"A Second City" Chicago Magazine Article Features Rev. Hatch

"A Second City" Chicago Magazine Article Features Rev. Hatch

“Don’t miss the humility of Christ,” Pastor Marshall Hatch proclaims from the pulpit, his words echoing across the limestone sanctuary. “See the sign that he’s in a small place, in a small town, on the bad side of the small town.” He pauses and lets the image sink in, the congregation murmuring in agreement.

“If Jesus is anywhere, he’s not downtown. He’s down here.”

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The Injustice of Unfair School Suspensions

The Injustice of Unfair School Suspensions

In the groundbreaking case, Brown V. Board of Education, the honorable Chief Justice Earl Warren stated, “In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunities of an education” (1954). I would agree that the greatest modern day example of this life altering atrocity is the alarming rate in which African-American students are suspended from school.

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The Confederate Battle Flag: Barrier between Racial Discrimination

The Confederate Battle Flag: Barrier between Racial Discrimination

You are raping our women and taking over our country! These would be the final words that nine congregants of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church would hear before they were brutally massacred by Dylann Roof.  At the age of 21, Roof, a white man, was motivated to commit these heinous atrocities to human life by hatred and racial intolerance. Added to this volatile mixture was a misguided patriotism for the Confederate flag, and armed with a 45-caliber handgun Roof viciously altered the lives of the victim’s family, friends, community, and the congregation as a whole.

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