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Shout out to U miss Parker for fair and balance reporting on public housing in East St. It doesn't take a genius to see that there is serious neglect going on in public housing sector. Shame on HUD, shame on Ben Carson and shame on the federal government for not providing safe housing and ho…

I was born in Carbondale in 1964 and grew up on the northeast side. While I read the entire article, I felt my body shift viscerally from from delight to anger. As a Black man it brings me delight to hear the stories of the previous generations, how we were in community, had businesses, loo…

[angry] I'm glad they caught these people for fraud, waste and abuse but the question still remains; where was the oversight while this spending fiasco was allowed to take place. I recall the residents screaming for help while their dwellings and quality of life was in shambles. Now that the…

[thumbup] I hope they throw the book at him in this cowardly crazy act. Well done CPD.

As a heterosexual African American Christian man, I am saddened by the tragedy and deaths of my brethren in Orlando. In the same breath, I am grieved and angry every time I hear that this is the worst massacre in America. Les we not forget the slaughtering of the indigenous people people an…

The unemployment rate for black males in Southern Illinois is off the chart.

[sneaky] Humm, why in the world are they going to put a solar plant in a contaminated site before all testing is complete/ sounds like they are in a rush to cover something up. This is the trend that black black Americans have endured for decades.

[thumbup] Right on ' This same good ole boy network got y'all into this deficet.

One thing is for certain, The black population in Carbondale is disproportionately represented in all areas of life e.g., incarceration. education, employment, high school graduation etc, etc. , This model is just a reflection of the society we live in. I would like to add that their are pri…

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