Questions About the Chicago Public Schools $20 Million Scandal

  How did it happen? How did Chicago Public Schools let a no-bid $20.5 million contract go to the SUPES Training Program in the first place? What’s not being said here? What was SUPES teaching to the principals, who mostly already have postgraduate degrees? Why aren’t management courses in the graduate educational curriculum in the Read More …

The Mayoral Run-Off: History in the Making

The Mayoral Run-Off: History in the Making By Hermene D. Hartman The historic mayoral election is over, the voting is complete, and the people have spoken. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was punished for closing the schools and ignoring the neighborhoods. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia was heard and stands to become the first Hispanic mayor of Chicago. National Read More …

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2015

It is always interesting to look at Dr. King’s life and work every year as we celebrate his birth, because the interpretations and recollections change.  As the nation celebrates his greatness and impact he clearly is a revered American hero.   So many people step up to claim that they marched with King as a badge Read More …

Ferguson Is A Tale Of Black Men In America

I watched the news programs on Sunday as they discussed the Ferguson, Missouri protests and the case of Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson. It is almost insulting that the commentators leading the conversation are so ignorant about the history of killing Black men in the United States. In bewilderment and amazement, they ask questions Read More …

The State of Illinois Has A New Governor

The State of Illinois has a new Governor. Republican Bruce Rauner won 
with 51 percent of the vote. Incumbent Governor Pat Quinn lost with 46
percent of the vote. Rauner accepted victory on election night before
Quinn conceded the next day. Here are 12 reasons why Rauner won and is the new Governor, and for the sake Read More …