Comments like conservative TV talk show host Bill O’Reilly’s public denigration of U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters with a “joke” left Black women fuming and responding. Advocates and activists weren’t laughing when Mr. O’Reilly referred to Rep. Waters’ hair as a “James Brown wig,” during a March 28 interview on the show Fox & Friends. That same day April Ryan, White House reporter for the American Urban Radio Network was disrespected by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who told her to stop shaking her head during a Q&A. Black women fired back immediately, some through the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork, which was created by … Continue reading The Constant Fight Against Disrespect Of The Black Female
Barack Obama clearly ended up with the right woman, but with news of his pre–Michelle marriage proposal making headlines, our curiosity about Sheila Miyoshi Jager was piqued. In Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, Jager told Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David J. Garrow that she had been seriously involved with the future president in the mid- […] via Meet the Woman Barack Obama Reportedly Proposed to Before Michelle? — Conversations Of A Sistah Read he latest edition of Chicago Street Journal. Continue reading Meet the Woman Barack Obama Reportedly Proposed to Before Michelle?
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. Continue reading Ron Carter — The Artist.
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
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.
Getty Image Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, told reporters at the Republican National Convention on Monday that liberals who abstain from voting in November will essentially be casting their votes for Donald Trump. “If you’re a Democrat and you say, ‘I’m not voting for Hillary,’ then you are voting for Trump,” Noah warned.… via Trevor Noah Issues A Stern Warning To Democrats Who Decide Not To Vote — Real Stories – UPROXX Ron Carter, Publisher and Editor of Chicago Street Journal, 773-609-2226 Continue reading Trevor Noah Issues A Stern Warning To Democrats Who Decide Not To Vote — Real Stories – UPROXX
By Paul Street Beneath a carefully constructed pretense of concern for racial justice, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has long been a dedicated corporatist “law and order” enemy of Black America. During his time as a top political operative in the arch-neoliberal Bill Clinton White House, the notorious bully Emmanuel (later to be nicknamed “Rahmbo”) was a driving force behind the 1994 federal “three strikes” Clinton crime bill. That draconian measure helped make Bill Clinton “the incarceration president” and contributed to a significant increase in the monumental hyper-imprisonment and criminal marking of Black Americans. Among other terrible things, the law put … Continue reading Rahm Emmanuel, Laquan McDonald and Black Rebellion in Chicago.