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.

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.

It’s going to take 217 years to close the global economic gender gap.

For the first time since the World Economic Forum’s records began in 2006, the global gender gap is widening again. The data make for depressing reading. Each year, the WEF ranks 144 countries in its Global Gender Gap Index to see how they compare on four “pillars”: economic participation and opportunity, education, political empowerment, and… via It’s going to take 217 years to close the global economic gender gap — Quartz Continue reading It’s going to take 217 years to close the global economic gender gap.

Gas Prices Across Illinois Spike Overnight

CHICAGO (CBS) — One of the biggest overnight gas hikes we’ve seen in quite some time occurred Wednesday, with some stations raising prices 50 cents. In the last several hours alone, there was a 40 cent jump per gallon at a Speedway in Summit, Illinois. So, what’s behind the sudden spike? CBS 2’s Jim Williams… via Gas Prices Across Illinois Spike Overnight — CBS Chicago Continue reading Gas Prices Across Illinois Spike Overnight

Black Business Matters

According to ProsperityNow.org/ (Formerly Corporation for Enterprise Development.) it will be centuries before “wealth equality” between whites and African-Americans and Latinos is realized in the United States. (Read their report on “The Ever-Growing Gap: Without Change, African-American and Latino Families Won’t Match White Wealth for Centuries.”) According to Neilsen (The top consumer rating agency for the nation.), “…Black consumers are one of America’s greatest assets.” Without a doubt, any group of people or country that has $1.2 trillion in buying power and who at the same time has kept virtually nothing for themselves, would be everyone’s best buddy (asset). Especially … Continue reading Black Business Matters

“The Five Stairsteps-YOU’VE WAITED TOO LONG”

The Five Stairsteps, known as “The First Family of Soul,” [1] were an American Chicago soul group made up of five of Betty and Clarence Burke Sr.’s six children: Alohe Jean, Clarence Jr., James, Dennis, and Kenneth “Keni”, and briefly, Cubie. They are best known for the 1970 song “O-o-h Child”, listed #392 on Rolling […] via “The Five Stairsteps-YOU’VE WAITED TOO LONG” — AMERICA ON COFFEE   Continue reading “The Five Stairsteps-YOU’VE WAITED TOO LONG”

We’re now Chicago Street Journal. Join us.

Launched August 1, 2013, under the direction of Publisher and Editor Mr. Ron Carter. (Formerly, South Street Journal.) South Street Journal (SSJ) served the south side Chicago community from 1993 through 2013. In 2007, SSJ served as the platform for the launching of Black Wall Street Chicago and in 2010 sponsored the 1st Black Wall Street National Convention. It is time to grow. On August 1, 2013, SSJ become Chicago Street Journal (CSJ) and moved into a new phase of development designed to reach out to all Chicago communities with distribution on the city’s north, south and west sides, in … Continue reading We’re now Chicago Street Journal. Join us.