The charter school crowd surrenders to segregation.

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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.

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

SoulFul Chicago BookFair

It was the motherload of all book fairs to-date. The night before I could hardly sleep. I tried to calm myself down with a cup of Chamomile – but this brain of mine was on ninety. I tried deep-breathing and became even the more stirred with excitement. I kept saying oh- I wonder, how will […] via SoulFul Chicago BookFair (7/17/2016) — Visionarie Place is Freedom Enter HERE to read the latest editions of Chicago Street Journal. Continue reading SoulFul Chicago BookFair

Interview with Dianna Long of Urban Art Retreat.

  We’ve all heard the term “starving artist” but can you tell our readers about the 21st Century working artist? I really don’t like the term “starving artist”. Forever, people have thought of artists as either starving or selling their art for millions. This sterotype is one of the things that prevents people from pursuing art for a living. It is the reason many parents don’t want their children to become artists. This “fantasy idea” of artists is not what it is really like. Most artists pursue their art career while they hold down another job. Smart artists figure out … Continue reading Interview with Dianna Long of Urban Art Retreat.