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The recent film Dear White People only showed at four Chicago-area theaters, but it has gotten a lot of buzz. Among other things, the movie is making the statement that the times in which we are living are still not "post-racial."
An estimated 700 people gathered in Scoville Park on Sunday at 1 p.m. to sing gospel songs, hear speakers, march and pray in response to the killing of unarmed black men and boys by white police officers in Ferguson, Cleveland and New York.
True to their commitment to ethical living, nine End of the Line Humanists members put in 45 hours during the Oak Park Library Volunteer Days in July — sorting and arranging books and emptying, moving and cutting boxes. Members also volunteer with the Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry.
The fact that you can't tell a book by its cover has become a problem for West Suburban PADS. The problem is the organization's cover, i.e. the name PADS, no longer communicates adequately everything the agency does in serving the homeless population in our area.