Posts tagged "students"

It's Back at Chicago State University: Jazz N the Grazz/Movies N the Grazz

It's Back at Chicago State University: Jazz N the Grazz/Movies N the Grazz
Chicago State University kicks off its free summer culture series that includes Tuesday night Movies in the Grazz, starting June 19 through Sept. 11 at sunset and Wednesday night Jazz in the Grazz, which runs from 5:30 p.m. till 8 p.m., starting June 20 through Sept.12. Cozy up with a picnic meal under the starry... Read more »

Benji- A Documentary Well Overdue

Benji- A Documentary Well Overdue
I have written several post about Ben “Benji” Wilson here on ChicagoNow.But I’m very happy to write this one. I was contacted by a writer who was working with the producers of a documentary on the life of Ben Wilson. The documentary was being created for ESPN films and they wanted more information on the... Read more »

Chicago State University Students Tackle Nielsen

Chicago State University Students Tackle Nielsen
Picture Courtesy of CSU Media Department For CSU students, Nielsen knowledge is power Students absorb powerful social, economic and political lessons of Nielsen’s “The State of the African-­American Consumer Report” and display their analytical acumen Feb. 28, 2012 — Armed with facts and rewarded with prizes, two teams of Chicago State students competed to demonstrate... Read more »
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When and Where Will Richard Milburn H.S. Move

When and Where Will Richard Milburn H.S. Move
This was the week that Chicago Public Schools dropped the bomb on several neighborhoods around the city about schools. This annual ritual of closing, turning around and creating quasi public schools always draws the ire of residents around the city. The Chatham community is waiting on CPS to drop the bomb on Richard Milburn H.S.... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools: The Lack of a Restorative Justice System Causes Kaos

Chicago Public Schools: The Lack of a Restorative Justice System Causes Kaos
Several weeks ago I wrote about the Chicago Public Schools visiting the Chatham community about Richard Milburn Alternative High School http://www.chicagonow.com/concerned-citizens-of-chatham/2011/10/capcc-to-cps-richard-milburn-alternative-high-school-must-go/. The high school is a “safe school” defined by Chicago Public Schools. The alternative high school moved from one of the Chicago Archdioces catholic schools at Holy Angels Catholic Church in the Bronzeville community... Read more »

Black World Cinema- Black Power Mixtape

Black World Cinema- Black Power Mixtape
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975, 2011, Sweden A film by Göran Hugo Olsson At the end of the Sixties and into the early Seventies, European interest in the US Civil Rights Movement and the US anti-war movement peaked. With a combination of commitment and naivetО, Swedish filmmakers traveled across the Atlantic to explore the Black Power... Read more »
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Become an Education Watchdog- BGA LSC Training

Become an Education Watchdog- BGA LSC Training
Thursday October 27,2011 6:30-8:30 pm St. Columbanus School Hall 7120 S. Calumet The event will provide people with a thorough understanding of Local School Councils (how they operate, how to become an LSC member, what the roles and responsibilities of the LSC are, etc.) and school budgeting (how to obtain a budget from your local... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools Denies Special Need Children Busing but Offers Citywide Busing to Milburn Alternative School Students

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS)http://www.cps.edu/ has a slogan of “Children First” but my recent experience has been if you are the “right” student. Recently, here in Chatham CPS stuck a new alternative school in our community without any regards to the feeling of the community, elected officials or parents of those students. The Richard Milburn... Read more »

Why is Chatham Attractive to Alternative Schools?

Back in 2008, I attended a community meeting hosted by the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council (CAPCC) and I expected it to be an uneventful meeting until the guest was introduced. The guest was a representative of Youth Connecions Charter Schools ( http://www.yccs.us/). The representative informed the audience of several interesting facts. There was a growing... Read more »
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This Weekend in Chatham and Surrounding Area