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Marilyn Katz

Where are the Black Panthers and Corporate Philanthropists When We Need Them?

Real change requires that we expand our understanding of what actions are needed on the part of the mayor, the police and anyone who claims the mantle of the city’s leadership. Two films that premiered this past fall provide guidance of the kind of leadership that today is missing.


Chicago’s worst top cop in recent memory Garry McCarthy is gone. State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is probably next to go, be it through resignation or more likely, and my hope, through election. Mayor Emanuel’s “fall” is grist for the mill for virtually every blog, twitter account and media outlet in the nation. And before most people woke up on New Year’s Day, two more Black men had been killed by gunfire—bringing the number of Chicagoans slaughtered in 2015 to 485.

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