The Blackmocrats

During the past primary election in March, I provided professional outreach services to Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner to meet and have dialogue with various sections of the Black community. My advocacy was controversial. Chicago Sun-Times writer Michael Sneed called and asked if it were true. Sun-Times “columnist” (a term I use loosely) Neil Steinberg Read More …

Racism: Nigger, Niggah, Ninja

By Lorenzo Clemons There seems to be a great consternation about the recent episode of a powerful person expressing views that most felt were gone with the election of the first African American President.  Sadly it is not the case of disappearing racial insensitivity and down right racism being put on display in many parts Read More …

The Nina Simone Biopic Casting Controversy

Finally the Nina Simone story will be brought to the big screen. Filmmaker Cynthia Mort’s film Nina will open to anticipation and controversy that started way before production of the movie began. Simone, known as the “High Priestess of Soul ”was famous from the 1950s through the ’70s for her music and her civil rights Read More …

Governor Quinn Must Step In Chicago State University Affairs.

Havoc, confusion, chaos, power plays, conflict are words to describe the state of affairs at Chicago State University.  The drama played out Friday, March 1, in a special board meeting, when the board was scheduled to terminate Dr. Wayne Watson.   The public meeting opened to a crowd of students, community activists, professors, politicians and the Read More …