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 Advertisements Continue reading Remembering Harold Washington: A Man Like No Other

Chicago Street Journal (CSJ) Is Celebrating National Black Business Month

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 Chicago Street Journal (CSJ) Is Celebrating National Black Business Month

Who’s Fighting for Fathers?

For millions of men Fathers’ Day means gathering with family, firing up the grill and enjoying what makes Fathers’ Day special; spending time together and reflecting on life with your children and family. For millions of kids this special day is set aside to say “Thanks Dad,” you are appreciated. Your presence, guidance, good nature, care, nurture, generosity, love and wisdom have helped shape our lives in positive ways too numerous to count. From you we learned empathy, perseverance, dedication, sacrifice in the pursuit of goals and the value of hard work. That’s the reality of Father’s Day for millions … Continue reading Who’s Fighting for Fathers?

Ron Carter — The Artist.

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.

Trevor Noah Issues A Stern Warning To Democrats Who Decide Not To Vote — Real Stories – UPROXX

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

Rahm Emmanuel, Laquan McDonald and Black Rebellion in Chicago.

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.