Shappelle Thompson

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The Election: Now or Never

By: David Holloway, Nov 8, 2016 This is an election for the ages. Not in my lifetime, at least, has the nation been witness to such divisive politicking. On the one hand, Hilary Clinton is…

Stop Ghosting; It’s Unfair to Everyone

By: David Holloway, Oct 5, 2016 I typically use this space to discuss fundamentally flawed aspects of our culture: race and gender inequality, poverty, violence, sexuality, and so on.Today, however, I want to focus something more…

Let’s (Actually) Talk About the Ghetto

By: David Holloway, Sept 16, 2016 “And that over there,” said my friend with a broad sweep of her arm toward a tangle of dilapidated buildings, empty lots, and badly rusted cars, “is the ghetto.”…

(Re)Naming our Neighborhoods

What’s in a name? Columnist David Holloway muses on the effect of names on neighborhood identity.  By: David Holloway What you know as the 19th ward was once called Castle Town. Briefly during the early…