Thursday, December 17, 2009

Students Are Not Being Prepared for College



Marc Sims
P.O Box 5415
Chicago, IL. 60680
marcsimschicago@yahoo.com


President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Mr. President:

I was a visitor at Florence B Price Elementary School a few weeks ago.

Florence B Price Elementary School needs a lot a help!


I blame the parents!

Visit Price Elementary School 4351 S Drexel Blvd in Chicago to see why the students are not being prepared to attend King High College Preparatory School which is across the street.

Thanks!

Marc Sims
773-507-0724

Monday, November 23, 2009

Buying Into The Stereotype



For over 35 years, Dr. Carl Bell has practiced psychiatry. As an internationally recognized lecturer and author, he has given numerous presentations on mental wellness, violence prevention, and traumatic stress caused by violence. Most recently, he has participated as the Principle Investigator with CHAMP, an HIV/AIDS youth prevention research project in South Africa . He is the author of The Sanity of Survival: Reflections on Community Mental Health and Wellness and co-author of Suicide and Homicide Among Adolescents. Dr. Bell is also a clinical professor of psychiatry and public health at the University of Illinois School of Medicine.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Stop Having Children!



A mass movement for reproduction quality control is desperately needed!



Every African American organization should implement a plan that will encourage our young people not to have any children until they are at least 25 or 30 years old.


The politicians, preachers, potentates and all African American adults need to insist that our children and grandchildren have a clear plan for raising their children.


Marc Sims
Chicago


Well, how do we come out of the inferiorized state? We have to devise those means of behavior that are going to allow for the maximal development of the Black genetically constituted potential. That begins with how we relate to the behavior of sex. If we want to produce strong Black males and females, then we have to realize that White supremacy is not going to set up the conditions where that will happen because they are in fear of strong Black, Brown, Red and Yellow people. They] set up a dynamic where you end up with large numbers of teenagers and children reproducing, single parents reproducing and not being able to guide the development of male children to functional adult male status. Black people [should] have quality control of Black reproduction. Well, how do we go about it? You have to have mature parents. You have to have parents who are married. If I could wave the magic wand, Black people wouldn’t have sex until they got married and they wouldn’t get married until they were 30. In the meantime, they would be going to school."

Dr. Cress Welsing

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Why I did not go to college.



Why did not I go to college?

I hated grammar school.

Poor writing and spelling skills.


Lack of self discipline.

Lack of confidence.

Low self esteem.

Afraid of hard work.

Lazy.


We are all sum totals of our experience, and products of our environment.


Marc Sims
Chicago

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Unconventional Activist




I’m having trouble letting go my passion to be an activist.

I think it was something I was born with. It is a strong desire to provide a contrarian opinion. It is a strong desire to broadcast unconventional truths.

Presenting alternative information to brainwashed zombies is an extremely daunting task.

The human mind cannot distinguish between a real or imagine event. What is real or not real is irrelevant in the mind of culturally conditioned true believer. Human beings are condition to consistently think and act like an obedient peasant.

I will find new ways to make my controversial opinions palatable for the conventional thinking zombies.

Marc Sims
Chicago

Marc Sims is the host of VIEWPOINT, a cable TV show that provides a forum for ordinary citizens to discuss political and social issues. Marc has entertained and enlighten Chicagoans since 1991.

marcsimschicago@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Where education is strongly valued




Here in Chicago there are not enough “good Schools” for students who want to learn.

I have given hundreds of career day type talks via The Black Stat Project. It seems to me that most of the good students come from stable homes where education is valued.

Public schools in cities like Chicago will not vastly improve until the majority of public school parents value education.
This may sound harsh and elitist, but public school administrators need to be very honest with parents.

Some students can handle the rigor of a college preparatory curriculum. In reality most public school students will never obtain a Bachelor’s degree. Very few students can achieve academic success all the way through college without a stable home were education is strongly valued.

Marc Sims
viewpointchicago@yahoo.com

PS
Only 8 percent of Chicago Public Schools freshmen will earn a bachelor's degree by their mid-20s, according to a study by the Consortium on Chicago School Research.

I hated grammar school and dropped out of high school in 1980.

Ironically this why I passionate about improving public education.

Public schools can work very well if parents expect an excellent education for their children.

Friday, July 10, 2009

President Barack Obama


President Barack Obama is an excellent politician, but only a good President.

President Obama can be a great President if he just stabilizes the United States’ economy.

The prolonged economic recession in the United States will suppress living standards for most Americans the rest of their lives.

