Tag: mary datcher

President Obama says farewell, not goodbye

President Obama says farewell, not goodbye

| January 31, 2017

By Mary L. Datcher (Chicago Defender/NNPA Member) On Tuesday, Jan. 10 the world set eyes on Chicago, and this time it wasn’t about the discussion of the latest homicide stats or a family member being lost violently to gunfire. This time is all about President Barack Obama returning to the town where his political career […]

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Gladys Knight: A candid conversation

Gladys Knight: A candid conversation

| September 27, 2015

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender Motown Records was considered the number one most influential company to lead in setting a precedent for talent, style, good music, swag and success. The Detroit label was founded on the same business model of automotive companies that ruled the blue collar town […]

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Sandra Bland: Suicide or homicide? New evidence raises questions

Sandra Bland: Suicide or homicide? New evidence raises questions

| September 16, 2015

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender When a parent loses a child, it’s described as the deepest numbness that encompasses their being. It’s often brought on with a freight load of mixed emotions—guilt, anger, sadness, bitterness—grief. It doesn’t matter if you are the parent of a small child or […]

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A mother’s mission: Combating domestic violence

A mother’s mission: Combating domestic violence

| November 23, 2014

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from the Windy City Word (FIRST OF TWO PARTS) CHICAGO–It was a day that no mother or father ever wants to experience–a call informing them that their child has been murdered. The moment a child enters the world; most parents take on the responsibility of protector, nurturer, […]

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