Posts in category "education"

Phenomenally, Maya Angelou was Every Woman

Maya Angelou was a world-class lady whose life might have been the inspiration for Chaka Kahn’s song I’m Every Woman. Maya was every woman – that is, every Black woman living in her era, from 1928-2014. She lived a rich life, but a life that was not always charming. She knew the good, the bad,... Read more »

Dr. King's Voice

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born some 85 years ago on January 15.    He lived a brief   purposeful life.  Born in Atlanta Georgia and assassinated in Memphis in 1968, he died at the  too early age of 39. He transformed America and today we still live his effects.  We owe much to King for... Read more »

The Legacy Project and The Horizon Science Academy Charter School

    Chicago has been called the most segregated city in the nation.  I would hope that image  diminishes as new neighborhoods, like Hyde Park and the South Loop are being developed and downtown Chicago expands with blue bikes and transportation street adjustments.   Chicago Public Schools have been in the center of America’s urban educational... Read more »
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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 »

The Class of 2012 at Sandy Hook

The killings of the 20 first graders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is too painful.     You think immediately of your children, your first graders  or your childhood.  You remember your first grade.  First graders should not have to be trained on defensive behavior.  Are we living in a war zone?  Some communities... Read more »

Obama needs us!

As a young black man in Chicago I’ve felt the strain.While talking with my guys recently I realized how much my president has done for me. Over these last four years I’ve received all kinds of support. I’ve gotten a job because of a Obama program,extended unemployment benefits when i lost that job because of Obama,extra scholarship,loan & grant... Read more »
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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 »

Chicago Teacher's Strike Has Political Implications

Hopefully the teachers strike is nearing an end and Chicago Public Schools open this coming Monday.  The nation is watching.    A key issue for both sides is evaluation.  Every job should have an evaluation and the Mayor is correct in his wish list.  However, it is difficult in this day and time for a... Read more »

Apply Now For N’DIGO Scholarships 2012

The most important thing a person can do for their life is to become educated. Education and economics parallel. It is more important than ever today as we survive in this age of technology and innovation. A college education is an absolute must. We try to facilitate that here at N’DIGO through the N’DIGO Foundation. ... Read more »
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Little Black Pearl = Black:unplugged

Terri Lyne Carrington, Dianne Reeves, Monica Haslip, Dr. Angela Davis, Tia Fuller, and Nona Hendryx

Photos by: John Broughton
“Trust yourselves. Trust your vision. Trust your creativity. Trust your imagination.” -Dr. Angela Davis Dating back to the days of the Harlem Renaissance along with the B.A.M. (Black Arts Movement) era, the arts have been the expression route of Black people. Through dance, music, theater, and poetry, the creative and performance arts have given us... Read more »