Do Chicago/Illinois Democrats Take the Black Vote for Granted?

In the City of Chicago, the Republican Party doesn’t exist for all practical purposes.  In the State of Illinois only because of downstate are there real Republicans. Democrats assume that Black voters will vote in mass for the party because of its history.  All of the black eggs are in one basket.  Why are Blacks Read More …

Redefining Black History Month

What is her message? As we end February, this Black History Month, what would happen if you didn’t tell your black child about the trials and tribulations of the Black experience? What if you didn’t tell your child about the bad experience of slavery, about the inequality Black Americans have endured. What if you didn’t Read More …

Beanie Baby Justice – The Light and The Heavy of the Jail Sentence

I am not a lawyer.  I am confused, John Q. Public. It seems to me that America has a double standard of justice. There is an adage stating that when you go to court you don’t know how you are coming out.  Does it depend on the lawyer?  Does it depend on the crime?  Does it depend Read More …

SIGNIFICANT HAPPENINGS OF 2013

2013 was quite a year. We saw a lot of things happening.  Here’s what we saw as the most significant. Roseland Hospital threatened closure. Rev. Jesse Jackson made some noise and Governor Quinn provided emergency funding. The close of this hospital would have devastated health services on the south side.   Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed Read More …

VIVA MANDELA

[quote]“I was made, by the law, a criminal, not because of what I had done, but because of what I stood for, because of what I thought, because of my conscience.”  (Statement during trial, 1962)  [/quote] Sir Nelson Rolihlahla  Mandela was a world-class  leader.  His leadership style a rarity.  He was the ultimate leader of Read More …