Friday, December 24, 2010

African Americans Should Delay Having Children





The Goal; ensuring every lower income African American neighborhood is safe, clean, with excellent schools.

The Challenge; persuading young African Americans to delay having children.

The news media will report on all the ills of African Americans. They will report all the programs that provide charity but very little but change in the African American community. The media will remind the world about our fatherless, criminal, academically deficient, African American children. However, I am waiting on the news media to report on a mass movement that effectively persuades young African Americans to delay having children.


There seems to be a new study or book every month on the plight of lower income African Americans. We see some author or other “talking head” proving their expert analysis about poor performing African-American students being raised by single mothers. However, I am waiting for a group of these experts to suggest a mass movement to encourage young African Americans to delay having children.


A hundred years ago, having children as a young adult was cultural norm. A hundred years ago having a lot of children was an asset for African Americans. A hundred years ago all the diffident types of African Americans lived in the same community. Now African American children are being raised in a “post racial”, multicultural, class stratified, United States of America.


Will the news media, the always-studying-Black-folks experts, the purveyors of hip hop culture, the clergy, a host of black celebrities, or African American “leaders” help persuade young African Americans to delay having children so they can plan their life as parents?


Marc Sims
Chicago
viewpointchicago@yahoo.com

Monday, December 13, 2010

Grow Enlightened Human Beings





Social Engineering: The new mayor of Chicago should develop and implement a comprehensive plan to grow enlightened human beings.


What do you think?

Marc Sims
773-517-4369

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How do you transform a low performing student?


Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

Dear Secretary Duncan:

How do you transform a low performing student into a student that consistently receives A's & B's?

How do you raise the self-esteem and academic self–confidence of a student so they can succeed in college?

Can you achieve these goals without parental support and involvement?


Marc Sims
Chicago
773-517-4369
http://www.youtube.com/user/VPChicago#p/u

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Time for Leadership!


Although unemployment may remain high and the average American’s standard of living will remain stagnant, it is time for President Obama to become more proactive and lead!

President Obama should focus on rebuilding the United States' crumbling infrastructure.



Marc Sims
Chicago

“Leadership is a word and a concept that has been more argued than almost any other I know. I am not one of the desk-pounding types that likes to stick out his jaw and look like he is bossing the show. I would far rather get behind and, recognizing the frailties and the requirements of human nature, would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.”

Dwight David Eisenhower

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

2010 Mid-Term Elections In A Post-Racial USA



2010 Mid-Term Elections In A Post-Racial USA

"To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time. "
James Baldwin

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chicago Public Schools and Charter Schools in the African American Community




Most Chicago Public Schools and Charter Schools in the African American community are up against a culture where education is not a top priority. The average African American parent feels it is the responsibility of their children and the public schools to make sure their children do well in school.

Do you agree or disagree?

Marc Sims
773-517-4369

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Running for Mayor of Chicago?


Mayor Harold Washington

In my opinion anyone running for Mayor or Alderman in Chicago should;

Run to insure that every neighborhood is safe, clean, and with excellent schools.

Run to promote term limits for all Chicago, Cool County, and State of Illinois elected officials.

Run to create lottery tickets where the money goes directly to your neighborhood school.

Run to create boarding schools for all delinquent children and teens.

Anyone running for Mayor or Alderman Chicago should preach reform, reform, and reform!

What do you think?

Marc Sims
Chicago
773-517-4369
willielynch2013@yahoo.com

Monday, September 13, 2010

Take delinquent children out of “the hood”




Hopefully Chicago’s new mayor will be a good politician as well as an excellent sociologist.

Anyone who dares visit parts of the south and west side at night understands the problem. Chicago has too many fractured families and destabilized neighborhoods. The solutions to stabilize these neighborhoods are obvious, but Chicago needs a new bold mayor that will end our embarrassing street crimes.

