Commentary: Don’t use 25th Amendment for political reasons

By Dr. Samuel B. Hoff Amid the fallout from the attack on the Capitol and its derivation are calls for removing President Donald Trump via the 25th Amendment. Notwithstanding the evidence for Trump’s ouster, there are several appropriate mechanisms for punishing the chief executive. The 25th Amendment should not be considered, as it was envisioned […]

Commentary: Schools must not return to hybrid learning next week

By Kevin Ohlandt Delaware Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Education issued a letter Tuesday urging that students return to Delaware schools to commence hybrid learning Jan. 11. This is a very foolish mistake, which will cost more lives. I can’t stress this enough. While some school districts, such as Red Clay Consolidated […]

Commentary: Generation Z will do well post-pandemic

Older folks should consider finding a reverse mentor By Dr. Myna German Generations can be very judgmental about each other. The students I teach now never witnessed 9/11 like my children, the millennials, did. My kids were 9 and 13 then, and it was a formidable experience and part of their life in New York. […]

Commentary: New NAACP leader committed to change

By Fleur N. McKendell As the incoming president of the central Delaware NAACP branch, the current second vice president of the Delaware NAACP State Conference and the mother of two Black sons, I radically reimagine a nonselective and inclusive government — one that is free from the horrific and deep-rooted impact that historical policies, practices […]

Commentary: Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors on, seeks support

By Tom Thunstrom For nearly 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware (BBBS) has served thousands of kids. As part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, we are blessed with our federation’s 100-year legacy of helping ignite the power and promise of youth. We achieve this by developing one-to-one mentoring relationships between adults […]

Commentary: Oral history project will document DuPont Schools’ legacy

By Dr. Abdullah R. Muhammad The African American Cultural Resources Task Force of Delaware (AATF) of Preservation Delaware Inc. (PDI) has received funding from the Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs to conduct an oral history project to document the experiences of both students, teachers and members of the communities associated with selected DuPont […]

Commentary: Delaware Bay oil spill cleaned but remains a mystery

By Frank Csulak On a relatively quiet afternoon Oct. 19, the U.S. Coast Guard notified the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that tar balls and oiled debris were scattered across approximately 12 miles of the Delaware Bay’s shoreline. As the scientific support coordinator for the mid-Atlantic region in NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, I […]

Brighter days ahead for local journalism?

By Joe Smyth Our little company was one of the pioneers of non-profit ownership of newspapers. Fifty years ago, we made a few decisions that were, in retrospect, pretty unusual. To protect their independence, safeguard their mission, and ensure their survival, we gave ownership of our newspapers to a non-profit journalistic trust. To extend the […]

Commentary: Special Olympian was life-changing game changer

By Ann Grunert Michael Cusack’s 25-yard swim in a pool at Soldier Field in 1968 ended up turning into a life-changing moment, and not just for the Chicago-area resident but for millions of people with intellectual disabilities around the world. Mr. Cusack, who had Down syndrome, passed away Dec. 17 at age 64, more than […]

Commentary: Resolve to prioritize your mental health in 2021

By Emily Vera As I sit down to type these words, partially composed in my mind in a rare quiet moment of predawn wakefulness, I hear my 9-year-old son make the sound of an air raid siren, loudly and with perfect pitch. The girls scream and run for cover, and the noise awakens my 8-month-old […]