Posts in category "children"

What do we Tell Our Champs???

The Champions. What do we Tell Our Champs??? It’s a damn shame that the Jackie Robinson Little League Baseball Team was stripped of their championship title. Shameful. Hurtful. Heartbreaking news. One of the mother’s appropriately asks, “Is this about boundaries or race?” Is this racism? Is it? We are afraid to look racism in the... Read more »

Christmas Presents!

If I were Santa Claus and could put whatever under the tree, these are the gifts I would deliver. For Mayor Emanuel                         A Blue Bike and a Ventra Card For  Jay Z                                            A New Baby Lady GaGa                                          A Chicago Penthouse Rod Blagojevich                                 A Pardon Jesse Jackson Jr.                               A Pardon Williams Beavers                               A Pardon Robin Thicke                                     ... Read more »

“Something GOOD in the NEIGHBORHOOD” IDOT SCIL - Safe Communities Illinois Project

There’s always something “GOOD” in the neighborhood.” With summer ending and fall quickly approaching, communities are hosting festivals, parades and a slew of other activities in communities all over the city to take full advantage of the last days of summer. This summer season has been great for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Safe Communities... Read more »

Is it time for third party negotiators?

  The city with big shoulders is not working and the world is watching.   The teacher’s strike continues to at least Wednesday.  The members need to vote. The children need to go back to school.  The parents need to go back to work. So,  is it time for third party mediators or arbitrators to... Read more »


Minister Louis Farrakhan made a strategic decision.  He decided to take the men of the Nation of Islam to the streets where youth murders are  most occurring.  He and his men are knocking on doors in Englewood, South Shore and Roseland and others. His approach is simple and old fashioned.  The way you end the... Read more »

What Would Maggie Daley Say About Her Park?

SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/hermene/Desktop/2012%20Editorial%20/What%20Would%20Maggie%20Daley%20Say%20About%20Her%20Park.doc Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced along with Former Mayor Richard Daley and Family that a 20-acre portion of Grant Park will be dedicated to the former First Lady, Maggie Daley. The downtown world-class park will be transformed for $55 million and will have play space,  scheduled to open in 2015. This is a wonderful... Read more »

Pay The Teachers

SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/hermene/Desktop/2012%20radio%20commentaries%20/   It is appalling that the politicians considered  legislation that would have a negative impact on teacher’s pensions.  Legislators are contemplating giving retired schoolteachers a choice between health benefits and a 3% annual rise on their pension, fixed incomes. Shame, Shame and shame.  One of the hardest jobs there is these days is teaching... Read more »

Love Letter to Mom!

Write your Mom a Love Letter. Tell her 10 things that she did as a mother that impacted you positively.   1.  What valuable lesson did she teach you?   2.  What is your favorite mom quote?   3.  What was your favorite birthday gift?   4.  What school lesson did you learn?   5. ... Read more »


It is difficult being a Black male teen these days.  You can get shot being in the wrong place at the wrong time doing something very ordinary like walking or driving.    It is upon parents to keep their children safe. Parents must  have a man to man conversation with their sons to warn them... Read more »


The murder of Trayvon Martin who was fatally shot in Sanford Florida by a keystone cop type is the Emmett Till case of 2012.  A teen Black male is in danger on American streets, in his neighborhood, in the suburbs and on urban streets.   A young Black Male Walking   (BMW) should be very careful.    His... Read more »