Ron Carter — The Artist.

Ron Carter – THE ARTIST – has been the Publisher and Editor of South Street Journal (SSJ) now Chicago Street Journal (CSJ) for almost 24 years. He has ran for office, been a community organizer, been in the military and is a former Black Panther.  Yet, the thing that is mentioned least of all about him is his creative side. The artist in him. He is featured in the latest issue of CSJ. Click HERE to view more pieces. Page 12 — April edition of Chicago Street Journal.     Advertisements Continue reading Ron Carter — The Artist.

The Real organizer of the Bus Boycott — E.D. Nixon: The Forgotten Hero

Edgar Daniel Nixon (July 12, 1899 – February 25, 1987), known as E. D. Nixon, was a civil rights leader and union organizer in Alabama who played a crucial role in organizing the landmark Montgomery Bus Boycott there in 1955. The boycott highlighted the issues of segregation in the South, was upheld for more than a year by black residents, and nearly brought the city-owned bus system to bankruptcy. It ended in December 1956, after the United States Supreme Court ruled in the related case, Browder v. Gayle (1956), that the local and state laws were unconstitutional, and ordered the … Continue reading The Real organizer of the Bus Boycott — E.D. Nixon: The Forgotten Hero

How to become an “extra” in Chicago.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that there has been a tremendous amount of film work that has come to Chicago in recent years. Never before has there been so many productions and so much work available for extras in Chicago. I started in this business in 2010, working as an extra on various film projects.  As a child, like many others, my dream was to move to Los Angeles and “make it” as an actor. The universe has a way of working things out. For those studying and aspiring actors and actresses; pursuing a film career now — no moving to … Continue reading How to become an “extra” in Chicago.