Some neighborhoods criminals are born and others are made, but all attended the Chicago Public Schools. These children must identified buy the CPS before they become teenagers, and then sent off to a down state boarding school. The mothers or grandmothers of these children must be persuade, or forced to send their delinquent children away.

Hopefully Chicago’s new mayor will take delinquent children out of “the hood”, so “the hood” can become a stable high quality neighborhood.

Marc Sims
Chicago
viewpointchicago@yahoo.com

Monday, August 9, 2010

Is Chicago Ready for Reform?




In my opinion anyone running for Mayor or Alderman in Chicago should;

Run to get Mayor Daley in a run-of election.

Run to promote the idea of term limits for all
Chicago, Cool County, and State of Illinois elected officials.

Run to promote the idea of creating lottery tickets where the money goes directly to the Chicago Public Schools.

Run to promote the idea of creating boarding schools for all delinquent children and teens.

Anyone running for Mayor or Alderman Chicago should preach reform, reform, reform!


Marc Sims
Chicago
http://www.youtube.com/user/VPChicago#p/u

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Responsibility & Values


Curtis Elementary School
115th & State Street
Chicago, IL


In my opinion African American politicians, preachers, community potentates stunt the intellectual growth of lower income African Americans.

Probably most high achieving African Americans had good parents, who sent their children to good schools, and expected their children to get good grades.

I believe most African American politicians, preachers, community potentates are not interested in making sure low income African American children are sent to good schools where they are expected to get good grades.

Yes, it starts in the home, but some homes ain’t the place where wholesome values are taught. Now this responsibility falls on the public schools, after school, and other programs to teach wholesome values to African American children.

What do you think?

Marc Sims
Chicago

willielynch2013@yahoo.com

PS Clean and save neighborhoods with excellent schools!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Murders in African American Neighborhoods



The murders in African American neighborhoods are appalling and embarrassing.

We have to take the bad boys from their mothers and send them to a boarding school.

If we don’t send our wayward boys off to a reform boarding school the killings will continue.


Take the boy out of the Hood and the Hood out of the boy!


Marc Sims

Chicago

viewpointchicago@yahoo.com

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Ten Commandments for Black Parents


The Ten Commandments for Black Parents


1) Thou shall create strong families that nurture, educate and protect children, and thou should maintain good relationships with the children's mother or father even if thou have parted, for the sake of the children.


2) Thou shall talk to thy children and attend to their spiritual needs, moral development and ethical training.


3) Thou shall put the education of thy children first before all other worldly things and thou shall find suitable extracurricular developmental activities for thy children.


4) Thou shall take thy children to the library or bookstore regularly, help them make good reading selections, listen to them read to you, and read to them at home.


5) Thou shall teach thy children to earn, manage, save and invest money, and to consider entrepreneurship as a viable career option.


6) Thou shall make sure that all of the health needs of thy children are met daily including providing thy children with three nutritious meals a day.


7) Thou shall correct the wayward thoughts and behaviors of thy children, and thou shall keep thy children away from bad influences and negative peer pressures.


8) Thou shall screen and control magazines, books, video games, television, radio, internet and all other media influences of thy children.


9) Thou shall encourage thy children to attend college.


10) Thou shall join The Black Star Project’s League of Black Parents or other effective parent support and education support associations (for more information please call The Black Star Project at 773.285.9600).



(Created by The Black Star Project’s Illinois Black Parent’s & Educators Association – September 5, 2003)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

African Americans Kill Each Other




I’m a Limo driver and lifelong Chicagoan.

Before Barack Obama became President many of my liberal passengers rave about him.
I told them I met him once and I would vote for Barack Obama.

However, I told them African Americans will continue to murder each other in Chicago.

The mainstream media does not want to discuss why African Americans kill each other, and upper class African Americans do not care if lower class African Americans kill each other.

If anyone wants to implement the solutions to stop the murders in Chicago contact;

National Block Club University

The Black Star Project

Marc Sims
marcsimschicago@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A purpose in life vision


President Barack Obama

Mr. President:

Yesterday I was at my children's school for a parents meeting.