The greatness of the United States as we knew it started after World War 2 and ended in December 2007.

Good old fashion greed killed the economic goose that laid golden eggs.

Only the wise and the prudent can prosper in spite of an unenlightened electorate
and the selfish interests of congressional lobbyist.


Marc Sims
marcsimschicago@yahoo.com

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Life out side of "The Hood"



Children need to see life out side of "The Hood".

Marc Sims
Chicago

viewpointchicago@yahoo.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

African American "Leaders"


The Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


I started my public access show August 1991.

I hoped the show would be a part of a cultural movement that would insure every African American neighborhood is clean, safe, and have excellent public schools.

I have almost lost all hope!

Most of the African American politicians, preachers, and potentates seem to have no desire to challenge our youth.

The politicians, preachers, potentates and all African American adults need to insist that our children and grandchildren have a clear plan for raising their children.

Marc Sims

Chicago

I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves.
Harriet Tubman

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Changing the way I think

My purpose in life was to start a part of a cultural movement that would insure every African American neighborhood was clean, safe, and have excellent schools.

For over twenty years I have foolishly tried to impose my values on people with different values.

After reading the book The Science of Getting Rich I am now thinking in a certain way.

Marc Sims
Chicago

Poverty can be done away with, not by increasing the number of well to do people who think about poverty, but by increasing the number of poor people who purpose with faith to get rich.

The poor do not need charity; they need inspiration. Charity only sends them a loaf of bread to keep them alive in their wretchedness, or gives them an entertainment to make them forget for an hour or two; but inspiration will cause them to rise out of their misery. If you want to help the poor, demonstrate to them that they can become rich; prove it by getting rich yourself.

The only way in which poverty will ever be banished from this world is by getting a large and constantly increasing number of people to practice the teachings of this book.

The Science of Getting Rich
by Wallace Wattles
Chapter Nine
How to Use the Will

Monday, April 6, 2009

Improve The Parents





The best way to improve public education in cities like Chicago is to improve the parents.

Now that is a touchy subject!

Most parents may feel offended if the public schools provided information on the best practices of excellent parents.

The public schools in cities like Chicago will have to be delicate and skillful with their tactics.

Parents have to be constantly reminded that a high school education will not prepare their teenager for a highly technical global economy.

Marc Sims
Chicago

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Teach The Poor How To Become Rich!

All African American organizations and “leaders” should focus on teaching the poor how to become rich.

Most African Americans like most Americans are only a few pay checks away from poverty.

Most Americans will earn $1,000,000 to $4,000,000 during their working life.

If were taught to be financially prudent we could become millionaires.

Financial literacy is a necessity.

Marc Sims
Chicago
3-3-09

Thursday, February 5, 2009

There are far too many successful African Americans for the Hood to be “The Hood”

In February you will see a number of very successful African Americans during Tavis Smiley’s annual State of the Black Union. Each year there are numerous meetings and conventions held by African Americans, but what are they really accomplishing? These meetings are like a feel good Sunday morning church service. They are like a good movie or TV show. They do give great temporary relief but does not cure the root cause of the disease.

What needs to be cured is our subconscious self-hate for each other. This mild mutual distrust is a descendant of slavery. The dissension between the modern day house Negros and field Negros impedes the progress of African Americans as a group.
Unfortunately we are not one like minded monolithic group. During slavery we had one main thing in common, slavery. During segregation we have one main thing in common, segregation. Now what do the rich, middle class, and lower income African Americans have in common?

I hope Mr. Smiley and his friends will find a way to trickle down their knowledge, wisdom and values to the masses of lower income African Americans.


Marc Sims

marcsimschicago@gmail

Marc Sims is the host of VIEWPOINT, a cable TV show that provides a forum for ordinary citizens to discuss political and social issues. Marc has entertained and enlighten Chicagoans for seventeen years.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How to stop the crime and violence in lower income
African American neighborhoods

1. A massive effort to reduce the number of children produced by parents in their teens and early twenties.

2. Tutoring classes for every student with low grades.


3. Parenting classes for the mothers and fathers of failing students.


Reducing the number of children produced by parents in their teens and early twenties will take a cultural paradigm shift. Public service announcements featuring Hip-Hop celebrities should encourage young people to delay having children until they are a little wiser. Also high school students should be thoroughly informed about the challenges of properly raising an academically successful child.
Tutoring classes are one excellent way build an underachieving student’s confidence.
Parenting classes should mandated by law for the mothers and fathers of failing students.

These programs should be funded by gasoline taxes or Federal stimulus money.

Marc Sims