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Marc Sims Host Just A Few Questions Marc Sims was born, raised, and resides in the city of Chicago Illinois. https://anchor.fm/marc-sims marcsimschicago@gmail.com

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Chicago's Declining Black Population

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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. 

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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?

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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
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