Sunday, March 1, 2015

Time To Demand





Here in Chicago the African American neighborhoods have the highest crime rates and the highest rates of unemployment.  We unfortunately do not have an African American candidate running for Mayor of Chicago.   So we will have ask Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia to address our issues.

The majority of voting age African Americans (aka Black People) will not vote in the next election.   They may feel it really does not matter to them personally who is the mayor.  They probably would vote if they could get an instant tangible benefit from their one vote. Although it would be nice if we all could get a direct monetary benefit from our vote, that is not going to happen.   

Those of us who will vote need to call, write, e-mail, or use social media to ask Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia how they will help improve Chicago's African American neighborhoods.


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




Marc Sims
Chicago

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Lester Holt NBC Nightly News Anchor and Managing Editor?




Should Lester Holt replace Brian Williams as the NBC Nightly News Anchor and Managing Editor?


Yes!



Marc Sims
Chicago

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Distrust And Subconscious Self Hatred








African American distrust and subconscious self hatred prevents us from pooling our resources to own more small businesses in our neighborhoods.    You know our neighborhoods, the Arabs, East Indians, and Asians own a lot of the small businesses in the African American community.


We African Americans (aka Black People) can pool our money to build a church, but very little else.   African American poverty and unemployment would not be much of an issue if we use our trillion dollar spending power to create jobs in our community. We African Americans  just do not have racial pride and cultural capital that would force us to work together harmoniously. 


Like most Americans,  the minds African Americans are controlled by the American media, popular culture, and America's education systems.    There has to be at least a million enlighten, critically thinking African Americans that could counter act these forces.   Another generation of African Americans (aka Black People) are slowly being brain washed.   Time is of the essence! The enlighten, critically thinking African Americans, were are you?



Marc Sims
Chicago

Monday, November 17, 2014

Changing The Image of Black Men





Changing The Image of Black Men







The Ferguson Missouri situation is a great opportunity for African Americans to begin changing the image of Black men and boys. Currently there are too many Black men, Black male teens, and black boys who underachieve in school, and in life. The high school dropout rate, unemployment rate, and the incarceration rate, all bear whiteness to this underachievement.   The root cause of too many African American underachieving is racism, racial discrimination, and generational ignorance.    


Racism and bigotry toward to Black men and boys is not going away anything soon. However, a concerted effort, and a marshalling of resources that will ensure all low income African American boys are successful in school should be transformational. In a perfect world Black men, teens, and boys could wear any type of clothing they want, and look anyway they want to look.   That world ain't the Unite States of America.  In spite a America's racism and bigotry we African Americans need to raised all of our Black Boys to be successful in school, and in life.  The real or perceived image of lower income, less educated Black men has to change.


It is easy to rail against racist police but our focus should be on raising Black men and developing a politically and economically sound African American community that any racist instruction would fear.  





Marc Sims
Chicago