Natashia L. Holmes, from Florida, is indeed a fresh face in Chicago politics, Mary Mitchell writes in her Chicago Sun-Times column. The replacement for embattled Alderman Sandi Jackson represents a much needed departure from the way political power is too often passed down.
Weighing in on the controversy surrounding a teacher's use of the n-word in a classroom, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell says it is hard for a black person to embrace a so-called teachable moment from a white person.
Whitney Houston's life serves as a reminder that having lots of money and fame does not stop people from making the same bad choices as those who are far less fortunate, writes Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell.
After white teens allegedly put a noose around the neck of a black teen, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell comes to the painful yet unsurprising conclusion that racism is still deeply entrenched in America.
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell advises people to stop with their smug, judgmental response to the app. As she notes, the murder rate may be down overall in her city, but it's up in predominantly black neighborhoods.