Sunday, July 20, 2014

Are African Americans done in Chicago?







Are African Americans done in Chicago?

Sure looks like it!  According the Chicago Sun times columnist Michael Sneed, President Barack Obama and his family may not move back to Chicago. They may stay in the East, or move to Southern California.   Can you blame them?    The Black neighborhoods on the south side of Chicago are filled with crime, bad public schools, and long hard winters.    The real problem here in Chicago is too many Black men are uneducated, unskilled, unsocialized, and therefore unemployable.   The President and the First Lady could provide some hope and change to African American Chicago, but they probably will need a break after eight long years a being disrespected.

The African American community in Chicago is on the ropes and ready to be knocked out.   It seems like no charismatic, or messianic leader is coming from the heavens to save Black people in Chicago.  So it may be time for African Americans it throw in the towel and leave Chicago, or we could organize and improve our neighborhood elementary school.  90% of African American boys in the Chicago Public Schools read below their grade level.   If we don't raise Black boys who are well behaved and literate, we will continue to have  Black men and thus low income Black neighborhoods that are null and void.

Marc Sims
Chicago

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Read and Write at Grade Level


Read and Write at Grade Level

Photo: Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune

According to their web site, AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is a Chicago nonprofit school management organization that creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools.

AUSL is a very controversial subject.   See and read the WGN TV report by Gaynor Hall. http://wgntv.com/2014/06/09/fixing-failing-schools-2014-graduation-day/

Gresham Elementary School on the far south side of Chicago is being "turned around" by AUSL. Although AUSL is controversial, the Gresham Elementary School should improve under AUSL.  The big losers are the current Black teachers at Gresham .  Also some of the current activist that may feel unwelcome at the new Gresham.   

The parents opposing the takeover by AUSL have very valid points, but,  insuring that every student at Gresham Elementary School can read and write at grade level should the top goal.


Public education in Chicago is about Jobs and contracts for Whites (European Americans).   Jobs and contracts for African Americans and properly educating Black children are after thoughts.  "We" African Americans should focus on insuring that every African American student can at least, read and write at grade level.

Marc Sims
Chicago

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Where Were You Raised, And Who Raised You?






Mayor Rahm Emanuel ain't humble and lovable.    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is also not the kind of guy you want to have a beer with.  However he is the kind of Mayor that we African Americans need.
We African Americans (aka Black People) need a strong Mayor to tell us  "It’s about values.  Where were you raised, and who raised you"?   Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that when responding to the June 2012 murder of a 7 year old girl in the Austin neighborhood.    

This was another very sad murder in Chicago.   These crimes are basically happen every day in Black neighborhoods.  For decades we African Americans have allowed these crime happen.   Now there is a Mayor of Chicago that could directly and indirectly motive African Americans to dramatically reduce the crime in our neighborhoods.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked a few radio stations in Chicago to open and close their shows with the anti-gun message and air public service announcements featuring radio personalities and celebrities.  This could be the start of some much needed social engineering for low income Black neighborhoods.   It’s about values.  It’s about where were you raised, and who raised you. 

Marc Sims
Chicago