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Clarence E. Page
Editorial Board Member
My Role

Syndicated columnist, member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board and author of the "Page's Page" blog at the Tribune website
My Biography

Clarence Page, the 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner for Commentary, has been a columnist and a member of the newspaper's editorial board since July 1984. His column is syndicated nationally by Tribune Media Services. He also participated in a Chicago Tribune vote fraud investigation which won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He shared a 1980 Illinois UPI award for an investigative series titled "The Black Tax" and a 1976 Edward Scott Beck Award for overseas reporting in Southern Africa. In 1992, he was inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame and later received a lifetime achievement award from the National Association of Black Journalists. His 1996 book, Showing My Color: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity, was published by HarperCollins. From 1980 to 1984 Page also worked at WBBM-TV in Chicago as a news reporter, a talk show host and director of community affairs. He received his Bachelor of Science in journalism degree from Ohio University in 1969. Born in Dayton, Ohio, began his journalism career as a freelance writer and photographer for the Middletown Journal and Cincinnati Enquirer at the age of 17. He and his wife Lisa have one son and reside in the Washington DC area.
My Interests

Politics, social commentary, pop culture, new media. Learning, after decades of procastination, how to play the bass guitar.
My Recent Articles

LBJ's Civil Rights Act saved America 4/13/2014
Fifty years later, it's hard to imagine the enactment of the Civil Rights Act by today's polarized Congress. Maybe, as the old saying goes, today's fighting is so vicious because the stakes are so small.

The price of being black and bright in 2014 4/9/2014
Defending a high achiever Congratulations, Kwasi Enin. You're a 17-year-old Long Island, N.Y., high school student who applied to all eight of the nation's elite Ivy League colleges — and received acceptance letters from each one of them!

Republicans, poverty isn't just a race issue 4/6/2014
Why does so much of our talk about race and poverty leave Americans spinning their wheels? One big reason is etiquette. What is said often matters less than who says it.

Colbert satire and Twitter don't mix 4/2/2014
One of the first unwritten but widely respected rules of satire is that somehow, somewhere, someone simply isn't going to get the joke.

'Consciously uncouple' new term for splitting up 3/30/2014
"Conscious uncoupling." Is that even a thing?