The parents meeting was good, my children's school is a good school, and their school has reduced the fighting between students.

I hope they can convince more parents that the school is trying to prepare their children to succeed in college and they need to actively participate in this process.

Most of the parents I know who have children in school have no academic goals and a purpose in life vision for their children. They just send their children to school and hope for the best.

The public schools have an extremely tough job.


Marc Sims

Chicago

773-507-0724

Marc Sims

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mr. President: stop crime and violence in Chicago!





To:President Barack Obama


Mr. President:

Can you provide Dr. Carl Bell the resources needed to stop the crime and violence in Chicago?


Dr. Carl C. Bell, M.D., F.A.P.A., FA.C.P. President & CEO Community Mental Health Center of Chicago

For over 30 years, Dr. 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. In recognition of his efforts to reduce violence, he became the first recipient of the American Psychiatric Foundation's Minority Service Award in 2004. He is also the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association's Presidential Award.

Dr. Carl C. Bell's Seven Principles for Changing At-Risk Behavior and Cultivating Resiliency Among Youth


1. Rebuilding the Village/Reweaving the social fabric/Recreating a sense of community
Reestablishing a sense of community by bringing together churches, schools, and families to create networks, organize resources and establish programs that provide support, safety and security for our youth. A sense of community also reinforces cultural identity.

2. Providing access to ancient and modern technology to provide practical systems for the application of knowledge
Providing models, tools, skills and techniques to facilitate implementation of the concept or program (for example, mentoring, multi-family groups, how to cultivate resiliency and wellness, and manualized family interventions).

3. Providing a sense of connectedness
Creating situations, programs and relationships that foster a sense of connection, attachment, and belonging to a larger group or a common goal. This counters feelings of alienation, helps provide feelings of security, and increases self-esteem. Again, reestablishing the village reinforces cultural identity and can be a platform for the delivery of cultural education. Well thought out rites of passage (e.g. the belt system of progression in Japanese martial arts) programs have been very effective in actualizing this principle.

4. Providing opportunity to learn social & emotional skills
Providing social and emotional skills that people need to interact and communicate with each other. This not only increases self-esteem but effectiveness in relationships as well. These include parenting skills, refusal skills, negotiating skills, the capacity to remain calm in a crisis, and more.

5. Providing opportunities to increasing self-esteem
A. Giving our children a sense of power (self-efficacy) by showing them they can do things for themselves and positively influence their own lives. For example, adopting healthy behaviors creates both a sense of wellness and an outcome of wellness.
B. Providing a sense of models to help our young make sense of the world and teaching them how things work. Mentoring is a very powerful model that can be used to achieve this. A strong cultural value system is another.
C. Creating a sense of specialness and uniqueness as an individual or group. Clearly, knowing and respecting your culture gives you a sense of power by virtue of being connected to something valuable and strong.
D. Creating a sense of connectedness - encouraging bonding and connection to a culture, group or an idea. Teaching them their history and cultural significance creates a sense of power from being associated with a rich and powerful legacy. Spirituality is another powerful influence in encouraging connectedness.

6. Providing an adult protective shield
Providing an adult protective shield and monitoring speaks to providing supervision, discipline, and a caring adult presence. These foster a sense of safety and security. The concept of the village with multiple adult figures taking responsibility for the nurture and well-being of the village children is a concept that connects us to our culture and our spirituality. Wellness is also important in this respect. A child can be severely stressed by the illness of a caretaking adult, so it is in the best interest of the adult to adopt behaviors that promote wellness, both personally, and as a model for children to emulate.

7. Minimizing trauma
Minimizing trauma - Developing an individual's spirituality, a person's sense of self-efficacy, helping create a sense of safety, and providing stress management skills as well as psychological first aid (see attached) to encourage a sense of self-mastery and turn helplessness into helpfulness are all examples of putting this principle into action.

