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    Ransom Notes: Black Press is Black history

    “We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us in things which concern us dearly.” When Samuel Cornish and John Russwurm wrote those words on the front page of their Freedom’s Journal newspaper 181 years ago, they were sta

    I understand Michelle Obama’s comment

    Michelle Obama has all of a sudden become the center of attention in the election because she is perceived by John McCain’s people to have made Barack Obama vulnerable to an attack on his loyalty to the country.

    Ransom Notes: Turn parties to the wall

    In our offices here at the Defender, we have a photo hanging on the wall of Oscar DePriest. DePriest was the first African American elected to Chicago’s City Council and later became the first African American elected to Congress from a northern state. He