own five-step plan for changing ‘the systems that perpetuate racism and violence’ —
'We can and will get there. I know it. But first we have to be willing to accept our current flaws and our racist past, learn from them, and then move on as one, a better, stronger, more united nation.'
As adults who aren't racist, we must continue to educate our children about why it's important they treat everyone the way they would want to be treated.
In 1965, my mother was raising three children on her own and looking to buy a home. She found one for $18,000 in the western suburbs of Chicago. But working one full-time job and a second part-time job wasn’t enough for the bank to give her a mortgage. She needed a man to co-sign her loan.
'While I have not actively participated in political rallies and marches, I use my skills and talents to motivate women to rise above obstacles that hinder their progress by offering empowerment retreats and participation in anthology book projects.'
Primarily resulting from widespread dissatisfaction with the handling of public safety problems occasioned by poverty and racism, demands have surfaced to “defund” the police agencies.
So there I am, sitting outside the front entrance to a large medical building. I’m sitting on a metal bench waiting for my 88-year-old father-in-law, who is inside for a doctor’s appointment.
Sunday's virtual Vet Med Open House will be like no other, write UI Class of 2022 members Julie Klein, a member of the event committee, and Ji Park, president of the Illinois VOICE Chapter.
'Let’s live, let’s kick fear to the curb, let’s love without limits, let’s become change agents by reaching out to those who need love. Let’s keep fighting with our voice, and not with our hands.'
Contemporary American culture is truly a petri dish of ideals, norms and lifestyles. But our unique melange of diversity has recently given rise to cultural tribalism and political gridlock, effectively eroding our country’s foundational buttresses.
If you visit their website, you’ll discover that the Urbana Park District has received $8 million from various sources to purportedly improve Crystal Lake Park.
I flip the calendar. Nothing earth-shaking, but I realize the annual “Teacher Appreciation Week” in late spring was another nice practice eliminated by COVID-19.
Resilient net-zero-energy homes and buildings are what we should be educating people about and encouraging them to build, Urbana developer Debbie Insana says ahead of Saturday's annual Illinois Solar Tour.
With the Ruth Bader Ginsburg tributes still pouring in — and the debate over who will succeed her already underway — we invited back UI Law Professor Jason Mazzone to put the late Supreme Court justice's legacy in perspective.
One of the latest ads from Illinois’ progressive-tax proponents deserves a fact check. Here’s their video: https://www.facebook.com/104919517531062/videos/3079797422131585
Even when things start to sound better, regular working folks can’t seem to catch a break. For instance, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, jobs grew last month — by some 1.4 million. Which sounds great, except most of that growth was comprised of temporary census …
'Black people have to be more than a runner to get home safely. We have to be more than a tireless EMT to have a safe night’s rest in our beds. We have to be more than compliant to go home to our girls after being questioned by the police.'
As some 30,000 firefighters continued to battle close to 100 major blazes across 13 western states, we invited back the UI's Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science for a checkup on the climate.
Champaign County’s electorate repeatedly has expressed interest in less partisanship in local government, and we have limited resources to address the big concerns of our community.
Our students collectively and continually distinguish themselves by their capacity for bottomless compassion, care and kindness.
Boarded-up windows, for-rent signs, thousands of workers without jobs: Main Streets across Illinois, like the country at large, are reeling from the COVID-19 economic downturn.
Ali Mirza, the Urbana campus' student representative on the UI Board of Trustees, says UI students consider Champaign and Urbana their home — a different picture than that painted by a recent Guest Commentary in the N-G.