You may contact Dr. Bell at:

Carl C. Bell, M.D.
President/C.E.O. Community Mental Health Council
8704 S. Constance
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 734 - 4033 x 204 (office)
www.thecouncil-online.org

Source:
http://theblacklistpub.ning.com/profiles/blogs/dr-carl-bells-keys-to-reducing

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

We have to ask Massa to save our children since we refuse to save our own children.




From: "The Black Star Project, U.S.A."
To: Marc Sims
Sent: Tue, April 20, 2010 11:16:29 AM



I reject the fact that Mayor Daley and Superintendent Weis should develop a program to teach students how to be a good parent.


Black Star has done this and we very little support on it from the Black community.


Is the White man’s ice colder?


Phillip
http://blackstarproject.org/action/


From Marc Sims

We have to ask Massa to save our children since we refuse to save our own children.



Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis need to work with the public schools and develop a program to teach students how be a good parent.

In African American neighborhoods most parents are working class and the rest of us would be considered poor.

There are a disproportionate number of African American children living with their grandparents.

There are African American children who are wards of the state, who are foster children, or who are homeless.

We all know that most African American children in cities like Chicago do not live with their father.

There is so much destabilization in low-income African American neighborhoods, no one should be surprised there street crimes and murders every night.


Then you have our urban culture that promotes consumerism and debauchery.

We could vastly improve these African American neighborhoods, but our leaders are so passive, or so self-serving, or so corrupt.

Since we “successful” African Americans will not end the violence, who will?
Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis?


Marc Sims
viewpointchicago@yahoo.com
773-507-0724

Monday, April 19, 2010

GENOCIDE of AFRIKANS

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THE GOAL OF WHITE SUPREMACY IN RELATION TO AFRIKANS IS GENOCIDE - According to the United Nations Convention on Genocide Of 1946 genocide is defined as follows: it says "In the present convention genocide means any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial, or religious group such as:





A. Killing members of the group;




B. Causing bodily or mental harm to members of the group;




C. Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;






D. Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;





E. Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

African American Children Need Better Parents.



African American Children Need Better Parents.

I have spoken to thousands of Chicago Public School students via The Black Star Project. My experience has lead me to believe African American children need better parents.

The main reason why the African American schools are so bad is because there are not enough good parents. However, can you blame the parents?

Most African American parents are working class and the rest of us would be considered poor.

There are a disproportionate number of African American children living with their grandparents.

There are African American children who are wards of the state, who are foster children, or who are homeless.

We all know that most African American children in cities like Chicago do not live with their father.

There is so much destabilization in low-income African American neighborhoods, no one should be surprised education is far down on the list of values.
Then you have our urban culture that promotes consumerism and debauchery.

We could vastly improve these African American neighborhoods, but our leaders are so passive, or so self-serving, or so corrupt.

Most African American students need quality academic tutoring and life skills that will instill discipline.

We know what African American children need, but our children need African Americans not to be so passive, not to be self-serving, and not to be corrupt.

Marc Sims

773-507-0724
Marc Sims has hosted and produced a cable access program since 1991.

With the advent of citizen media Marc Sims videos are available via YouTube.

Marc's intriguing videos offer political and social views that are not presented on mainstream media.

Marc Sims was born, raised, and resides in the city of Chicago Illinois.

http://www.youtube.com/user/VPChicago#p/u

http://marcsims.blogspot.com/

Sunday, April 4, 2010

For What!

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Dr. King and other Civil Rights leaders died for what?

Friday, March 26, 2010

African American Egos


African Americans have enough money to end most of our urban drama.
We have not yet made a commitment to leave our egos at the door and work together.


Up you mighty race! You can accomplish what you will.
Marcus Garvey


Marc Sims
Chicago



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Thursday, March 11, 2010

To: President Barack Obama






To: President Barack Obama


Can you use your influence to persuade music radio stations to air public service announcements every hour?


The public service announcements should persuade African Americans;


Not to have any children until they are at least 25 years old


Stop having so many abortions


Encourage our children and grand children to their best in school


I could go on!



