Saturday, September 16, 2017

Chicago's Declining Black Population



Photo by Marc Sims

The Second Great Migration of African Americans (Colored Negroes Blacks) ended in 1970.  Since then African Americans, especially the lower income African Americans have been hit hard by deindustrialization, Reaganomics, and mass incarceration, just to name three beat downs.  

It was good that are parents, grandparents, or great grand parents moved to Chicago for a better life. It is also good if their descendants want to leave Chicago for a better life. It is also good if their descendants want to stay in Chicago and create a better life for themselves and their community.  It’s all good.

A declining African American (Black) population is not the problem, our challenge is to end the distrust that most African Americans have for each other.  If we can end that distrust, Chicago will have a smaller,  but a more vibrant African American (Black) community. 

Marc Sims
Chicago

Since 2000, Chicago's black population has dropped by more than 250,000 people.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

African American (Black) Boys Succeeding In School?





Are there any low income neighborhood public elementary schools were every African American (Black) boy is succeeding academically and socially?

Marc Sims
marcsimschicago@gmail.com


Black Boys in Crisis: The Effects of Living in a Low Income Family

http://www.theedadvocate.org/black-boys-in-crisis-the-effects-of-living-in-a-low-income-family/


The Difficulty For Disadvantaged Students: The school has to substitute for a middle-class family. The cost of that has pretty much always been out of our reach. 1:25 video
This clip, title, and description were created by Marc Sims.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4671416/difficulty-disadvantaged-students

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Get Rid of Mayor Rahm Emanuel?


Chicago residents who want to get rid of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and those Chicagoans who just want Chicago to improve can make a list of goals that would improve life in the City of Chicago.
 
 Here are a few ideas, I will provide develop the details later.
  • Plans for a dramatic reduction of crime in Chicago
  •  A new education model for CPS students who do not want to obtain a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree.
  •  An elected school broad
  •  Term limits for all elected officials
  • Total transparency on all City of Chicago budgets
Marc Sims
Chicago

If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Frederick Douglass


Thursday, July 6, 2017

What About The Students Destined For Failure





Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a speech in Washington DC touting the achievements of the Chicago Public Schools.  It was a good speech hyping the many type of schools parents can choose for their children.  However Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not say much about the 25 percent of the students in his city are never going to be anything, never going to amount to anything.   These are the public school students that may become Chicago’s future neighborhood criminals. 

In 2012 Mayor Rahm Emanuel told Chicago Teacher's Union President Karen Lewis25 percent of the students in this city are never going to be anything, never going to amount to anything and he is never going to throw money at it."  This is the challenge for public school systems that have large numbers of low income students who are not motivated and have overwhelmed or indifferent parents.  America’s States and Cities would rather push these students out of their school system and into their prison system.  Knowing that their parents and their community are too overwhelmed and indifferent to demand that their political officials redirected funds to create an education model for students that seem destined for a life of failure. 

Marc Sims 
Chicago


You’ve got to have three things, an involved parent, a teacher that will motivate you and a principal that will be held accountable. 
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
This 01:13 video clip, title, and description were created by Marc Sims.



In a NBC 5 interview Chicago Teacher's Union President Karen Lewis Mayor Rahm Emanuel said;
"In that conversation, he did say to me that 25 percent of the students in this city are never going to be anything, never going to amount to anything and he is never going to throw money at it."


 

One-third of all African-American students have left CPS

Nearly 83,000 black students — more than one-third of all African-American kids in the district — have left CPS since 2000. On average, black students score lower than their peers. Latinos are now CPS’ largest ethnic group, and they’ve posted higher scores and big gains over time. 

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/are-chicago-public-schools-the-worst-in-the-state/5445214e-cc48-48a9-9019-4d1c05305940?utm_campaign=Rundown_20170629&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

 

Full Washington DC Speech:

Rahm Emanuel on Education Initiatives Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) talked about new initiatives for education and college preparedness. One of the mayor’s initiatives would require Chicago public high school seniors to have a post-graduation plan in place before graduating.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?429881-1/rahm-emanuel-addresses-national-press-club