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Mr. John Fountain


Chicago Sun Times/Roosevelt University


John W. Fountain is an award-winning columnist, journalist, professor, publisher and author. Fountain has been a reporter at the country’s top newspapers. He was a national correspondent for The New York Times and a staff writer at the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. He is the author of True Vine: A Young Black Man’s Journey of Faith, Hope and Clarity, Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood, Son of the Times: Life, Laughter, Love and Coffee, and No Place for Me: Letters to the Church in America. Fountain is a journalism professor at Roosevelt University and writes a weekly column for the Chicago Sun-Times.


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