“Reefer Madness” Becomes The Billion Dollar Cannabis Industry.

  “Not long ago the body of a young girl lay crushed on the sidewalk after a plunge from a Chicago apartment window. Everyone called it suicide, but actually it was murder. The killer was a narcotic known to America as marijuana, and to history as hashish. Used in the form of cigarettes, it is comparatively new to the United States and as dangerous as a coiled rattlesnake. How many murders, suicides, and maniacal deeds it causes each year, especially among the young, can only be conjectured.” – Harry J. Anslinger (July 1937 as published in The American Magazine.) The … Continue reading “Reefer Madness” Becomes The Billion Dollar Cannabis Industry.

They Will Not Be Forgotten!

Chicago Street Journal (CSJ) dedicates this issue to all those who gave, so that we may live. Who would you add? There is never a wrong time to celebrate their lives and purpose. Read more about them in our current issue at http://www.ChicagoStreetJournal.com. To be in the next issue go to http://www.CSJads.info. Ron Carder, Publisher and Editor, 773-595-5229 Sonja Cassandra Perdue, Associate Publishers, Digital 773-609-2226 Continue reading They Will Not Be Forgotten!

The charter school crowd surrenders to segregation.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
MacArthur grant winner Hannah Nikole-Jones. The connection between segregation and quality education was at the heart of Brown v. Board of Education ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court when it banned legalized  segregated public schools  over 60 years ago. Separate but equal cannot be equal, the court ruled. Sixty years later segregated schools still predominate in the U.S. So does the argument that you can have racially segregated but equal schools. What may strike some as odd is that the argument comes from charter school promoters who once claimed that the creation of charter schools… Continue reading The charter school crowd surrenders to segregation.

Judge Weighs Two Decades In Prison For Ex-Cop’s Fatal Shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former South Carolina police officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death and should expect to spend about two decades in prison, a judge said Thursday as he prepared to sentence the ex-officer for a federal civil rights violation. Before U.S. District Judge David… via Judge Weighs Two Decades In Prison For Ex-Cop’s Fatal Shooting — Black America Web Continue reading Judge Weighs Two Decades In Prison For Ex-Cop’s Fatal Shooting

Remembering Harold Washington: A Man Like No Other

Remembering Harold Washington Mayor Washington visits sick child. (The Chicago Defender Photo Files) He was our hero, our role model, a man of the people. His speech was elegant, intellectually savvy and yet his connection to the ordinary working man was magnetic. His voice was boisterous yet inviting. Harold Washington was the entire package of… via Remembering Harold Washington: A Man Like No Other — The Chicago Defender Continue reading Remembering Harold Washington: A Man Like No Other

Our interview with the CEO of 365 Virtual Solutions – Jeaneane Brown.

Most business owners are overwhelmed and still don’t understand the importance of utilizing a virtual assistant. Can you explain to our readers the role of a virtual assistant? The role of a virtual assistant is to assist small and medium sized business owners with day-to-day tasks. Virtual Assistants consists of individuals, as well as companies, who work remotely from home as independent professionals, providing a wide range of products and services both to businesses as well as consumers. 365 Virtual Solutions specializes in being a virtual call center for small to mid-sized business owners. How does that work? We address … Continue reading Our interview with the CEO of 365 Virtual Solutions – Jeaneane Brown.

My #MeToo Story.

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Long before the #MeToo hashtag or references to “pussy grabbing” there were screams and tears from women across all civilizations, that went unanswered. And, let’s not forget the slave woman, mother and child, Maya Angelou or The Color Purple. But, unlike ever before and thank goodness in our time, Alyssa Milano shared her experiences and now the world responds — FINALLY!

The #MeToo hashtag has lent a voice and opened the doors for the victims of sexual harassment and abuse to tell their stories and release the pain and secrets of a lifetime. May this door never close and enable all who wish to do so, to walk through with a new meaning and understanding of what is actually taking place around the world in this sick cycle of the abuse of boys and girls and women and men.

In France, Twitter users are using #balancetonporc or “expose the pig” to encourage women to name and shame their attackers, while #WomenWhoRoar is also being used to encourage victims of sexual abuse to speak up.

Let’s wave our own flags and shout out #MeToo from sea-to-shining-sea.

My #MeToo Story.

Excerpt from “Black America – Asking Ourselves The Tough Questions” by Sonja Cassandra Perdue.

I was very young.  12 years old.  Kenneth Johnson was younger.  He was 5 years old.  We lived on the first floor of a small two-flat and Kenneth and his family lived upstairs.  The Johnsons were in their late 20s and had four children; whenever the young couple wanted to go out, I was the children’s playmate/babysitter.

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