The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 22, 2013

A fair playing field for all

The Commercial-News

---- — A fair playing field for all


The holiday is here, and many black Americans are geared up to celebrate their favorite holidays. Of course, many dates have been altered to fit today’s society.

While we are celebrating, as black Americans, let us not forget the plaintiffs who moved and successfully changed the form of government for better representation from the black community.

Since 1987, black empowerment has taken a back seat to aggressive representation. Blacks in Vermilion County must keep their eyes open and make use of their God-given rights of liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Many changes are taking place, and many will be left behind in that dream.

Perhaps you think there is no peace because their is no choice. I say there is no choice but to pursue peace and liberty and justice. The black movement has stopped. Where are the plaintiffs? Someone like them must come allive and check the status quo of democracy.

Take a look around and you will find nepotism at its worst in your home town. Many positions are being dismantled, the reestablished and given to close friends and relatives while leaving out qualified applicants.

Who will challenge a system gone wrong? Who will make the playing field fair for everyone? Where are they?

The Rev. Frank McCullough Jr.