Taking the Pledge: Torn About Joining the Chicago Police Force-HBO Tonight

Taking the Pledge: Torn About Joining the Chicago Police Force-HBO Tonight
More than half of the Chicago’s police force is white, even though white people make up less than a third of the city’s population. In a move to reform the Chicago Police Department and the disproportionate targeting of African Americans, officials are focusing on attracting minorities to become police. But convincing people to join ranks... Read more »

Cubs Win World Series 2016: How Millions Were in a "Glass Case of Emotion," Along with Anthony Rizzo

Cubs Win World Series 2016: How Millions Were in a "Glass Case of Emotion," Along with Anthony Rizzo
The Cubs Win the 2016 World Series With Commentary from Adam Pearce, WWE & Colt Cabana, WWE The stories have yet to cease. The emotions are still high to this day. And on the night Anthony Rizzo told David Ross he was in a “glass case of emotions,” I believe it’s safe to note, so... Read more »

How Illinois Adults Can Potentially Receive Their High School Diplomas

How Illinois Adults Can Potentially Receive Their High School Diplomas
Did you know? Almost 1.5 million Illinois adults, or 11% of the population, do not have a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), a state agency serving libraries in northern and western Illinois, is working with Gale, a library resource provider, to offer accredited high... Read more »
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On Empathy

This is the first time I’ve participated in Chicago Now’s Blogapalooz-Hour. Tonight, our group over at Chicago Now was asked to write about the following: “Without trying to be humble, write about something you’re really good at.” Empathy….I am an empathetic person. I chose to participate in this challenge because I want to talk about... Read more »

Our Amazing Chicago Youth: "I Am For Peace" Documentary

Chicago Youth Violence: “I Am for Peace” Documentary coming soon! Chicago Youth Violence: Our Kids are Taking a Stand. With the world in their pockets, a generation is coming alive through online voices, creativity, fundraising and monumental social change on a local and global scale. Chicago youth are standing up against violence in their city... Read more »

The Impact Of Teachers: The Gifts Our Students Give Back

This article is dedicated and in memory of my very first student, Sgt. Okan Murat Cetinbag. In the picture above, he is the child under the cursive ‘O’ on the board. He sat next to me for most of his 4th grade school year; he was a charming, happy and wonderful young boy who was... Read more »
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Charlie's Story and the Hydrocephalus Challenge

Welcome to Six Month Social Awareness on the Educator’s Diary…. Meet Scott and Charlie….       This is the first article in a series I am running about social awareness.  I am honored to share my dear friend’s story about his son Charlie and his challenge with Hydrocephalus. My friend Scott was the first... Read more »

Making A Difference In Chicago: Tell Me Your Story....

Are you doing amazing work in Chicago? Have you seen something so wonderful that you just need to share it? Do you do something unique or know someone that makes a difference? Does your company or organization take time for initiatives that help others?  The media is filled with sad stories all day, every day.... Read more »

The Largest Resource For Non-Profits Is Available Right Now...

Do you know how many searches there are on Google in one day? According to internetlivestats.com, there are over 3.5 billion searches in one day. Google processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average, which translates to over 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide; that is a great deal of searching. There are really... Read more »
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Paying it Forward this Thanksgiving: NBA Detroit Piston, Will Bynum Helps Clara's House in Chicago

NBA Detroit Piston and Chicago native, Will Bynum, is helping a Chicago south side shelter, Clara’s House, all around—helping those who live in the shelter as well as the owner who was hit with a disconnect electricity bill—a month ago–. Bynum and his ReachITeach Foundation, is making sure the nearly 50 women and children who... Read more »