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 …

N’DIGO’s Publisher Wants to Know What Chuy and Rahm Will Do For Our Neighborhoods

Hermene Hartman has some harsh words for Wilson and Rahm, but she’s still not sure who she’s voting for in the April 7 runoff. Hermene Hartman, the publisher of N’DIGO, a newspaper aimed at “urbane” African Americans, is certainly a force in Chicago politics. She helped Obama gather the dollars he needed to run for U.S. 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 …

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 …

Beat the Recession By Being Your Own Boss

By Gianno Caldwell People often congratulate me for starting my own firm, Caldwell Strategic Consulting, at the ripe young age of 26. I often thank them, and sometimes add that I had no choice. Of course, I had a choice. I could have done lots of things, but lobbying and consulting is my passion and Read More …