Thank You.

Marc Sims
773-507-0724
http://www.youtube.com/user/VPChicago#p/u

Monday, March 1, 2010

African Americas are known for being criminals on the TV news.


African Americas are known for being great athletes, entertainers, and criminals on the TV news.


Prominent African American leaders recently visited President Barack Obama to demand an economic agenda that is targeted to help African Americans. The great recession has been a greater burden for African Americans. The unemployment rate for African Americans is twice as high as it is for European Americans.

An obsolete public education model and a lack of “family values “are just two reasons for the high underemployment rate for African Americans. However, what is not discussed in the major media is our distrust of each other.

We will patronize African American owned beauty salons, barber shops, barbeque restaurants, and churches. Now when it is time to repair our cars and homes we are hesitant to hire a “Brother”. There are just not enough highly skilled and professional African American men that work with their hands.


Lower income African Americans are in desperate need of leadership. Leadership that will demand that African Americans stop having so many children out of wedlock. Leadership that will demand that low income African Americans value education, frugality and chastity. Leadership that will demand the public schools train some of our young men for jobs that don’t require four years of college.


An economic agenda that is targeted to help African Americans is necessary, but African American leaders should also focus on teaching young women how not to raise criminals. Every day we should be embarrassed that there are so many unemployable African American young men. We should be embarrassed that there are so many destabilize African American families and neighborhoods.



Marc Sims

http://www.youtube.com/user/VPChicago

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Poorly Performing Public Schools



Questions for Parents to ask the Principal of their children’s poorly performing public school.


I want to see (our school) succeed.

I believe the challenge for (our school) is changing the perception of the school by producing students with high grade point averages.

Is (our school) convincing students that (our school) is helping them achieve their career goals?

Is (our school) convincing parents to provide the support needed for their children to success in college?

Is (our school) raising the grade point averages of their students?

Marc Sims
773-507-0724

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Black Africa and the U.S. Black Movement

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This Document is Exhibit 10 of U.S. Supreme Court Case No.00-9587

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL MEMORANDUM-46
MARCH 17, 1978
Presidential Review Memorandum NSCM/46
TO: The Secretary of State
The Secretary of Defense
The Director of Central Intelligence

SUBJECT: Black Africa and the U.S. Black Movement
The President has directed that a comprehensive review be made of current developments in Black Africa from the point of view of their possible impacts on the black movement in the United States. The review should consider:
1. Long-term tendencies of social and political developments and the degree to which they are consistent with or contradict the U.S. interests.

2. Proposals for durable contacts between radical African leaders and leftist leaders of the U.S. black community.

3. Appropriate steps to be taken inside and outside the country in order to inhibit any pressure by radical African leaders and organizations on the U.S. black community for the latter to exert influence on the policy of the Administration toward Africa.

The President has directed that the NSC Interdepartmental Group for Africa perform this review. The review should be forwarded to the NSC Political Analysis Committee by April 20.
(signed)
Zbigniew Brezinski

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Inspire African American Children!

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All successful African Americans should support organizations that directly inspire African American children.

Marc Sims
Chicago
773-507-0724


Founded in 1996 by Phillip Jackson, The Black Star Project is committed to improving the quality of life in Black and Latino communities of Chicago and nationwide by eliminating the racial academic achievement gap. Our mission is to provide educational services that help pre-school through college students succeed academically and become knowledgeable and productive citizens with the support of their parents, families, schools and communities. Additionally, we help students aspire to post-secondary educational opportunities and training while exploring careers that will be emotionally, intellectually and financially rewarding. Our services are available to all students, particularly low-income Black and Latino students who attend low-achieving schools in disadvantaged communities. In order to achieve our goal of eliminating the racial academic achievement gap, we concentrate on three main areas of initiative: student engagement, parental development and advocacy. The Black Star Project conducts its programming and varied approaches to closing the racial academic achievement gap primarily through parent and student leadership development and advocacy.