If You Don’t Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I Have Some Bad News For You About Dr. Martin Luther King

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“God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty.”- Dr. King, “Strength to Love”, 1963 Although I’m not a history teacher, I love history and work hard to teach true history to my daughters. One of the hardest […]

How to GoCPS for Elementary School, Part One

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by ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson Are you planning to use GoCPS to apply for your child’s elementary school for next year? Well, buckle up, because it’s not easy. The process of choosing schools, applying, and enrolling your child in the Chicago Public Schools is daunting for even the most seasoned of parents. As […]

My Prayers To Protect My Children From Racism:

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Recently, there has been an uptick in racism in my community.  While I have been keenly aware of the dangerous racial rhetoric in our nation that came from the election of President Trump and writing and fighting to stop it, I didn’t think it the direct racism, of MAGA crew, […]

Why I Did Not Watch, “America To Me”

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“I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.” – James Baldwin Our  West suburban community has been captivated by the Starz docu-series, “America to Me.” In the series, Oak Park parent and documentary filmmaker Steve James highlights some of the racial issues that continue to plague […]

In Defense of Heartland Alliance

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In Defense of Heartland Alliance  by ShaRhonda Knott Dawson Our immigration system is a hot mess.  This is not news. However, recently, we have transitioned our hot mess of an immigration system, to flaming dookie shit storm.  This shit storm is brought to us, by President Shithead, Donald Trump, who […]

Uptown Girl: Musings on the Gift/Trauma of a Chicago Childhood.

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Uptown Girl: Musings on the trauma and gift that is a Chicago Childhood. Uptown is a fascinating neighborhood full of history, diversity, and stories of survival. I visit my childhood neighborhood often. However, the Uptown I visit presently isn’t like the Uptown I remember from my childhood. There are streets close […]

A Throwback: Rahm/Chuy Mayoral Election Questions

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December 15, 2018 As we get closer to Election Day,  the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times will be full of analysis about the election and their “expert” opinions on candidates. It will be primarily fear and propaganda. They will try their best to scare everyone into thinking Chicago will fall […]