Posts tagged "jesse jackson"

I Remember Harold

I Remember Harold
November 25th, marks the 25th anniversary of the loss of Chicago’s first African American mayor, Harold Washington, here’s my recollection as a kid on the southeast side. I remember his election and never had the city been that electric. I remember his hearty laugh, his formal and boisterous voice. I remember the excitement he brought... Read more »

Its About Time

Its About Time
Does the drama ever end, does the embarrassment ever stop and can Jesse Jackson Jr. be a man and step forward, admit his guilt, ask for forgiveness and spare us this ongoing saga. There are reality shows on cable that wish they had this kind of script. 34th alderwoman Carrie Austin (my old ward), calls... Read more »

Absentee Representation For the 2nd Congressional District

Absentee Representation For the 2nd Congressional District
With less than a week until election day, the ongoing saga of 2nd Congressional District is something worthy of a BET reality show and just plain disrespectful to all of his constituents, the people of the 2nd District and anyone else with a brain in the state of Ilinois. But I have some insight on... Read more »
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    I'm a lifelong writer (since I was 8 years old), and have been doing this blog in some form or fashion since 2004. I'm a DePaul grad (LA&S '99), and know and love Chicago. Writing is my passion, what I write is what I feel and there is no half steppin' with my work. I simply want to share my thoughts, experiences and opinions. And I appreciate you taking to the time to read what I have to say.

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