For White Boys Schools Are Pipelines to Politics, For Black Boys Schools Are Pipeline to Prison.

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address. Like many other U.S. citizens, I see our current president as deeply flawed, lacking in empathy, racist and unable to take responsibility for his actions. But as a Black woman, I view Donald Trump as just another tone-deaf, […]

The Failings of Schools to Teach White Male Students Basic Morality

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Tonight, President Trump will deliver, “The State of the Union.”  President Trump has so many flaws; too many for me to list in one piece, but his inability to feel empathy, his blatant racism, and his inability to take responsibility for his actions, are the most frustrating of his flaws. […]

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 […]