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 Advertisements Continue reading They Will Not Be Forgotten!

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

The Latest: Judge weighs whether to halt immigration rules

CHICAGO — The Latest on legal battle between Trump administration and Chicago over so-called sanctuary cities (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Attorneys for Chicago are asking a federal judge to stop President Donald Trump’s administration from withholding public safety grants from cities and counties that provide sanctuary to immigrants in the country illegally. In a… via The Latest: Judge weighs whether to halt immigration rules — National Post Enter HERE to read the latest editions of Chicago Street Journal. Continue reading The Latest: Judge weighs whether to halt immigration rules

Federal Employees are Fed-Up with Trump

Federal Employees are Fed-Up with Trump I have been representing federal employees of the executive office for over 35 year, as an officer of the National Federation of Federal Employees, and must express alarm over the personnel policies and practices under consideration by President Trump, to be applied nationwide. The federal government, it should be noted, is not a TV show. At one time the federal government was considered to be the premiere employer in the country.  Positions are competitively sourced, and it takes three years for someone to achieve full career status.  This appears to be changing under Trump. … Continue reading Federal Employees are Fed-Up with Trump

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.

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