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November 8, 2021
Op-ed

Chicago Tribune

University of Chicago Medicine has the best heart program in the country. That’s according to newly released national data, but it is also a conviction I have long held — not because I represent the district that is home to UChicago Medicine, but because I have witnessed the program firsthand.

Issues:Health Care
October 22, 2021
Op-ed

The Grio

It was 1966 and the civil rights movement had been slowly building steam for more than a decade when the Black Panther Party emerged on the national stage: strident, confident, and resolute in their demands for Black freedom, justice, and equality.

Issues:Civil Rights
September 2, 2021
Op-ed

Chicago Crusader

Recent news stories locally and across the nation have shed light on what homebuyers in Black and Brown communities have known and experienced for decades: minority homeowners are at risk of having their homes vastly undervalued by appraisers.

July 23, 2021
Op-ed

Chicago Sun-Times

You can sense the excitement this summer, the collective feeling of relief in America after a long and grueling year. Across the country, people are closing their screens and getting outside.

March 26, 2021
Op-ed

Hyde Park Herald

Two weeks ago, a Chicago woman was found dead, bound and gagged in a West Side alley. While the details of this case remain under investigation, it brought the brutal issue of violence against women rearing back into the headlines.

May 1, 2020
Op-ed

The Grio

In 2017, Eric Garner cried three words eleven times before being choked to death by a New York City police officer: “I can’t breathe.”

Garner’s tragic plea shook the heart of the nation with a strong blow to the Black community, and “I can’t breathe” became the battle cry of a historic movement for equal rights and protection under the law. 

Issues:Civil RightsEnergy and Environment
April 8, 2020
Op-ed

Chicago Sun-Times

Black people will continue to die at disproportionally higher rates than white Americans as a result of COVID-19. It is imperative that black Americans remain hypervigilant.

Issues:Health Care
March 13, 2020
Op-ed

Roll Call

In the medical world, potential side effects are often an expected trade-off for the prescription drugs that help many of us lead healthy lives. Consumers are able to weigh these risks because pharmaceutical companies are required to disclose them.